Since this has come up in discussion several times: No (that’s NO), Necessity’s Child, a Liaden Universe® novel scheduled for publication in May 2013 is not (that’s NOT) the sequel to Dragon Ship.
Necessity’s Child is the book that bore the working title George, snippets of which were posted in this journal through late 2011 and early 2012.
Further to the sequel of Dragon Ship — It has not (NOT) been written yet; we are not (NOT) in the process of writing it; it hasn’t even been pitched yet.
Writing projects currently on the Lee-and-Miller plate are:
1. Short story for Baen website, due July 1 — Steve
2. Trade Secrets, sequel to Balance of Trade — Steve
3. Two sequels to Carousel Tides, tentatively titled Carousel Sun and Carousel Seas — Sharon
4. Write and submit proposals, one of which will be for the sequel to Dragon Ship. We have discovered that we need to let our brains rest before we start in proposin’ agin, so that’s what’s happening. *Looks at list above. Falls over laughing*