Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 125

Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 125

Ten Things Make an InfoDump
Thing One:  Splinter Universe Presents!
Splinter Universe is undergoing housecleaning and a slight revamp, with a biggish new project in mind.  This meant removing material that has been on the site since the early 2000s.  Fans of the site were concerned that the content would be “lost forever,” so, instead, it’s been collected into this large — 200+ page — volume:  Splinter Universe Presents!
The book includes bits of novels or stories that stalled; outtakes from published novels; character sketches; and discovery drafts. Everything is Liaden in nature, but none of the collected pieces are complete. They are of possible interest to devoted fans of the Liaden Universe®; they are not guaranteed to be everyone’s cuppa. Every one of these bits has been previously published on Splinter Universe, for the amusement of the authors and the interest of those same devoted fans. There is nothing new, save the Authors’ Introduction.
Here are some sell links:
Thing Two:  Speaking of Splinter Universe
Several new splinters have been added to the site including an outtake from Alliance of Equals, an early vision of what Daav yos’Phelium did while he was separated from his clan, a glimpse of Shan as he prepares for his first contract marriage, and a fun little piece of weirdness featuring a Zork.
Go here to share in the fun!
And watch the skies for news of that new project mentioned above.
Thing Three:  Sharon Lee reads The Vestals of Midnight
This is Sharon reading her short Archers Beach story “The Vestals of Midnight,” available to the public for the first time!  Here’s your link:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/34148316
Thing Four:  Barnburner and Gunshy Audiobooks
Sharon Lee has contracted with Tantor Audiobooks to produce her cozy Maine mysteries, Barnburner and Gunshy as audiobooks.  Narrator is Traci Odom.  Watch the skies for news of availability.
If you haven’t read Sharon’s cozies, they are available in ebook format from All the Usual Suspects.  Below are links to Baen’s catalog pages, and previews.
Thing Five:  Pinbeam Books
Pinbeam Books is Lee and Miller’s indie publishing arm.  It is the publisher of the Adventures in the Liaden Universe®  series, the most recent titles there being The Gate that Locks the Tree, Shout of Honor, and Fortune’s Favors.  Pinbeam is also the publisher of various of Steve Miller and Sharon Lee’s separate and non-Liaden work, as well as the newly released Splinter Universe Presents!
Here’s the link to the Pinbeam Books catalog.
Thing Six: Upcoming Liaden Books from Baen
The mass market edition of Accepting the Lance will be published on October 27. Lance came out in December 2019 in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions.  Here’s your link.

The SEQUEL to Accepting the Lance (yes, the SEQUEL), Trader’s Leap, will be published on December 1, and is now available for pre-order from Amazon. Here’s your link.Steve is working on Night of Masks, the sequel to Trade Secret.  The work on this is going slower than we would like, for Reasons explained under Thing Nine, below; as a result, we do not have a publication date at this time.

Thing Seven:  New Short Story at Baen.com
In mid-November, brand-new Liaden story “Preferred Seating” will be published, free! on Baen.com.

Thing Eight:  Lee and Miller GOH
Assuming Circumstances allow — Sharon and Steve will be Writer Guests of Honor at AlbaCon, September 11-13, 2020, in Albany, New York.

Thing Nine:  Boring Health Stuff, Author Edition
Those who have been following Sharon’s blog will recall that she had a mastectomy in mid-March. She has healed well from that surgery, but now there are other therapies being explored to finish the job.  As things stand now, she will be undergoing radiation, and may be (we’re waiting for test results as this newsletter is being written) slotted in for chemotherapy.

Thing Ten: Baen UNtravelling Roadshow
Join us right here at https://www.facebook.com/BaenBooks at 4 PM, 4/18 for a presentation featuring David Weber, Eric Flint, Catherine Asaro, Wil McCarthy, Robert E. Hampson, Robert Buettner, Charles E. Gannon, Griffin Barber, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller and the Baen Editorial team. Learn about our new books…and have your chance to WIN free EBOOKS.

REMEMBER TO VISIT THESE SITES:
Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page 
Pinbeam Books: an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works
Splinter Universe: features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad: The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news
Offworld Designs: Liaden gear

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLY THINGS OF NOTE
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec
Sharon Lee’s Professional Blog
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman

FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS
Steve Miller
Sharon Lee
Clan Korval
Friends of Liad
Flaran cha’menthi

TWITTER
Steve’s on Twitter
Sharon’s on Twitter, too

DISCLAIMER STUFF
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here.

