Steven Richard Miller 1950-2024

This is Sharon Lee.

Steve died very suddenly yesterday.  We had known his health was failing, and he told me a couple months ago that he’d written an obit.  I found it on his computer last night.  It follows in its entirety.

Steven Richard Miller July 31, 1950 – February 20, 2024

Steven Richard Miller was born in Baltimore MD July 31 1950, son of Donald George Miller and Helen Lorraine Miller (Myers). He attended and graduated from Franklin Senior High School, Class of 1968, where he was on the chess team and also the editor of the literary magazine...

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Post your favorite Liaden Universe® pull-quotes here

Instructions from Facebook repeated below:

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE BELOW. Yes, it’s long, but it’s not as long as a novel,
and all of us here like to read novels.

So! Baen has given its authors a homework assignment, which is to poll their
readers — that’s you — for pull-quotes. These will be used for PR purposes.

Back in the day, we had a deck of quote cards that we used to give out at
conventions, stuff like “If it lifts, we can fly it” or “Other people give
their wives flowers.”

Pull-quotes are short and snappy. Pretty often, they’re dialogue or internal
dialogue, because they lend themselves to short and snappy.

The problem we have, particularly, is that we’re lacking quotes from the newer
books. So, that’s your assignment.


“There are entirely too many p...

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Salvage Right now available from Audible

For those who have been waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the audio edition of Salvage Right (by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller — I’m told we don’t say this enough) — your patience has been rewarded.

Salvage Right, the audiobook is now on sale.

Here’s your link.

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Ribbon Dance Framed

The cover art for Ribbon Dance, by David Mattingly, (novel by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller) has returned home from the Framemakers, in downtown Waterville, and it’s looking fine.  Thank you, David, Roscoe, Ames, Brian and everyone else who made this possible!

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The Liaden Universe® Award and Gift-Giving Post

So, it’s the time of year when people ask writers what they saw published in the current year.

There are a couple of reasons for this.  One is that books make great gifts! and we’re coming up on a gifting time of year.

The other is that some folks read for and nominate in the various awards that are floating about.  The end of the year is coming up right briskly, and they want to make sure that they’ve read as widely as possible.

That said, follows the list of What Lee-and-Miller published in 2023:

“Gadreel’s Folly,” novelette, Chicks in Tank Tops, edited by Jason Cordova, published by Baen Books, January 2023

Salvage Right, novel, published by Baen Books, July 2023

“Interventions,” short story, Solar Flare: Solarpunk Stories, edited by Patricia Bray and Joshua Palmatier, published by Zo...

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Sneak Peek! Ribbon Dance cover art!

Here’s the cover art for Ribbon Dance, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, their 26th novel set in the Liaden Universe® of their own creating.  Art by David Mattingly.

Ribbon Dance will be published on June 4, 2024.




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Liaden Universe® InfoDump #133

Liaden Universe® InfoDump #133

Salvage Right audiobook update
Salvage Right mass market
Ribbon Dance publication date set
Big List of Lee and Miller Interviews
Splinter Universe news
Sale! Liaden Universe® cover art
Where on Earth are Lee and Miller?

Eileen Stevens will be narrating the audiobook edition of the 25th Liaden Universe® novel, Salvage Right. Steve and Sharon spoke with Eileen at length on Sunday; she expects to begin recording at the end of the week of November 6. No word yet on the publication date at Audible, but that day is much nearer, now.

The mass market paperback edition of SALVAGE RIGHT will be published on April 30, 2024, and will be available at your favorite bookstore.


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New Interview Link and Housekeeping

For those who missed it in August, you may read the interview Steve and I did with Ray Routhier at the Portland Press Herald here

The Big List of Lee and Miller Interviews may be found here

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Lee and Miller’s Astronomicon Schedules

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller will be at Astronomicon in Rochester NY this Friday and Saturday!

Here’s Sharon’s Schedule

Here’s Steve’s Schedule

Here’s the Whole Con Schedule

We hope to see you — yes, you! — there!


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Lee and Miller interviews!

A couple weeks ago, Ray Routhier from the Portland Press Herald dropped by and talked to us for a bit, admired the artwork and the cats.  His article dropped today, and a very nice one, too.  Here’s the link.

Also!  If you missed the live stream of Lee and Miller’s conversation with John A. Douglas at Author’s Outpost on Friday, that was recorded, and you may view it at your leisure, here.


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