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ALBACON 2020 CANCELLED

This just in from Chuck Rothman, speaking for Albacon:
Due to the ongoing issues with Covid-19 health and safety, the Albacon Committee has decided to postpone the convention until Fall of 2021. Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have agreed to attend as Guests of Honor. Memberships will roll over, but, given the situation, we will make an exception to our usual policy and give refunds on request.

NEW SERIAL PROJECT LAUNCHING

1  I, Sharon Lee, representing Lee-and-Miller, will be posting the False Start of an actual novel, that novel being /Accepting the Lance/.  This presents some small amount of difficulty, which will be discussed in. . .

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New Serial Project

Remember when I said, Oh, back in April, that I was tidying up Splinter Universe in preparation for the posting of a Very Long Splinter?

Well, the time has come to start posting.  But before I do, I need to tell you a couple Things, and you need to read them.

Herewith, the Things.  Please do read them.

1  I, Sharon Lee, representing Lee-and-Miller, will be posting the False Start of an actual novel, that novel being Accepting the Lance.  This presents some small amount of difficulty, which will be discussed in. . .

. . .1a  Naturally, those who have not yet read Accepting the Lance are Strongly Cautioned, but!  those who have read Accepting the Lance are also Strongly Cautioned:  Despite its length (approximately 44,000 words) the material to be posted is a SPLINTER; it is NOT CANON

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Regarding AlbaCon 2020

This just in from Chuck Rothman, speaking for Albacon:

Due to the ongoing issues with Covid-19 health and safety, the Albacon Committee has decided to postpone the convention until Fall of 2021. Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have agreed to attend as Guests of Honor. Memberships will roll over, but, given the situation, we will make an exception to our usual policy and give refunds on request.

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T-shirts have shipped …

The I Dare t-shirts are on the move — here’s Barb at Offworld Designs  in the midst of your support ….

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This is YOUR reminder

This is your reminder that Offworld Designs is taking preorders for the I Dare tshirt in pink and black, unisex and ladies styles.  They are also having a sale on Dragon in Exile merch, including coffee mugs.  And YOU can find it all at this link.

Special Bonus Reminder:  If you want to own one of the I Dare tshirts, you must preorder by May 10 — that’s this coming Sunday, in the United States, it is Mother’s Day.

Here ends your reminder.

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If it’s Saturday it must be Shameless Self-Promotion

1a  Tshirts!  There is a deadline involved in preordering the new run of Liaden tshirts, and that deadline is!  Mother’s Day, May 10.  Your order must be in by that date.  Shirts ship on a first-ordered, first shipped basis, and will start shipping the week of May 11.

1b  If you don’t favor pink, take a look at the shirts on offer lower on the page at the link below, which are not only Not Pink, but are on sale.  Also? There are coffee mugs.

1c  Here’s the link to the Liaden Page at Offworld Designs

2a  The ebook edition of Splinter Universe Presents! has now been distributed to all of the Usual Suspects.  Here’s the link to Baen.    Here’s a universal link to Apple, BN, Kobo, 24 Symbols,  and Angus and Robertson.  Here’s the link to the Kindle edition.

2b  Here’s the link t...

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Tshirt Update

Tshirt Commentary.

I just got off the phone with Barb at Offworld Designs. She says that, so far, you guys have ordered dern near 150 tshirts, and she wants to thank you all, very much, for your enthusiasm, and your support.

As some of you may know, Offworld Designs does a bunch of their business through science fiction conventions, which, like everything else, have been cancelled for these months, so the work is very welcome.

Keep up the good work, y’all. And thank you.

Here is the tshirt link, for those who might need it.

https://www.offworlddesigns.com/liaden-universe-t-shirts-mugs?sort=newest

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I DARE Liaden Tshirts available for preorder NOW!

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, working in partnership with Offworld Designs, offers for preorder, starting right now, a new edition of the classic Liaden Universe® tshirt.

For those who want to order NOW, here’s your link.

Continuing, for those who want the Rest of the Story…

The short sleeved shirts are offered in unisex (men) and women’s styles, in your choice of black shirt with pink message, or pink shirt with black message.  In addition, in reply to popular demand, we are also offering a long-sleeve black tee with pink message.

The first Liaden Universe® tshirts were offered to fans by the authors in 1997.  Since then, there have been several runs of tshirts, each with a different slogan.  The tshirt previous to this one — DRAGON IN EXILE — was licensed in 2015, by Offworld Designs...

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Liaden Universe® Awards and Honors

So, I’m updating the List of Honors received by the Liaden books, because with one thing and another thing, and that thing over there, dammit — I’d gotten behind on recordkeeping.

Over 300,000 Liaden books in print — this was in April last year, but the best number I have.

13 National Bestsellers:
Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume I
Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume II
Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume III
Ghost Ship
Necessity’s Child
Trade Secret
Dragon Ship
Dragon in Exile
Neogenesis
Mouse and Dragon
Agent of Change
The Gathering Edge
Accepting the Lance

One USA Today Bestseller: Saltation

22 Locus Bestsellers — that’s 22 titles, not weeks on the list

Awards
Balance of Trade, Hal Clement Award 2005
Scout’s Progress, Prism Award #1 2002
Local Custom, Prism Award #2 2002
Sco...

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Update on paper edition: Splinter Universe Presents!

Paper edition folk, be of good heart! My dialog with Amazon has born fruit! And you — yes, you! — may order the paper edition of Splinter Universe Presents! now.
 
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