 

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 124

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 124
Being news of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s epic Liaden Universe®, author appearances, and etcetera

ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE® NUMBER 30
The Gate that Locks the Tree: A Minor Melant’i Play for Snow Season, a brand-new novella, is now available in ebook format from your favorite online vendor, be it Amazon, Baen, BN, Kobo, or somewhere else. Here’s a partial link, for those who do not have a favorite on-line vendor.

The Gate that Locks the Tree is also available in paper format from Amazon ONLY.  Here’s your link.

PATREON NEWS
Last week, a new podcast was posted — Sharon reading her latest Archers Beach story, “The Vestals of Midnight.” That is available to Patrons only.

However, we have unlocked ALL of the previous podcasts, which means you — yes, you! — can listen to them. Here’s your link to the Lee-and-Miller front page. You will have to scroll down to find the podcasts.

SPLINTER UNIVERSE
The discovery of a few Liaden (and other) splinters written way, WAY back in the last century has prompted a re-opening of Splinter Universe. New to the site are “The Zork and Biff”, and “Shan’s Getting Married”.

For those unfamiliar with the site, there are many, many tasty morsels of stories and bits of novels that never were. Please feel free to look around and read.

Here’s the link to the front page.

CARPE DIEM
The thirtieth anniversary mass market paperback edition of Carpe Diem, the third-ever published novel set in the Liaden Universe®, is now available for pre-order and will be published, as they say, on Tuesday, February 25. Here’s the Amazon link.

ACCEPTING THE LANCE MASS MARKET
Looking a little further ahead, the mass market edition of Accepting the Lance will be published on October 27. Lance came out in December 2019 in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions.

TRADER’S LEAP
The SEQUEL to Accepting the Lance (yes, the SEQUEL), Trader’s Leap, will be published on December 1, and is now available for pre-order from Amazon. Here’s your link.

ALBACON
Sharon and Steve will be Writer Guests of Honor at AlbaCon, September 11-13, 2020, in Albany, New York.

REMEMBER TO VISIT THESE SITES:

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page 
Pinbeam Books: an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works
Splinter Universe: features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad: The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news
Offworld Designs: Liaden gear

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLY THINGS OF NOTE
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec
Sharon Lee’s Professional Blog
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman

FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS
Steve Miller
Sharon Lee
Clan Korval
Friends of Liad
Flaran cha’menthi

TWITTER
Steve’s on Twitter
Sharon’s on Twitter, too

DISCLAIMER STUFF
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here.

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 123

Coming up on the end of the year and the beginning a new decade.  Congratulations to all of us for getting this far together, and good luck, too, as the journey continues.

ACCEPTING THE LANCE NEWS YOU CAN USE
ACCEPTING THE LANCE, the 22nd novel set in the Liaden Universe® created by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller came out on December 3, and is now available in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions.

ACCEPTING THE LANCE hit the Number Three position in the Bookscan Bestseller List during the first week in December.

You may still order signed copies of ACCEPTING THE LANCE from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore

FREE LIADEN STORY
For those who may have missed its debut on the front page of Baen.com, “A Visit to the Galaxy Ballroom,” is available to be read, for free, at this link

YES, THERE WILL BE MORE LIADEN NOVELS
Contrary to the rumor that has taken hold in parts of the internet, there are five more novels set in the Liaden Universe® scheduled.

TRADER’S LEAP, the 23rd novel in the Liaden Universe® will be published in November/December 2020.  This novel follows the adventures of Shan yos’Galan, Priscilla Mendoza, and the crew of the Dutiful Passage, as they struggle to fulfill the duty put on them by Delm Korval — establish new and profitable trade routes before the clan runs out of money!

Steve is even now working on the direct sequel to Trade Secret, featuring Jethri Gobelyn.  That novel is due to be turned in at the end of May 2020, and will be published some time in 2021. This will be Liaden Universe® novel Number 24.

After that, Steve is lead on another book starring Jethri Gobelyn — the sequel to the book above.  It is due to be turned in January 2021.  This will be Liaden Universe® novel Number 25.

