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Books read in 2020

88  Exit Strategy (Murderbot 4), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
87  Rogue Protocol (Murderbot 3), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
86  Artificial Condition (Murderbot 2), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
85  All Systems Red (Murderbot 1), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
84  Maybe This Time, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
83  Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
82  Return of the Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
81  A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny (annual read w/Steve)
80  Dorothy Parker:  What Fresh Hell is This?, Marion Meade
79  Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me)
78  Trust Me on This, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
77  Divergence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud w/Steve)
76  Junkyard Cats, Faith Hunter (e)
75  The Mad Miss Mathley, Michelle Martin (read aloud w/Steve)
74  Cotillion, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
73  Emerald Blaze, Ilona Andrews (e)
72  The Ragged World, Judith Moffett (re-read) (e)
71  Alpha Night, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
70  The Liar’s Dice, Jeanine Lin (e)
69 The Cinderella Deal, Jennifer Crusie (Steve read to me)
68  The King of Next Week, E.C. Ambrose (e)
67  A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (e)
66  Too Many Cooks, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
65  Maskerade, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve)
64  The Masqueraders, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
63  What the Lady Wants, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
62  Black Dog, Rachel Neumeier (e)
61  The Red Box, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
60  Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (e)
59  The Rubber Band, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
58  Ruddy Gore, Kerry Greenwood
57  Manhunting, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
56  Nobody’s Perfect, Donald E. Westlake (e)
55  Charlie All Night, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
54  Paladin’s Grace, T. Kingfisher (e)
53  Wolf Rain, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
52  Slippery Creatures, KJ, Charles (e)
51  Star Rogue, Susan Grant (e)
50  The Black Mountain, Rex Stout (re-read) (e)
49  The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
48  The Trouble with Jenny’s Ear, Oliver Butterworth (re-read)
47  Tooner Schooner, Mary Lasswell (re-read) (e)
46  Fer-de-Lance, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
45  Lake Silence, Anne Bishop
44  Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
43  Mort, Terry Pratchett (re-read) (e)
42  Network Effect, Martha Wells (e)
41  Lord and Ladies, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for both)
40 Trouble in Triplicate, Rex Stout (e)
39 The Outlaws of Sherwood, Robin McKinley (e)
38 Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (re-read aloud w/Steve, because Steve had a Notion about alligators, specifically Moot; the Talmadge Bridge, and Savannah in general)
37 Warprize, Elizabeth Vaughan (e)
36 Who Speaks for the Damned, C.S. Harris
35 Don’t Look Down, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (read aloud w/Steve)
34 Blood and Circuses, Kerry Greenwood
33 The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
32 One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
31 Sweep in Peace, Ilona Andrews (e)
30 Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
29 Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (e)
28 Raven Heart, Murphy Lawless (e)
27 Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
26 The Cat Who Said Cheese, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
25 Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
24 Moon Called, Patricia Briggs (re-re-read)
23 War for the Oaks, Emma Bull (re-re-re-re-&c read)
22 The Widow of Rose House, Diana Bill (e)
21 False Value, Ben Aaronovitch
20 Charity Girl, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve re-read for both)
19 Minor Mage, T. Kingfisher (e)
18 The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood
17 Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
16 Murder at the Brightwell, Ashley Weaver
15 Crazy for You, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
14 A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner
13 The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
12 Ocean Light, Nalini Singh (read aloud with Steve)
11 Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate, Cynthia Kim
10 Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (read aloud with Steve)
The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang (e)
Fall into Spring, Amy Lane (e)
Resurgence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better…, Rachel Aaron (e)
Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian (e)
Jimmy the Kid, Donald E. Westlake (e)
Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles (e) (read aloud with Steve)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe, Patricia McKillip (e) (re-read)
Proper English, KJ Charles (e)

Trader’s Leap is shipping and! Ambient Conditions Update

Don Blyly at Uncle Hugos Bookstore is working from home after his store was burnt out.  He tells us that the exclusive to the Uncles signed-via-tipped-in-sheets Trader’s Leap, the twenty-third novel of the Liaden Universe® by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, has arrived and is being shipped as he has time — he’s already packed some Canadian orders as well as a bunch of US orders.

The official publication date for Leap is December 1, but since Baen doesn’t usually embargo books (and Don’s house can only hold so many books) he’s going ahead now. He mentions that he has more than enough for the 150 or so pre-orders, and he’ll ship new orders first-come basis after the pre-orders are done.  If you haven’t yet ordered your signed edition of Trader’s Leap, now is the hour.  Here’s your link.

In other news, I have pushed the button to start the publication process of the paper edition of Ambient Conditions:  Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 31 (yes, written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller). It can take as long as 72 hours for print editions to make it through Amazon’s system, so patience is still in order.  I will post a buy link as soon as there is one.

The ebook edition of Ambient Conditions is still set to publish on November 27.

And that’s this morning’s news.

Books read in 2020

87  Rogue Protocol (Murderbot 3), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
86  Artificial Condition (Murderbot 2), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
85  All Systems Red (Murderbot 1), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
84  Maybe This Time, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
83  Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
82  Return of the Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
81  A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny (annual read w/Steve)
80  Dorothy Parker:  What Fresh Hell is This?, Marion Meade
79  Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me)
78  Trust Me on This, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
77  Divergence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud w/Steve)
76  Junkyard Cats, Faith Hunter (e)
75  The Mad Miss Mathley, Michelle Martin (read aloud w/Steve)
74  Cotillion, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
73  Emerald Blaze, Ilona Andrews (e)
72  The Ragged World, Judith Moffett (re-read) (e)
71  Alpha Night, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
70  The Liar’s Dice, Jeanine Lin (e)
69 The Cinderella Deal, Jennifer Crusie (Steve read to me)
68  The King of Next Week, E.C. Ambrose (e)
67  A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (e)
66  Too Many Cooks, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
65  Maskerade, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve)
64  The Masqueraders, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
63  What the Lady Wants, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
62  Black Dog, Rachel Neumeier (e)
61  The Red Box, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
60  Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (e)
59  The Rubber Band, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
58  Ruddy Gore, Kerry Greenwood
57  Manhunting, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
56  Nobody’s Perfect, Donald E. Westlake (e)
55  Charlie All Night, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
54  Paladin’s Grace, T. Kingfisher (e)
53  Wolf Rain, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
52  Slippery Creatures, KJ, Charles (e)
51  Star Rogue, Susan Grant (e)
50  The Black Mountain, Rex Stout (re-read) (e)
49  The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
48  The Trouble with Jenny’s Ear, Oliver Butterworth (re-read)
47  Tooner Schooner, Mary Lasswell (re-read) (e)
46  Fer-de-Lance, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
45  Lake Silence, Anne Bishop
44  Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
43  Mort, Terry Pratchett (re-read) (e)
42  Network Effect, Martha Wells (e)
41  Lord and Ladies, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for both)
40 Trouble in Triplicate, Rex Stout (e)
39 The Outlaws of Sherwood, Robin McKinley (e)
38 Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (re-read aloud w/Steve, because Steve had a Notion about alligators, specifically Moot; the Talmadge Bridge, and Savannah in general)
37 Warprize, Elizabeth Vaughan (e)
36 Who Speaks for the Damned, C.S. Harris
35 Don’t Look Down, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (read aloud w/Steve)
34 Blood and Circuses, Kerry Greenwood
33 The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
32 One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
31 Sweep in Peace, Ilona Andrews (e)
30 Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
29 Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (e)
28 Raven Heart, Murphy Lawless (e)
27 Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
26 The Cat Who Said Cheese, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
25 Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
24 Moon Called, Patricia Briggs (re-re-read)
23 War for the Oaks, Emma Bull (re-re-re-re-&c read)
22 The Widow of Rose House, Diana Bill (e)
21 False Value, Ben Aaronovitch
20 Charity Girl, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve re-read for both)
19 Minor Mage, T. Kingfisher (e)
18 The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood
17 Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
16 Murder at the Brightwell, Ashley Weaver
15 Crazy for You, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
14 A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner
13 The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
12 Ocean Light, Nalini Singh (read aloud with Steve)
11 Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate, Cynthia Kim
10 Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (read aloud with Steve)
The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang (e)
Fall into Spring, Amy Lane (e)
Resurgence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better…, Rachel Aaron (e)
Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian (e)
Jimmy the Kid, Donald E. Westlake (e)
Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles (e) (read aloud with Steve)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe, Patricia McKillip (e) (re-read)
Proper English, KJ Charles (e)

