New Liaden story, and where to find us and our stories, this summer

We’ve published a new Liaden Universe® story over at the Splinter Universe site — look for “Roving Gambler” along with other splinters and stories. We’ll be updating that site more regularly now — watch for some spoken word reprises of older (non-Liaden) Lee & Miller fiction starting soon.  You can help support these efforts — you’ll see donation buttons on the stories and in the margins there.

Coming up this summer, Lee & Miller will be attending DetCon 1 — this years NASFIC or North American Science Fiction Convention. That’ll be in July, and we expect to have an evening Liaden party, autograph, have Friends of Liad breakfast, and read from works in progress — as well as be on panels and wander the wonders of the convention. Our Splinter Universe site helps support our travel to meet fans around the US.

Meanwhile, if you’ve got questions or think you may have missed a story, there are two sites to check out. One is the Liaden Universe® Wiki, a fan organized and run site with all kinds of Liaden information. If you want to get answers to mysteries, or to help solve questions for others, that’s a great place to visit. The other place is Pinbeam Books, where there’s a list of the available Lee & Miller chapbook releases in ebook format. We don;t sell from that site — but it tells you what’s available and where to get it — Amazon, B&N/Nook, or Smashwords.

 

Boskone schedule for Steve Miller and other updates

First … coming Friday …
Steve Miller at Boskone*
Friday February 14
  • Bleeding Hearts Fri 18:00 – 18:50, Harbor II
  • Good vs Evil: The Great Divide Fri 20:00 – 20:50, Burroughs

Saturday, February 15

  • Autographing with Steve Miller & Charles Stross Sat 11:00 – 11:50, Galleria-Autographing
  • Writers on Writing: Character Versus Characterization Sat 12:00 – 12:50, Lewis
  • Reading by Steve Miller Sat 13:00 – 13:25, Griffin
  • Kaffeeklatsche with Steve Miller Sat 14:00 – 14:50, Galleria-Kaffeeklatsch 1
  • The Long Series — How We Did It Sat 17:00 – 17:50, Harbor I
  • Boskone Book Release   Sat 19:30 – 21:00 — lots of books new and on the way, including some new Lee & Miller items

Sunday, February 16

  • Ezines, Fanzines, and Blogs, Oh My! Sun 11:00 – 11:50, Lewis
  • Reboots: New Chances for Old Stories? Sun 12:00 – 12:50, Burroughs

In other news, we’ve been doing a little work behind the scenes — and in the front room — over at our Splinter Universe story-and-stuff site.

Please take a look, and watch for changes. Support the site or individual stories, or both!

ALSO REMEMBER, Sharon Lee has a new contemporary fantasy book out in the Kate Archer series. That’s Carousel Sun — available from most online bookstores — but EXCLUSIVELY available signed by bookplate from Uncle Hugo’s excellent bookshop.

*Don’t know what Boskone is? Ask us about Science Fiction conventions!

New free Liaden story at Splinter Universe and Boskone news

For January we’ve added a new story to the line-up over at Splinter Universe — you can find it there now. We plan to add a story each month as well as the occasional guest story as well. The new story, “The Rifle’s First Wife” is a novelette of just over 13000 words and will be online for a few months. If you’d like to support these expanded efforts, read the story, and find a donate link at the end.

Meanwhile, as things stand now Sharon will not be at Boskone the weekend between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day, but Steve will. Look for a Friends of Liad Breakfast, probably Saturday February 15 in one of the hotel restaurants. Steve had a full slate of program items, a reading, signing and kaffeeklatsch on schedule.

Why yes, we do have works eligible for the Hugo Awards

It’s silly season in the SF/F world; the season when All the Writers remind All the Readers, and especially those who vote on the Hugo Awards, which of their works are eligible for Hugo consideration.

The 2014 Hugo Awards, for works published in 2013, will be presented at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, LonCon 3, to be held in London, England, August 14-18, 2014

If you’re not sure if you’re eligible to nominate and/or vote in the 2014 Hugo Awards, here’s the link to the rules.

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller published several works in 2013, which are eligible for consideration. They are:

Novel:
Necessity’s Child, Baen, February 2013
Trade Secret, Baen, November 2013

Novelette:
“Eleutherios,” Baen.com, January 2013
“Moon’s Honor,” Splinter Universe, February 2013

Short Story:
“Out of True,” Baen.com, October 2013

When nominating, please keep our work in mind.

Trade Secret audiobook giveaway a true international affair

We’ve just sent out the redemption code to our five lucky Trade Secret Audible audiobook giveaway winners — congratulations!

If I’ve previously contacted you as a winner, do let me know if you don’t get the email in a reasonable time.

And for the record, those winners identify themselves as coming from Boston (Mass, USA), Flensburg (Germany), Innisfail, (Alberta, Canada), USA (city unreported), and Omaha (NE, USA). We’d like to thank everyone for playing, sharing, and reading our work!

If you’ve been holding off while hoping to win and want to grab yours now that you haven’t, here’s your spot!

Contest Over!

Thanks to everyone who told the story of their First Contact with the Liaden Universe®. The topic is still open to those who want to tell their stories, but the contest is now closed.

The recipients of the five free Trade Secret audiobooks graciously supplied by Audible, will be chosen from among those who commented before the midnight, Friday, December 6, deadline.

Watch this blog to find out if you’re one of the lucky winners, and for instructions on how to claim your prize.

Steve and Sharon

 

Five chances to win a free Trade Secret audiobook

Thanks to our longtime readers and fans we’re finishing up the 25th Anniversary Year of the Liaden Universe® and what a grand year we’ve had. We’ve met and talked with many of you at conventions, the BEA, and on our Trade Secret book tour. Jethri’s adventures, like Theo’s, have brought round lots of commentary, and Trade Secret hit the Bookscan bestseller list at Number 6 — a real accomplishment in these days of movie and TV-tie-in domination of the Science Fiction bestseller lists.

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One thing we’ve been surprised by is how many of our readers tell us they’ve been with us (or our characters) since close to the beginning. To help us celebrate Trade Secret and our 25th year of Liaden publication please share with us your first Liaden experience — and how many titles you’ve read since then — and we’ll randomly select 5 lucky responders for a free Trade Secret audio book courtesy of Audible! We’ll be selecting winners based on replies received by midnight Friday,December 6 (our time in snowy Maine). You’ve got 5 shots — tell us how you got started in the Liaden Universe®!

Here’s the full complement of Liaden Universe® offerings from Audible!