There are two more books contracted after those  listed above, to wit! Liaden Universe® novels Number 26 and 27.  We don’t know what those will be about, yet.

To sum up — there are five more Liaden books in the pipeline, which is enough to keep us all busy.

BOSKONE
Sharon and Steve will be panelists at Boskone, February 14-16, 2020.

ALBACON
Sharon and Steve will be Writer Guests of Honor at AlbaCon, September 11-13, 2020, in Albany, New York.  Those interested can check in at AlbaCon’s facebook page.

REMEMBER TO VISIT THESE SITES:

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page 
Pinbeam Books: an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works
Splinter Universe: features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad: The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news
Offworld Designs: Liaden gear

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLY THINGS OF NOTE
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec
Sharon Lee’s Professional Blog
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman

FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS
Steve Miller
Sharon Lee
Clan Korval
Friends of Liad
Flaran cha’menthi

TWITTER
Steve’s on Twitter
Sharon’s on Twitter, too

DISCLAIMER STUFF
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here.

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 123: The Lance Edition

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 123: The Lance Edition

ACCEPTING THE LANCE eARC AVAILABLE NOW
For those who indulge, the eARC of ACCEPTING THE LANCE, the the 22nd Liaden Universe® novel, created and co-written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, is now available from Baen.com.  eARCs are electronic Advance Reading Copies; they will contain errors of formatting, grammar, and perhaps even spelling.  However!  There will be no major changes to the story between it and the final book, which will be available in All Its Perfection on December 3.

Here is your link to the eARC edition of ACCEPTING THE LANCE:  https://www.baen.com/accepting-the-lance-earc.html

A SPOILER DISCUSSION PAGE has been opened at for those who have read . . .LANCE and want to talk about it.  Please be kind to the people who will not read the story until December — or later! — and limit spoilers to this area.

Here is your link to the SPOILER DISCUSSION:  https://korval.com/2019/08/27/spoiler-discussion-accepting-the-lance/

SAMPLE CHAPTERS
Not sure you want to invest in ACCEPTING THE LANCE?  Here’s your link to the first 25 sample chapters:  https://www.baen.com/Chapters/A9781982124212/A9781982124212.htm

YOU MAY NOW PREORDER SIGNED COPIES OF ACCEPTING THE LANCE
Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore in Minneapolis will once again kindly be taking preorders for signed and/or personalized copies of ACCEPTING THE LANCE.  Here is what they have to say:People have been asking all year when they will be able to order signed copies of the next Liaden novel by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Accepting the Lance ($25.00, expected early December), and you can get your copy personalized if you order by November 10.  We’ve just arranged to also have signed copies of two Liaden novelettes in trade paperback, Adventures in the Liaden Universe #28: Fortune’s Favor ($8.00, expected by mid-September) and Adventures in the Liaden Universe #29: Shout of Honor ($10.00, expected by mid-September).  These will be signed but not personalized.  If you wish to order all 3 Liaden books, we can either send the trade paperbacks right away (with a $6.00 shipping charge) and the hardcover in December (with another $6.00 shipping charge), or we can hold them all until December (and only have a single $6.00 shipping charge).  If you are ordering all 3 Liaden books, please let us know in the Order Comments section during checkout if you want one shipment or two shipments.  The Order Comments section is also where you should put your personalization request for Accepting the Lance.

Here is your link to the preorder page at Uncle Hugo’s:  http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-lee-miller.php

Here is the link to the Uncle’s newsletter, which lists events and lots of other opportunities to acquire signed books from your favorite authors:  http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/Newsletter127-largeprint.pdf

For those joining us for the first time:  Signed means that the authors will write their names in your book.  Personalized means that the authors will transcribe a short message supplied by you in your book, and also sign it.

Notes about personalized books:  The authors reserve the right to reject any personalization request for any reason.  This is solely up to the authors; there is no appeal.  Pro Tip:  The best way to make sure your personalization request is honored is to keep it short, keep it clean, and keep it polite.  Thank you.

PUBLICATION ACCEPTING THE LANCE
ACCEPTING THE LANCE will be published in hardcover and ebook editions on December 3.  There will be an audiobook edition, narrated by Eileen Stevens.  You may pre-order the hardcover edition from the bookseller of your choice.  Because of Baen’s tradition of selling eARCs prior to the publication date, you may not preorder the final ebook edition.