Books read in 2020

86  Artificial Condition (Murderbot 2), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
85  All Systems Red (Murderbot 1), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
84  Maybe This Time, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
83  Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
82  Return of the Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
81  A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny (annual read w/Steve)
80  Dorothy Parker:  What Fresh Hell is This?, Marion Meade
79  Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me)
78  Trust Me on This, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
77  Divergence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud w/Steve)
76  Junkyard Cats, Faith Hunter (e)
75  The Mad Miss Mathley, Michelle Martin (read aloud w/Steve)
74  Cotillion, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
73  Emerald Blaze, Ilona Andrews (e)
72  The Ragged World, Judith Moffett (re-read) (e)
71  Alpha Night, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
70  The Liar’s Dice, Jeanine Lin (e)
69 The Cinderella Deal, Jennifer Crusie (Steve read to me)
68  The King of Next Week, E.C. Ambrose (e)
67  A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (e)
66  Too Many Cooks, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
65  Maskerade, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve)
64  The Masqueraders, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
63  What the Lady Wants, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
62  Black Dog, Rachel Neumeier (e)
61  The Red Box, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
60  Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (e)
59  The Rubber Band, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
58  Ruddy Gore, Kerry Greenwood
57  Manhunting, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
56  Nobody’s Perfect, Donald E. Westlake (e)
55  Charlie All Night, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
54  Paladin’s Grace, T. Kingfisher (e)
53  Wolf Rain, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
52  Slippery Creatures, KJ, Charles (e)
51  Star Rogue, Susan Grant (e)
50  The Black Mountain, Rex Stout (re-read) (e)
49  The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
48  The Trouble with Jenny’s Ear, Oliver Butterworth (re-read)
47  Tooner Schooner, Mary Lasswell (re-read) (e)
46  Fer-de-Lance, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
45  Lake Silence, Anne Bishop
44  Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
43  Mort, Terry Pratchett (re-read) (e)
42  Network Effect, Martha Wells (e)
41  Lord and Ladies, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for both)
40 Trouble in Triplicate, Rex Stout (e)
39 The Outlaws of Sherwood, Robin McKinley (e)
38 Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (re-read aloud w/Steve, because Steve had a Notion about alligators, specifically Moot; the Talmadge Bridge, and Savannah in general)
37 Warprize, Elizabeth Vaughan (e)
36 Who Speaks for the Damned, C.S. Harris
35 Don’t Look Down, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (read aloud w/Steve)
34 Blood and Circuses, Kerry Greenwood
33 The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
32 One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
31 Sweep in Peace, Ilona Andrews (e)
30 Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
29 Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (e)
28 Raven Heart, Murphy Lawless (e)
27 Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
26 The Cat Who Said Cheese, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
25 Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
24 Moon Called, Patricia Briggs (re-re-read)
23 War for the Oaks, Emma Bull (re-re-re-re-&c read)
22 The Widow of Rose House, Diana Bill (e)
21 False Value, Ben Aaronovitch
20 Charity Girl, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve re-read for both)
19 Minor Mage, T. Kingfisher (e)
18 The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood
17 Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
16 Murder at the Brightwell, Ashley Weaver
15 Crazy for You, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
14 A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner
13 The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
12 Ocean Light, Nalini Singh (read aloud with Steve)
11 Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate, Cynthia Kim
10 Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (read aloud with Steve)
The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang (e)
Fall into Spring, Amy Lane (e)
Resurgence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better…, Rachel Aaron (e)
Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian (e)
Jimmy the Kid, Donald E. Westlake (e)
Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles (e) (read aloud with Steve)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe, Patricia McKillip (e) (re-read)
Proper English, KJ Charles (e)

