Liaden Universe® Updates

Presented in order of Temporal Proximity.

First!  We have a book coming out on May 3!  Fair Trade, the third account of the loves and adventures of Jethri Gobelyn ven’Deelin, Trader Extraordinaire, will be available in hardcover, and electronic from all of the usual vendors.  Right now, you may preorder the hardcover from those same usual suspects.

There are Notes, to wit!

Note A:  YES, you will be able to buy this novel electronically on the release date.  NO, you may not preorder it.  This is how our publisher does things, and is above our pay grade.

Note B:  If you want a signed copy of the hardcover Fair Trade, you can preorder one right here

Note B1:  Personalizations are not available this time.  Uncle Hugo’s is just getting settled into their new space, and there was some concern about Mistakes Being Made.  Nobody wants mistakes, amirite?

Note C:  We have heard nothing about an audiobook edition.  This, too, is above our pay grade.  Please be assured that, should we hear something, we will shout it from the rooftops.

Second!  Salvage Right, a Liaden Universe® novel set on Tinsori Light, will be handed in to Baen in June.  Trade Lanes, the fourth Jethri Gobelyn ven’Deelin novel, has a September deadline.  That’s right, we’re turning in two books in 2022.

Third!  Title TBA, a Liaden Universe® novel that will probably continue the story from the Redlands.  This could change, so, yanno, don’t mark in down in ink.  That book is due at Baen in June 2023.

Fourth!  And, may I just say, the reason I’ve called you all together today — Lee and Miller have signed a three-book contract with their long-time publisher Baen Books.  The contract’s call-name is Traveler’s Trio, and we have no idea where those novels will take us, yet, but we do have delivery dates.  Those are:

Traveler’s Trio ONE:  September 2024
Traveler’s Trio TWO:  September 2025
Traveler’s Trio THREE:  September 2026

Note A:  In September 2026, I will be 74 years old.  Steve will have celebrated his 76th birthday three months prior.  This by way of reassuring those folks who have been worrying about our retirement that, err — writers don’t retire.  At least, writers at our level of the game don’t retire.

Here ends the Updatery.



5 thoughts on “Liaden Universe® Updates”

  1. At the risk of being crass, have you made a “Universe Bible” so that your creation may continue being expanded beyond y’all’s mortal existences? The L-Verse has been such a joy to explore that I hate to think of it suddenly stopping.

  2. By 2026 I will be 85, please, with all my good will, thoughts, intentions, and prayers, don’t stop before I do. Women in my family live long, just so you know. AND CONGRATS!!!

  3. Very pleased to hear there will be three more books. Will finish this comment and go order Fair Trade. On the March 18th blog near the bottom from Ilona Andrews some interesting information about clear tea pots. I thought you might be interested as you too are a tea drinker.

  4. Very happy for both readers and writers to hear of the new trio. At the risk of asking something I shouldn’t (which you’re welcome to ignore, of course), my first thought upon seeing the “Traveler’s Trio” call-name was to wonder if we might be seeing more of the Bedel in this trio? I really like them a lot! Thanks.

  5. Congratulations! May your writing continue to delight you, as well as readers, and may it provide a living wage.

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