A short story in support of . . .Lance will be published to Baen.com in mid-November, tentative title is:  “A Visit to the Galaxy Ballroom.”

Advance praise for Lee and Miller’s Accepting the Lance:
ACCEPTING THE LANCE is a tour de force! So many threads woven, so many pieces moved on the board, old and new friends met, this book is an extraordinary installment in a brilliant series. I stayed up till 3 a.m. reading it and I have zero regrets. An incredible ride of a book!
Nalini Singh, Wolf Rain ~ Out Now/Archangel’s War ~ September/A Madness of Sunshine ~ December

TRADER’S LEAP
TRADER’S LEAP the twenty-third novel in the long-running and much-feted Liaden Universe® created and co-written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, will be TURNED IN on September 30, 2019.  At this point, it is tentatively scheduled for publication in late 2020.

. . .LEAP is the direct sequel to 2016’s ALLIANCE OF EQUALS, and happens concurrently with the action in ACCEPTING THE LANCE.

Upcoming Conventions
Steve and Sharon have had a rough couple years In Real Life, and are mostly sticking close to home this year.  We are open to invitations from conventions for 2020, and beyond.

Remember to Visit These Sites:
Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page:
https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works

Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.

Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com

Offworld Designs: Liaden gear: https://www.offworlddesigns.com/liaden-

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

Facebook Connections
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 122

Getcher Red Hot Signed Copies of Liaden Universe® Constellation IV!

Liaden Universe® Constellation IV will be published on June 3.

You may now pre-order signed and/or personalized copies of Liaden
Universe® Constellation IV from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore.

Here’s your link.

For the purposes of this discussion “signed” means “the authors will
write their names on the half-title.”  “Personalized” means “the authors
will write their names on the half-title *and* a short inscription of
your choice.”  Note:  The authors reserve the right to refuse a
particular personalization if they should find it offensive for any
reason.  The authors’ judgement in this may not be appealed.  Should the
authors refuse a personalization, they will still — and only — sign
their names.

Included in this volume are:  The Authors’ Foreword, “Street Cred,” “Due
Diligence,” “Friend of a Friend,” “Cutting Corners,” “Block Party,”
“Degrees of Separation,” “Excerpts from Two Lives,” “Revolutionists.”

Fortune’s Favors:  Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 28

. . .is on sale as an ebook at Baen, BN, Apple, and a host of others.

If you were an early adopter of the Kindle edition, you received a
broken book.  Amazon reports that, as of April 25, it has fixed its
error concerning the “Start of Book,” and all new customers will
download a book that will open to the first chapter.  If you downloaded
a broken book, you may delete your book , and re-download the repaired
book to your device.  There is no charge to do this.

Watch the Skies!

Shout of Honor: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 29 is in
production, and will, in a well-run universe, be available for purchase
on May 15.  Watch the skies.  . . .Honor is a brand-new novella which
looks in on some briefly-seen characters.  It happens in-between
Neogenesis and Accepting the Lance.

More Titles in the Pipeline!

The second Liaden Universe® novel, Conflict of Honors, will be
reissued in mass market from Baen Books on October 28.  Mark your calendars!

Accepting the Lance will be published by Baen Books on December 2, in
hardcover, and ebook editions.  …Lance is the direct sequel to
Neogenesis.  You will be able to preorder signed copies of Accepting the
Lance from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore after Labor Day.  So, yanno, mark
your calendars there, too.

Eye Candy!

One of the great pleasures of our writing is that we get to inspire art
by excellent artists, and when we can, add some to our walls. Among our
recent additions are the Alan Pollock cover art for Fledgling
available here — and some David Mattingly cover art for the Liaden books — find some here.

Upcoming Conventions

Steve and Sharon have had a rough couple years In Real Life, and are
mostly sticking close to home this year.  We are open to invitations
from conventions for 2020.

Remember to Visit These Sites:

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page:
https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with
vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works

Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes,
splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently
changes irregularly.

Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news —
http://www.korval.com

Offworld Designs: Liaden gear: https://www.offworlddesigns.com/liaden-

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

Facebook Connections
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=
Friends of Liad:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=
Flaran chamenthi:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no
imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If
you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe
from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email
address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 121

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 121

BOOK SIGNING:
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller will be signing the thirtieth anniversary edition of Agent of Change, and whatever else comes to hand, at Children’s Book Cellar, 52 Main Street, Waterville, Maine 04901, on! Friday, November 2, from 7:30-9 pm. Hope to see you there!

IF YOU WANT A SIGNED COPY OF THE ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF AGENT OF CHANGE. . .
. . .but cannot attend the booksigning, you may send an email before November 2 to Ellen Richmond at /kidsbookscellarATmyfairpointDOTnet/, with “Lee and Miller” in the subject line. In the body of the letter let Ellen know how many books you want, your snail address, and any personalization request you may have. She will contact you for further necessary information.

POST CARDS:
If anyone is going to a convention, or is local to a bookstore that is amenable to taking promotional items (ask first, of course), or a reading group, or. . .and would like to distribute postcards and/or bookmarks for the new edition of Agent of Change, and for the Carousel books, please drop Sharon a note at sharonleeATkorvalDOTcom, including your name and address, and how many postcards you would like mailed to you.

PUBLICATION SCHEDULE:
Agent of Change, 30th Anniversary Edition mass market paperback, cover art by Sam Kennedy, published by Baen Books, available October 30, 2018.

“Command Decision,” a brand-new Liaden Universe® story, by Steve Miller, and “The Vestals of Midnight,” a brand-new Archers Beach story, by Sharon Lee, will be published in Release the Virgins, edited by Michael Ventrella, available in  November.

“Dark Secrets,” a brand-new Liaden Universe® story by Lee and Miller will be published in Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, available in January 2019.

Neogenesis, mass market edition, Baen Books, March 26, 2019

A Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume Four, coming from Baen in Summer 2019. This reprints eight shorter works: 2 novellas, 4 novelettes, 2 short stories from 2016-2018. Titles included are: “Street Cred,” “Due Diligence,” “Friend of a Friend,” “Cutting Corners,” “Block Party,” “Degrees of Separation,” “Excerpts from Two Lives,” “Revolutionists.”

DEADLINES:
Accepting the Lance, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, the last book in the Five Book Dash, the twenty-second Liaden Universe® novel, is scheduled to be turned in to Baen in January 2019. Please note that this is a turn-in date. Publication date is set by the publisher after they have the book in hand.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
The Gathering Edge, mass market edition, Baen Books, July 31, 2018

“Revolutionists,” brand-new Liaden story in The Razor’s Edge, Zombies
Need Brains Press, July 2018

Degrees of Separation: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 27, Pinbeam Books, January 15, 2018

Neogenesis, hard cover, Baen Books, January 2, 2018

“Excerpts from Two Lives,” brand-new Liaden story in Star Destroyers, Baen Books, January 2018

CONVENTIONS:
As of this moment in time, Steve and I are planning to attend Boskone 56, February 17-19, 2019.

REMEMBER TO VISIT THESE SITES:

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works

Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.

Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
Offworld Designs: Liaden gear: https://www.offworlddesigns.com/liaden-universe-t-shirts-mugs

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLY THINGS OF NOTE
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

TWITTER
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval

DISCLAIMER STUFF
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here:
http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

 

Liaden Universe® Infodump No. 120

GETCHER RED HOT SPACE OPERA STORYBUNDLE NOW!
Curated by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Space Opera Storybundle features 18 novels of space adventure, by authors such as Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Mike Shepherd, Jennifer Foehner Wells, Don Sakers, Vera Nazarian, Terry Mixon, Lee and Miller, and more! This opportunity ends on May 31, so now is the moment to act!  Here’s your link: https://storybundle.com/scifi

RELEASE THE VIRGINS! KICKSTARTER
Release the Virgins is an original anthology built around the phrase — wait for it — “Release the virgins.”  No, we don’t know why.  But!  It sounded like fun and Steve agreed to do a story; then Sharon agreed to do a story, too, joining a host of other writers with a playful streak, including Jody Lynn Nye, David Gerrold, Cecelia Tan, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Shariann Lewitt — and more!  The campaign runs until June 17.Here’s your link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/667435382/release-the-virgins 

LEE AND MILLER WILL NOT ATTEND WORLDCON 76
We had intended to attend WorldCon; we had budgeted time and money; arranged schedules, and then — in late February, we looked at a house in town (we have long been looking to move into town, closer to services and conveniences), fell in love with the place, made an offer, and — the long and short of it is that, all the money and time we had budgeted for attending WorldCon instead went to moving into the new house.  We’re very sorry that we won’t be at the con with our friends and readers, old and new.  But we’re very happy with our new situation.

On the topic of conventions — this is the first time since 1997, that we haven’t had a convention, or three, on the schedule.  That feels. . .strange, indeed.

Everyone who is going to WorldCon — have fun!

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS

“Revolutionists,” The Razor’s Edge, Zombies Need Brains Press, July 2018

The Gathering Edge, mmp, Baen, August 2018

Agent of Change 30th Anniversary Edition, mmp, Baen, November 2018

Liaden Universe(R) Constellation, Volume Four, Baen, Summer 2019

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Untitled Liaden story for Infinite Stars 2, deadline August 15

Untitled story for Release the Virgins, Steve, deadline August 30

Untitled story for Release the Virgins, Sharon, deadline August 30

Accepting the Lance, 22nd Liaden Universe(R) novel, deadline January 15, 2019

REMEMBER TO VISIT THESE SITES:

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLY THINGS OF NOTE
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

TWITTER
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

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Liaden Universe® InfoDumpling

“BLOCK PARTY” a brand-new Liaden Universe® story, is now FREE to read at Baen.com.  (www.baen.com — scroll down past the New Releases to read “Block Party” by Lee and Miller and science essay “Nuclear Fission Power in Space” by Andy Presby.

PLEASE SHARE this story with friends, family, coworkers, strangers chance-met on the street, even if they are not already Liaden readers.  ESPECIALLY if they are not already Liaden readers.  Thanks!

A prequel to “Block Party,” “Degrees of Separation,” will be published in mid-January as a chapbook from Pinbeam Books.  We’ll let you know when.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to order an autographed copy of NEOGENESIS, the 21st Liaden Universe(R) novel by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore.  Here’s your link.

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 119

NEOGENESIS
NEOGENESIS, the 21st Liaden Universe® novel, will be published in hardcover, audiobook, and ebook on January 2, 2018.   Eileen Stevens will narrate the audiobook.

PRE-ORDER SIGNED AND/OR PERSONALIZED NEOGENESIS
Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction and  Fantasy Bookstore in Minneapolis is your Sole Source for signed and/or personalized copies of NEOGENESIS, that self-same 21st novel of the Liaden Universe®.  YOU CAN PRE-ORDER NOW, from this link: http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-lee-miller.php Your credit card will NOT be charged until your book is shipped.

NOTE that there is a DECEMBER 10 deadline for ordering PERSONALIZATIONS (where “personalization” means that you ask the author to write something in the book *in addition* to their names).  Plan accordingly.

SHIRTS AND COFFEE MUGS MAKE TERRIFIC GIFTS!
Offworld Designs, purveyor of Fine Liaden Universe® logo shirts, and coffee mugs is having a holiday sale!  Here’s your link to the Liaden store: https://www.offworlddesigns.com/search.php?search_query=liaden#product-results
Remember to look at the rest of their great offerings while you’re there!

NEW LIADEN STORY ON BAEN.COM
“Block Party,” a brand-new Liaden story will be published, free-for-you-to-read, to Baen.com on December 15.  Mark your calendars!

WATCH THE SKIES
DEGREES OF SEPARATION: ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE® NUMBER 25 will be published in early 2018, by Pinbeam Books (that’s Steve and Sharon).

IN FEBRUARY 2018, THE (published) LIADEN UNIVERSE® WILL BE 30 TERRAN YEARS OLD
In celebration of this Literary Anniversary, Baen will be re-issuing a mass market paperback edition of Agent of Change, the Very First Liaden Universe® novel, originally published, as a mass market original, by Del Rey, in February 1988.

EVEN MORE CELEBRATION: TREE-AND-DRAGON LAPEL PINS
Sharon and Steve are researching Ways and Means to do a limited run of Tree-and-Dragon lapel pins in celebration of?  Why, yes! In celebration of the Liaden Universe’s(R) 30th Anniversary! Watch the skies for details on how and when you can get yours!

