Obligatory Hugo Eligibility Post

Lee and Miller published a couple things in 2021 which we would like you to bear in mind while nominating.  They are:

Unless otherwise noted, all works are as by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

“Standing Orders,” Derelict, Zombies Need Brains, July 2021 (5,775 words)

“From Every Storm a Rainbow,” Baen.com (link to free story) December 2021 (7,957 words)

“Dead Men Dream,” Change State: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 32, Pinbeam Books, March 2021 (19,800 words)

“Our Lady of Benevolence,” Bread Alone: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 34, Pinbeam Books, November 2021 (14,500 words)

The Liaden Universe® currently includes 23 published novels, and dozens of short stories.  The very first Liaden Universe® novel, Agent of Change, was ...

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PSA: Who’s Writing Which for When?

Lee and Miller are under contract to Baen Books for three Liaden Universe® novels after Fair Trade, which will be published in May.  Those novels are:

1   The sequel to Fair Trade (title TBD) — Steve Miller, Lead Writer

2   Tinsori Light: The Novel (better title coming along RSN) — Sharon Lee, Lead Writer

3   A Liaden Novel to be Named Later — Sharon Lee, Lead Writer probably?  At the moment, I’m leaning toward going back to the Redlands and checking in with Padi, Tekelia, Aunt Astra, Eet, and the gang. This could change, as all things may change, and only reflect my thoughts at the moment.

For those who have been playing along at home for a long time, the above three novels complete the Triple Threat contract with Baen.

We do not at the moment have any short works under contract,...

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From Every Storm a Rainbow story link

“From Every Storm a Rainbow,” Lee and Miller’s holiday story and gift to you, our readers, has been posted to Baen.  You may read it for free from now until mid-January.

Here’s your link.

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BREAD ALONE publication day!

BREAD ALONE:  Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 34 dropped sometime around midnight.

This means that those who preordered should find the book automagically downloaded to their ereader of choice.

It also means that those who were waiting for the book to actually publish before committing may now do so at will.  Here are some links to help you along:

BAEN       BN      Kobo       Amazon       Universal Link

For those coming in late, BREAD ALONE brings all of the so-called Bakery Stories into one volume.  Those stories are:  Degrees of Separation, Fortune’s Favors, Block Party, and Our Lady of Benevolence.  Our Lady . . . is original to this book; the other three stories are reprints.

Thank you all for your support of this project, and!  Happy reading!


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BREAD ALONE availability

The ebook edition of BREAD ALONE: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 34, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, is showing up at the various online vendors.  At this writing, you may preoder the ebook for a November 25 delivery from Amazon, Apple, BN, Kobo; BorrowBox, Tolino, and Vivlio.

The ebook edition will be available for download in the format of your choice at Baen.com on November 25.

The paper edition is on-sale NOW at Amazon — that’s all the Amazons, as far as I can tell.  Here’s the US link.

In theory, the paper edition will eventually show up for sale at BN and other stores, but my information here is somewhat sketchy.

For those coming in late, here’s the blurb:

To survive, humans need air, water, a place to stand, a place to sleep, and sustenance...

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 128

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 128
News from Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s Liaden Universe® and beyond!
November 9 2021


1 BREAD ALONE: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 34 will be published on November 25, 2021. BREAD ALONE collects all of the so-called “bakery” stories into one volume. The stories included are: “Degrees of Separation,” “Fortune’s Favors,” “Block Party,” and “Our Lady of Benevolence.” The first three stories are reprints – that means they have been published previously – “Our Lady . . . ” is original to this chapbook. At the time this InfoDump was put to bed, preorders were available from Amazon. The other vendors will eventually have the book in stock, but for right now, you may PREorder from Amazon ONLY. Here’s your link.

2 The Baen reiss...

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Watch the Skies!

This should be available in time for the US “Holiday Season.”

Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 34 contains collects the existing stories of The Bakery into one volume.  Three titles are reprints —  “Degrees of Separation,” “Fortune’s Favors,” “Block Party” — the fourth, “Our Lady of Benevolence,” is original to this chapbook.  Also included is an Authors’ Foreword.


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All the news that’s fit to print

1   The eARC of Liaden Universe® Volume Five is now available for purchase at Baen.com.  Here’s your link.

1a  LUC 5 includes these stories: Fortune’s Favors, Opportunity to Seize, Shout of Honor, Command Decision, Dark Secrets, A Visit to the Galaxy Ballroom, The Gate that Locks the Tree, Preferred Seating, Ambient Conditions, Dead Men Dream, and an authors’ foreword.

1b  LUC5 will be published on February 1, 2022 in trade and ebook.

1c  You may preorder the trade edition from your favorite vendor*.

2   Fair Trade, the 24th novel in the Liaden Universe®, the third book detailing the adventures of Jethri Gobelyn ven’Deelin, is now available for preorder in hardcover* from the Usual Suspects.  It will be published on May 3, 2022.**

2a  The previous books in the Jethri arc are:  ...

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Liaden Universe® Constellation Number Five

To all the ships in orbit!
The eARC of Liaden Universe® Constellation Number FIVE is now available from Baen. Here’s your link
Steve is going over the galleys of this same volume as I type. If you are of a mind to set up as a Mighty Tyop Hunter, using the eARC as your text, you have a Very Narrow Participation Window.
Tyop Reports must be with Steve no later than noon Eastern USian Time Saturday, October 30 — that’s Next Saturday!
Please send a search string, not a page number, because you are working from an eARC and Steve is working from a PDF.
Tyop Reports sent to! srmATkorvalDOTcom
Tyop Hunters are acknowledged in the book, so be sure to send your name as you would like it to appear in print along with your Tyop Report!
Thanking you i...
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Fair Trade available for pre-order

Fair Trade is the 24th novel in the Liaden Universe® created and written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.  This title is the direct sequel to 2013’s Trade Secret and the third book detailing the adventures of Jethri Gobelyn, a Terran who has been apprenticed to a Liaden Master Trader.
Cover art is by David Mattingly.
Fair Trade hardcover is available for preorder from Amazon, and I suppose other places that do preorders. Publication date is May 3, 2022. Amazon link:
1.  There will be an ebook edition; the reason you can’t preorder the ebook has to do with Baen’s tradition of offering eARCS.
2. No word on when the eARC will be available — usually it’s been hitting 6-8 weeks out.
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