Asyouknowbob, Trader’s Leap, the twenty-third novel of the Liaden Universe® written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, will be published by Baen Books in early December 2020.
Several people have written to us, to let us know that Barnes and Noble is sending to Known Liaden Readers with the news that they are taking pre-orders of Leap — which is pro-active, and I applaud them.
We have also been asked, in light of the fact that Uncle Hugo’s was burned in the recent riots, if there would be any chance of signed editions.
We have an answer to that question, to wit!
Yes, there is a chance of signed editions.
We have spoken to Don Blyly, the man behind the Uncle, and he wants to handle the signed copies of Trader’s Leap, as he has done for manymany of our previous novels. He needs to get some ducks in a row, and to our knowledge, he is proceeding in that endeavor.
Now, here’s where you need to not let BN, or the Internet Timewarp, raise your expectations. Leap is due out on December 1, 2020. Today is June 30, 2020. Even in a normal year, the preorders through Uncle Hugo’s wouldn’t open until September. There is time enough in the interval to wrassle ducks into at least a semblance of propriety, and if the worst happens, and the Uncle cannot find a way to handle preorders for signed copies, there will be time enough and world to pre-order from another source.
So, yeah, the key is, as it so often is : Patience. Waiting is.
Here, have a picture of Sprite and Belle, being calm and patient.