And what book are we here at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory celebrating on this day?
LIADEN UNIVERSE® CONSTELLATION, VOLUME 5
Let’s just take a moment to admire that, up there in lights like it is. Not only a compilation of Liaden Universe® short works, but the FIFTH such volume.
Sixty-three short works based in the Liaden Universe® are collected in those five volumes — short stories, novellas, novelettes. And six more queued up for inclusion in Volume 6.
. . . It’s traditional at times like these for the artist to thank those who have helped them achieve a milestone.
So, first of all, I want to thank you — our readers, for keeping the faith, and buying the books, and supporting our work in so very many ways.
I would also like to thank editors Colleen Doran, Jason Cordova, Eric Flint, Liz Holliday, Tanya Huff, Janis Ian, Warren Lapine, Lee Martindale, Joshua Palmatier, Christopher Ruocchio, Michael A. Ventrella, and Toni Weisskopf for publishing original short works set in the Liaden Universe®.
You guys ALL rock!
For those who may have been avoiding the short Liaden works, you don’t have to have read the novels to understand — and enjoy! — the stories. I understand that there are some people who eschew short stories because they’re, err, short — but there’s not much to be done about that, “short” being the point of the form.
If you’re still unconvinced, and would like to taste a couple for free before buying a whole book, here’s a couple links: