There was a database catastrophe at our web hosting facility, which brought down sharonleewriter.com, splinteruniverse.com, and pinbeambooks.com for a few days. We are back now, and in catch-up mode.
So, let’s catch up!
1 The Wrong Lance, Splinter Universe Presents, Volume 2 has been compiled into an ebook and is available for preorder from The Usual Suspects. Here’s a so-called “universal” link. Here’s the link for the Kindle edition.
1a YES, the ebook will be available from Baen, but not until Release Day. Baen does not have the ability to take pre-orders for Pinbeam Books (the Lee&Miller Publishing Arm)
1b YES, there will be a paper book, but not until (or a little before or after). Amazon is our source for paper books, and Amazon has not so far been able to figure out how to allow people to pre-order paper books
1c If you want to talk about The Wrong Lance with other readers, a discussion area has been created for you, here
2 The eARC of Trader’s Leap, the 23rd novel in the Liaden Universe® created and authored by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is now available for download. Here’s your link
2a If you’d like to read a sample of Trader’s Leap, that starts here
3 You may preorder a signed (not personalized) copy of the Trader’s Leap hardcover from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore. Here’s your link
3a For those who have not heard the news, Uncles Hugo and Edgar were lost to the Minneapolis riots. The owner, Mr. Blyly (aka the Uncle), wished to make signed books available to long-time customers and Liaden Universe® readers. The only way this could be made to work was for Baen to have the printer send Steve and me pages for us to sign. These pages will be bound into a set of books and sent to Mr. Blyly. This process of binding in a special page is in the industry called “tipped in,” which technical description you will see on the catalog page linked above.
3b Trader’s Leap hardcover may also, of course, be preordered from your favorite bookstore, whatever it is.
3c You may not preorder the ebook edition of Trader’s Leap from your favorite bookstore as yet. This is because of how Baen markets its bundles and eARCS and that’s all I know on the subject.
3d There is no word yet on an audio edition.
4 If you have read the Trader’s Leap eARC and Want To Talk About It, a Spoiler Discussion space has been set up here