Books read in 2020

85  All Systems Red (Murderbot 1), Martha Wells (e) (re-read)
84  Maybe This Time, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
83  Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
82  Return of the Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
81  A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny (annual read w/Steve)
80  Dorothy Parker:  What Fresh Hell is This?, Marion Meade
79  Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me)
78  Trust Me on This, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
77  Divergence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud w/Steve)
76  Junkyard Cats, Faith Hunter (e)
75  The Mad Miss Mathley, Michelle Martin (read aloud w/Steve)
74  Cotillion, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
73  Emerald Blaze, Ilona Andrews (e)
72  The Ragged World, Judith Moffett (re-read) (e)
71  Alpha Night, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
70  The Liar’s Dice, Jeanine Lin (e)
69 The Cinderella Deal, Jennifer Crusie (Steve read to me)
68  The King of Next Week, E.C. Ambrose (e)
67  A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (e)
66  Too Many Cooks, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
65  Maskerade, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve)
64  The Masqueraders, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
63  What the Lady Wants, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
62  Black Dog, Rachel Neumeier (e)
61  The Red Box, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
60  Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (e)
59  The Rubber Band, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
58  Ruddy Gore, Kerry Greenwood
57  Manhunting, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
56  Nobody’s Perfect, Donald E. Westlake (e)
55  Charlie All Night, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
54  Paladin’s Grace, T. Kingfisher (e)
53  Wolf Rain, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
52  Slippery Creatures, KJ, Charles (e)
51  Star Rogue, Susan Grant (e)
50  The Black Mountain, Rex Stout (re-read) (e)
49  The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
48  The Trouble with Jenny’s Ear, Oliver Butterworth (re-read)
47  Tooner Schooner, Mary Lasswell (re-read) (e)
46  Fer-de-Lance, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
45  Lake Silence, Anne Bishop
44  Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
43  Mort, Terry Pratchett (re-read) (e)
42  Network Effect, Martha Wells (e)
41  Lord and Ladies, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for both)
40 Trouble in Triplicate, Rex Stout (e)
39 The Outlaws of Sherwood, Robin McKinley (e)
38 Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (re-read aloud w/Steve, because Steve had a Notion about alligators, specifically Moot; the Talmadge Bridge, and Savannah in general)
37 Warprize, Elizabeth Vaughan (e)
36 Who Speaks for the Damned, C.S. Harris
35 Don’t Look Down, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (read aloud w/Steve)
34 Blood and Circuses, Kerry Greenwood
33 The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
32 One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
31 Sweep in Peace, Ilona Andrews (e)
30 Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
29 Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (e)
28 Raven Heart, Murphy Lawless (e)
27 Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
26 The Cat Who Said Cheese, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
25 Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
24 Moon Called, Patricia Briggs (re-re-read)
23 War for the Oaks, Emma Bull (re-re-re-re-&c read)
22 The Widow of Rose House, Diana Bill (e)
21 False Value, Ben Aaronovitch
20 Charity Girl, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve re-read for both)
19 Minor Mage, T. Kingfisher (e)
18 The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood
17 Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
16 Murder at the Brightwell, Ashley Weaver
15 Crazy for You, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
14 A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner
13 The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
12 Ocean Light, Nalini Singh (read aloud with Steve)
11 Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate, Cynthia Kim
10 Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (read aloud with Steve)
The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang (e)
Fall into Spring, Amy Lane (e)
Resurgence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better…, Rachel Aaron (e)
Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian (e)
Jimmy the Kid, Donald E. Westlake (e)
Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles (e) (read aloud with Steve)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe, Patricia McKillip (e) (re-read)
Proper English, KJ Charles (e)

