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Progress on paper edition of GATE

I have pushed the button in Amazon’s back room to publish the paper edition of THE GATE THAT LOCKS THE TREE: ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE® NUMBER 30, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.
 
Amazon will now review the book to make sure that it meets their stringent quality standards, and if it does, it will arrive on a catalog page, and be available for purchase.
 

Books read in 2020

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)

Chapbook news and New Splinter

Asyouknowbob, The Gate that Locks the Tree: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® No. 30, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, will be published as an electronic chapbook on Wednesday, February 19. It is now available for preorder at most of the Usual Suspects.  On Wednesday, it will also be available for purchase and download from Baen.

Now! the Original Plan had called for the paper edition, made available through Amazon, would be available for purchase before or on the electronic publication date.  Sadly, there have been several third party adjustments made in the tools I had been using to produce the paper chapbooks, which means that we have invoked Plan B.  I am at this moment awaiting a paper proof copy from Amazon, which will come into my hands on Thursday, February 20.  If all is well, I will push the button at Amazon, and paper books will flow.  If all is not well, I will report back here, so, yanno — watch the skies.

In the meantime, a new splinter — “Shan’s getting married” — with author comments, has been published to Splinter Universe.  Here’s your link.

Looking ahead just a week, I’ll mention that the anniversary mass market paperback edition of Carpe Diem — the third Liaden book ever published — will be go on sale at All The Bookstores on February 25.

And that’s the news that’s fit to print.

Everybody have a good day.

Books read in 2020

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)

Pre-orders Open: The Gate that Locks the Tree

The ebook edition of That Gate that Locks the Tree: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 30, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, is now available for preorder from:

Amazon
BN
Kobo

The ebook edition will be released on Wednesday, February 19.  At that time, it will also be available from Baen.com.

The paper edition is delayed.  I apologize, but we have some quality control concerns which made it necessary for me to order in a paper proof, rather than relying on an electronic proof.

The Gate that Locks the Tree is an original, never-before-seen Liaden Universe® novella.

Books read in 2020

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

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

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)

For friends of Scrabble

As posted on Facebook by Steve Miller:

SCRABBLE (ca September ? 2002 –February 5, 2020)

Scrabble is gone, 18 years after she was born to a mother we never met somewhere in Central Maine. She came to us November of 2003, when we lived in Winslow, adopted from a Waterville Humane Society outplacement in a Fairfield, Maine pet supply store — and knew nine of our other cats — details perhaps later — eventually becoming the respected elder cat in a four cat household, a post she held for almost exactly five years, guiding the other cats through the exciting move to a new home.

Her last few days were spent as she’d spent so many others, doing her rounds as best she could and sleeping a lot; she did get to the deck yesterday to do her stretches and to visit with some slightly re-greened oat grass that had taken advantage of a couple sunny warm days. That she couldn’t continue those rounds had become obvious and she departed with a dignity befitting an elder cat, her devoted people with her as her vet of over a dozen years officiated.