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS
“Block Party,” Baen.com, December 15
NEOGENESIS, Baen, hardcover, ebook, audiobook, January 2, 2018
DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Pinbeam Books, January 2018
“Excerpts from Two Lives,” STAR DESTROYERS, Baen, March 6, 2018

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE LEE AND MILLER?
*March 9-11, 2018*: MidSouthcon http://midsouthcon.org/ , in Memphis, Lee and Miller, writer Guests of Honor
*August 16-20, 2018*: WorldCon 76 http://midsouthcon.org/ in San Jose

*Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note*
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/ NOTE NEW ADDRESS
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

*Facebook Connections!*
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

*Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook*
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

*Twitter*
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

*Disclaimer Stuff*
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Liaden Universe(R) InfoDump No. 118

Liaden Universe(R) InfoDump No. 118

APPEARANCES
LEE AND MILLER WRITERS GUESTS OF HONOR AT CONFLUENCE, PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 4-6
Here’s your link to the convention’s page:  http://parsec-sff.org/confluence/
Here’s your link to the Master Schedule for the Enitre Weekend:  http://parsec-sff.org/konopas/#
Here’s your link to Steve’s Schedule for the Entire Weekend:  http://parsec-sff.org/konopas/#part/208
Here’s your link to Sharon’s Schedule for the Entire Weekend:  http://parsec-sff.org/konopJas/#part/207

Steve and Sharon are really looking to being at Confluence, and seeing you!  Yes, YOU!  Among other things, we’ll be hosting a Teddy Bear Tea, so be sure to bring your favorite traveling plush friend along.
See you soon!

LEE AND MILLER WRITER GUESTS OF HONOR AT MIDSOUTHCON, MARCH 9-11, 2018
Here’s your link to the convention’s page:  http://midsouthcon.org/

MORE ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE(R)
Earlier this month, Due Diligence: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) No. 24 was published as an ebook, and, a few days later, in response to, er, an outpouring of requests, as a paper book.  Ebook editions are available at Baen Ebooks (in all formats known to man); Amazon (kindle); BN (epub); Kobo; iBooks, &c.  The paper edition of this book is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.

Change Management:  Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 23, which was published as an ebook earlier this year, is also now available as a print book FROM AMAZON ONLY.

We will — SLOWLY — be offering the rest of the Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) backlist in paper.  They will all be available, when they are available, from Amazon ONLY.

PATREON
Sadly, we have fallen behind the rather ambitious schedule we set for ourselves.  We are in the process of rethinking the schedule into a promise we can keep, and hope to resume reading stories for your listening pleasure realsoonnow.

For those who have not yet listened to the stories that are on offer, here’s your link (only Patreon subscribers may listen):  https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION
The Maine Sunday Telegram ran a very nice piece on Lee and Miller and the Liaden Universe(R).  Here’s your link:  http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/16/husband-and-wife-writers-sharon-lee-and-steve-miller-have-quietly-created-an-entire-universe-from-their-home-in-maine/

SHOPPING!
Offworld Designs carries Tree-and-Dragon shirts, in blue denim and black; t-shirts, unisex and ladies; polo shirts in two colors; coffee mugs, too!  You know you want this gear.  Of course you want this gear!
Here’s your link to great shopping:  https://www.offworlddesigns.com/search.php?search_query=liaden

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS
Alliance of Equals will be released from Baen as a mass market paperback on August 29.

Lee and Miller will see short story “Dawn’s Early Light,” published in All Hail Our Robot Conquerors, from Zombies Need Brains LLC, in August.  “Dawn…” is a new story.

Baen has commissioned a short story in support of Neogenesis, to be published to Baen.com in mid-December.

Neogenesis, formerly Fourth of Five, will be published as a hardcover and as an ebook on January 2, 2018.  We assume that there will be an audio edition, but we have not heard that this is so.  Those who indulge in eArcs should start cruising the Baen website in early November.

Original Lee and Miller story, “Excerpts from Two Lives,” will be published in the Baen anthology Ship of the Line, to be published in 2018.

Also!  Look for the Agent of Change 30th anniversary edition from Baen in 2018!

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/       NOTE NEW ADDRESS
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman:  https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Facebook Connections!
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

Disclaimer Stuff
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