Books read in 2020

83  Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
82  Return of the Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
81  A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny (annual read w/Steve)
80  Dorothy Parker:  What Fresh Hell is This?, Marion Meade
79  Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me)
78  Trust Me on This, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
77  Divergence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud w/Steve)
76  Junkyard Cats, Faith Hunter (e)
75  The Mad Miss Mathley, Michelle Martin (read aloud w/Steve)
74  Cotillion, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
73  Emerald Blaze, Ilona Andrews (e)
72  The Ragged World, Judith Moffett (re-read) (e)
71  Alpha Night, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
70  The Liar’s Dice, Jeanine Lin (e)
69 The Cinderella Deal, Jennifer Crusie (Steve read to me)
68  The King of Next Week, E.C. Ambrose (e)
67  A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (e)
66  Too Many Cooks, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
65  Maskerade, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve)
64  The Masqueraders, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
63  What the Lady Wants, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
62  Black Dog, Rachel Neumeier (e)
61  The Red Box, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
60  Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (e)
59  The Rubber Band, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
58  Ruddy Gore, Kerry Greenwood
57  Manhunting, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
56  Nobody’s Perfect, Donald E. Westlake (e)
55  Charlie All Night, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
54  Paladin’s Grace, T. Kingfisher (e)
53  Wolf Rain, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
52  Slippery Creatures, KJ, Charles (e)
51  Star Rogue, Susan Grant (e)
50  The Black Mountain, Rex Stout (re-read) (e)
49  The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
48  The Trouble with Jenny’s Ear, Oliver Butterworth (re-read)
47  Tooner Schooner, Mary Lasswell (re-read) (e)
46  Fer-de-Lance, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
45  Lake Silence, Anne Bishop
44  Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
43  Mort, Terry Pratchett (re-read) (e)
42  Network Effect, Martha Wells (e)
41  Lord and Ladies, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for both)
40 Trouble in Triplicate, Rex Stout (e)
39 The Outlaws of Sherwood, Robin McKinley (e)
38 Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (re-read aloud w/Steve, because Steve had a Notion about alligators, specifically Moot; the Talmadge Bridge, and Savannah in general)
37 Warprize, Elizabeth Vaughan (e)
36 Who Speaks for the Damned, C.S. Harris
35 Don’t Look Down, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (read aloud w/Steve)
34 Blood and Circuses, Kerry Greenwood
33 The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
32 One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
31 Sweep in Peace, Ilona Andrews (e)
30 Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
29 Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (e)
28 Raven Heart, Murphy Lawless (e)
27 Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
26 The Cat Who Said Cheese, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
25 Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
24 Moon Called, Patricia Briggs (re-re-read)
23 War for the Oaks, Emma Bull (re-re-re-re-&c read)
22 The Widow of Rose House, Diana Bill (e)
21 False Value, Ben Aaronovitch
20 Charity Girl, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve re-read for both)
19 Minor Mage, T. Kingfisher (e)
18 The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood
17 Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
16 Murder at the Brightwell, Ashley Weaver
15 Crazy for You, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
14 A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner
13 The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
12 Ocean Light, Nalini Singh (read aloud with Steve)
11 Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate, Cynthia Kim
10 Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (read aloud with Steve)
The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang (e)
Fall into Spring, Amy Lane (e)
Resurgence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better…, Rachel Aaron (e)
Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian (e)
Jimmy the Kid, Donald E. Westlake (e)
Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles (e) (read aloud with Steve)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe, Patricia McKillip (e) (re-read)
Proper English, KJ Charles (e)

Books read in 2020

82  Return of the Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
81  A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny (annual read w/Steve)
80  Dorothy Parker:  What Fresh Hell is This?, Marion Meade
79  Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me)
78  Trust Me on This, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
77  Divergence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud w/Steve)
76  Junkyard Cats, Faith Hunter (e)
75  The Mad Miss Mathley, Michelle Martin (read aloud w/Steve)
74  Cotillion, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
73  Emerald Blaze, Ilona Andrews (e)
72  The Ragged World, Judith Moffett (re-read) (e)
71  Alpha Night, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
70  The Liar’s Dice, Jeanine Lin (e)
69 The Cinderella Deal, Jennifer Crusie (Steve read to me)
68  The King of Next Week, E.C. Ambrose (e)
67  A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (e)
66  Too Many Cooks, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
65  Maskerade, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve)
64  The Masqueraders, Georgette Heyer (e) (re-re-re-&c-read)
63  What the Lady Wants, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
62  Black Dog, Rachel Neumeier (e)
61  The Red Box, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
60  Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (e)
59  The Rubber Band, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
58  Ruddy Gore, Kerry Greenwood
57  Manhunting, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
56  Nobody’s Perfect, Donald E. Westlake (e)
55  Charlie All Night, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve)
54  Paladin’s Grace, T. Kingfisher (e)
53  Wolf Rain, Nalini Singh (read aloud w/Steve)
52  Slippery Creatures, KJ, Charles (e)
51  Star Rogue, Susan Grant (e)
50  The Black Mountain, Rex Stout (re-read) (e)
49  The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve)
48  The Trouble with Jenny’s Ear, Oliver Butterworth (re-read)
47  Tooner Schooner, Mary Lasswell (re-read) (e)
46  Fer-de-Lance, Rex Stout (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
45  Lake Silence, Anne Bishop
44  Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for me; first time for him)
43  Mort, Terry Pratchett (re-read) (e)
42  Network Effect, Martha Wells (e)
41  Lord and Ladies, Terry Pratchett (read aloud w/Steve, re-read for both)
40 Trouble in Triplicate, Rex Stout (e)
39 The Outlaws of Sherwood, Robin McKinley (e)
38 Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (re-read aloud w/Steve, because Steve had a Notion about alligators, specifically Moot; the Talmadge Bridge, and Savannah in general)
37 Warprize, Elizabeth Vaughan (e)
36 Who Speaks for the Damned, C.S. Harris
35 Don’t Look Down, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (read aloud w/Steve)
34 Blood and Circuses, Kerry Greenwood
33 The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
32 One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
31 Sweep in Peace, Ilona Andrews (e)
30 Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (e)
29 Getting Rid of Bradley, Jennifer Crusie (e)
28 Raven Heart, Murphy Lawless (e)
27 Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
26 The Cat Who Said Cheese, Lilian Jackson Braun (Steve read to me)
25 Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs (re-read)
24 Moon Called, Patricia Briggs (re-re-read)
23 War for the Oaks, Emma Bull (re-re-re-re-&c read)
22 The Widow of Rose House, Diana Bill (e)
21 False Value, Ben Aaronovitch
20 Charity Girl, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve re-read for both)
19 Minor Mage, T. Kingfisher (e)
18 The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood
17 Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
16 Murder at the Brightwell, Ashley Weaver
15 Crazy for You, Jennifer Crusie (read aloud with Steve)
14 A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner
13 The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
12 Ocean Light, Nalini Singh (read aloud with Steve)
11 Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate, Cynthia Kim
10 Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (read aloud with Steve)
The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang (e)
Fall into Spring, Amy Lane (e)
Resurgence, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better…, Rachel Aaron (e)
Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian (e)
Jimmy the Kid, Donald E. Westlake (e)
Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles (e) (read aloud with Steve)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe, Patricia McKillip (e) (re-read)
Proper English, KJ Charles (e)

