Liaden Universe(R) InfoDump No. 88

THIS SATURDAY DEADLINE FOR SIGNED GHOST SHIP
If you want a signed hardcover first edition of Ghost Ship, which will be published by Baen in August 2011, you must pre-order a copy from Uncle Hugo’s special website, here and you must do so by Saturday, April 30! That’s just three days.
Reiterating the rules from InfoDump #87:

Your credit card will not be charged until your book has actually shipped.

If you want to receive a signed copy of GHOST SHIP, you must pre-order, even if you entered a pledge for a book.

And you must act NOW: Pre-orders are open through April 30, 2011.

GHOST SHIP will be published in early August 2011. Cover price is $25.

Uncle Hugo’s offers a flat $6 shipping fee in the U.S.; two GHOST SHIPs travel for the same six bucks as one GHOST SHIP. Overseas orders will have to have their postage figured on a case-by-case basis at the ordering site.

Yes, you may add other books to your GHOST SHIP pre-order.

Questions about this part of the process must be addressed to: unclehugoATaolDOTcom (where AT and DOT are replaced by the usual)

ELECTRONIC CHAPBOOKS AVAILABLE DRM-FREE FROM AMAZON AND BN

Pinbeam Books (aka Steve and Sharon) has been busily adding to its lists at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. The following chapbooks have been uploaded and are, or will shortly be, available from the Kindle and the Nook stores.

Allies: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 12
Calamity’s Child
Duty Bound: AitLU Number 3
Eidolon: AitLU Number 14
Fellow Travelers: AitLU Number 2
Halfling Moon: AitLU Number 16
Master Walk: Tales of the Advocacy Number One
Misfits: AitLU Number 15
Necessary Evils: AitLU Number 11
Shadows and Shades: AitLU Number 8
Skyblaze: AitLU Number 17
The Cat’s Job
Two Tales of Korval: AitLU Number 1
With Stars Underfoot: AitLU Number 10

The chapbooks are available from: BN.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.uk, Amazon.de Search on “pinbeam books” or particular titles. And do check back — we’ll be uploading chapbooks until we run out!

As mentioned, the eChapbooks are DRM free. This means that you don’t need to have a Kindle or a Nook (or a Kindle or Nook app) to read them. You can read Pinbeam Kindle files on your mobi device and Pinbeam Nook books on your ePub reader. We do eventually intend to extend our distribution base to other ebook vendors.

Full disclosure: Many of these stories have been available as part of the Liaden Unibus bundles I and II from Webscriptions.net for several years.

SKYBLAZE HAS SHIPPED

All preordered editions of Skyblaze: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 17, have shipped. If you have not received your book(s), please write to editor1ATsrmpublisherDOTcom
(where AT and DOT are replaced by The Usual).

GHOST SHIP EARC AVAILABLE FROM BAEN WEBSCRIPTIONS

For those who indulge the Ghost Ship eARC is now available, here

An “eArc” is an electronic Advance Reading Copy. It will contain errors. It does cost more than the corrected ebook, coming in early August. What you get for your money is this: You get to read the story four-and-a-half-months before the Whole Rest of the Entire World!
Where in the World Are Lee and Miller?
PORTCON MAINE
June 23-26, 2011
Wyndham Hotel
South Portland, Maine
http://www.portconmaine.com
PortCon Maine is a fan-run anime convention growing into being a general geek-interest convention. Sharon and Steve have previously been panelists at PortCon; this year, they’re listed on the Guests of Honor page for this June’s event.

RENOVATION, THE 69TH ANNUAL WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
August 17-21, 2011
Reno, Nevada
http://www.renovationsf.org/
Sharon and Steve will be panelists. See you there!

THE GREAT NEW ENGLAND STEAMPUNK EXPOSITION
September 16-18, 2011
Courtyard Marriott/Central Massachusetts Expo Center
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
http://www.thegreatnewenglandsteampunkexhibition.com/index.html
Steve and Sharon will be Guests at this Steampunk Extravaganza. Other attending luminaries include but are not limited to Abney Park, Phil and Kaja Foglio, and Jake von Slatt.

CHATTACON 37
January 20-22, 2012
Chattanooga Choo Choo
1400 Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
http://www.chattacon.org/
Chattacon is a classic southern convention that Steve went to several times in very early incarnations — but hasn’t been back to for more than 30 years! This year coming, as for the last several, the convention will be held at Chattanooga Choo Choo — a train station turned into a hotel — a destination worth a trip all by itself! GOH list includes Steve Miller and Sharon Lee, Laura Anne Gilman, John Picacio – Artist GoH, Rachel Caine – Special Guest, and Mark Van Name – Toastmaster

UPCOMING FROM LEE AND MILLER
Lots of Lee and Miller material coming in 2011, as Baen continues to issue omnibus editions of the Liaden Universe® backlist. Here’s what you can expect to see over the next few months in your favorite local bookstore:

Korval’s Game — May 3 (includes Plan B and I Dare)
Saltation mmp — June 28
Ghost Ship — August 2
The Crystal Variation — September 6 (includes Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon, Balance of Trade)
Mouse and Dragon mmp — October 25
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE

Uncle Hugo’s: http://www.unclehugo.com/

University Bookstore: http://www.bookstore.washington.edu/services.taf?dept=about&category=loca

Pandemonium Books: http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/

Missing Volume: http://www.themissingvolume.com/

Borderlands: http://www.borderlands-books.com/

Dream Haven: http://www.dreamhavenbooks.com/

Flights of Fantasy: http://www.fof.net/

Mysterious Galaxy: http://mysteriousgalaxy.booksense.com/

Constellation Books: http://www.constellationbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp

Children’s Book Cellar: http://www.indiebound.org/stores/childrens-book-cellar

All of the above folks do mail order and take want lists.

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLY THINGS OF NOTE

Theo_Waitley is the discussion group for readers of Fledgling and Saltation: http://community.livejournal.com/theo_waitley/

Where Dragons Rest: http://community.livejournal.com/liaden_readers/

Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: http://kinzel.livejournal.com/

Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: http://rolanni.livejournal.com/

SRM Publisher blog: http://srmpublisher.livejournal.com/

Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!

http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller

http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook

Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts

Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts

Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

GoodReads

Sharon’s Author Page:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/57980.Sharon_Lee

*Steve’s on Twitter*: http://twitter.com/bechimo

*Sharon’s on Twitter, too*: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval

DISCLAIMER STUFF
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2 thoughts on “Liaden Universe(R) InfoDump No. 88”

  1. Please, I read somewhere that some of the stories are available for download simply to a computer, not a Kindle or Nook or other e-reader. Can it be done? How?

    The Liaden Universe is so beautiful, so textured, so useful during hard times. Thank you for writing, and for persevering.

    JR

  2. Please, I read somewhere that some of the stories are available for download simply to a computer

    Check out Webscriptions

    Thank you for writing, and for persevering.

    You’re very welcome. Thank you for reading.

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