Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto

So, let’s do a little catch-up.

1  Amazon is currently having a $.99 sale on the Kindle edition of Shout of Honor: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 29, published in May 2019.  If you have an interest, or think someone you know might have an interest, here’s the link.

Barnburner, a cozy Maine mystery by Sharon Lee, the first of two books featuring Jen Pierce, is now available as an ebook, paper book, and audiobook.  Here’s your link.

2a  Gunshy, the second Jen Pierce novel, will be along bye-n-bye, so watch the skies.

The Wrong Lance, that being the start of the novel which is NOT Accepting the Lance, is being posted, a chapter a week on Mondays.  There are 11 chapters, and Chapter Six posted this morning.  If you’d like to join the fun, you can start here.

4  I will be moderating a panel at reCONvene on August 15, time to be determined.  Panelists are: Steven Barnes, Jenn Brissett, Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, Adrian Tchaikovsky. We will be taking up the topic of Earth’s place in the future; what it may mean to be “from” Earth; and what Earth itself may look like, socially, and environmentally.  More information on reCONvene may be found here.

5  Today is Princess Jasmine Sprite’s eighth birthday.  Here’s a picture of her being patient when I interrupted her morning squirrel watch:

Today’s blog brought to you by Styx:  “Mr. Roboto.”  Here’s the link.

2 thoughts on “Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto”

  1. I’m enjoying the chapters of “The Wrong Lance”.
    I realise the events that didn’t get into “Accepting the Lance” are not canon and don’t count, though they’re fun to read.
    But… I’m wondering how much of the new background information about the Clutch Turtles, and specifically about what Emissary Twelve is, and how the Elders might react / what options they have to react to things that seriously rile them, does belong in the background of the Liaden Universe as you know it.
    I find this glimpse of a possibility of more ‘hasty’ action than I thought was part of their psyche quite intriguing; something new that needs to be taken into account, even if it is only triggered by something that threatens their own or the universe’s survival.
    Is that something you could comment on, maybe in the author’s afterword at the end of the chapters that you said you were going to post?

  2. Well…we have known about the Short Lives since Agent of Change, because we had to figure out how the Clutch could mount, not only a credible, but a victorious, attack against the Yxtrang. So, that information has been among the things that the authors know since the beginning.

    I don’t feel like we have as firm a grip on the Elders, and it was that realization that helped lead me into error. And, yes, I plan to touch on that in the Author’s Notes at the end of the series.

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