Liaden Universe® Dance Card, November and December 2020

Confused by all the extra busyness surrounding the Liaden Universe® and Things Lee and Miller lately?

Yeah, me too.

What we need?  Is a Numbered List.  So!

1   Uncle Hugo’s is offering signed copies of the hardcover edition of Trader’s Leap, the 23rd novel set in the Liaden Universe® created and authored by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.  You may preorder by clicking this link.

1a  You may also preorder (unsigned copies of) Trader’s Leap from your favorite bookstore, but!  you may not preorder the ebook.  This is the way it always is.  The ebook edition will be available for download on publication day: December 1, 2020.

2   Offworld Designs is having a sale!  50% off Liaden shirts and t-shirts.  The prices on the catalog page are already marked down, so you know what you’re spending before you get to the checkout.  You can take advantage of the sale by clicking this link.

3   Baen books is having a sale on Liaden ebooks.  Go the ebook vendor of your choice (including Baen.com) and fill in any holes you may have in your Liaden Universe® ebook collection.  See the promo for this event by clicking this link.

4  The mass market edition of Accepting the Lance, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, the 22nd Liaden Universe® novel, was published on October 27, and is available from your favorite bookstore.

5   The Wrong Lance, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, being the false start to the novel that became Accepting the Lance was also published on October 27, and is available at your favorite ebook vendor.

6   The paper copy of The Wrong Lance is available only from Amazon.  You may purchase it by clicking this link.

7   Ambient Conditions: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 31 is now available for pre-order from Amazon, Apple, and Kobo (other vendors will be along shortly, so keep checking in at your favorite ebookstore).  This chapbook will publish on November 27.  It includes reprint “A Visit to the Galaxy Ballroom,” title story “Ambient Conditions,” original to this book, and an authors’ foreword.

7a  Ambient Conditions will be available from Baen on its publication date, November 27.

7b  The paper edition of Ambient Conditions will be available on or near November 27 from Amazon, only.

8   A new splinter has been posted to splinteruniverse.com:  “Cheese it, the cops!”  You may read the splinter by clicking this link.

9   Lee and Miller will be reading from Trader’s Leap and talking trash in a virtual event being held by Mysterious Galaxy on December 2 at 7 pm.  You must sign up for this event beforehand.  Instructions may be found at this link.  Do remember that Mysterious Galaxy keeps Pacific Time.  7 pm PT is 10 pm Eastern Time.  Plan accordingly.

10  “Preferred Seating,” a story in support of Trader’s Leap, will automagically appear at Baen.com in mid-November.  This story will be free for everyone to read.

Phew.  I think that’s everything.  Please feel free to point friends who may also be confused to this blog post.

 

Leap Into Liad ebook Sale!

All Liaden Universe® titles published by Baen Books will be on sale from your favorite ebook vendor from  November 3 through November 30!  This is a perfect chance to complete your collection, and to prepare for the Big December 1 release of the newest Liaden novel, Trader’s Leap.

Here’s your link to Baen’s promotional announcement.

Let the shopping begin.