Lee and Miller ChiCon 8 Schedule

Steve Miller and Sharon Lee will be attending WorldCon virtually this year.

Our combined schedule is below.  We are opening the con and closing it — a signal honor.  Please note that readings are 40 minutes.

Hope to see you there!


Space/Time: Airmeet 1/Thursday, September 1, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
Title: Improbable Research Dramatic Readings
Description: Most people never read actual scientific research papers. The topics can seem obscure, the writing abstruse, stilted, fanatically technical. But some papers have parts rivaling the best theatrical scripts...

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WSFA Small Press Finalists Announced

Liaden Universe® story “Standing Orders” by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is a finalist in the 2022 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.
“Standing Orders” was published in Derelict, edited by David B. Coe and Joshua Palmatier, from Zombies Need Brains LLC.
Below is the official press release, including a list of all the finlaists:
The Washington (DC) Science Fiction Association (WSFA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction:
“The Birdsong Fossil” by DK Mok, Multispecies Cities: Solarpunk Urban Futures, (April 2021) World Weaver Press ed. by Christoph Rupprecht, Deborah Cleland, Norie Tamura, Rajat Chaudhuri, and Sarena Ulibarri;
“Dress of Ash” by Y. M. Pang, Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories, ed...
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Lee and Miller Upcoming Signings!

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller will be signing books in person at the following venues on the dates shown:

Saturday, August 27 1-3 pm
Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop
158 Main St.
Damariscotta, ME 04543

Saturday, September 3 11 am-1 pm
Sherman’s Book Shop
65 Topsham Fair Mall
Topsham, ME 04086

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Eye Candy!

Cover for Scout’s Progress anniversary reissue, in March 2023.
Sam Kennedy does the BEST coats!
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New Liaden story submitted

“The Last Train to Clarkesville,” Lee and Miller’s 101st collaboration, has been submitted.  This is something unique, in that it is a Liaden Universe® western.

More details available on receipt on editor’s acceptance.


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Lee and Miller WorldCon Update

Due to circumstances beyond our control Lee and Miller will not be making in person visits to ChiCon 8 — WorldCon — this Labor Day. No train trip to Chicago, no in-person Friends of Liad breakfast.
We will take part in virtual events, as available.
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Salvage Right by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is
. . . the 100th Lee-and-Miller collaborative work
. . . the 25th novel set in the Liaden Universe®
. . . Lee and Miller’s 29th novel
. . . Sharon Lee’s 34th novel
And! Brings Lee-and-Miller’s total lifetime collaborative words written to!
Three Million, Seven Hundred Fifty-Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Eight
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Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have just submitted their one hundredth collaborative effort, novel SALVAGE RIGHT, to Toni Weisskopf, at Baen Books.


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Lee and Miller Convention Schedule

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller will be attending ChiCon8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Chicago, August 31-September 4. The selection of panelists is on-going.  The Final Lee and Miller Schedule will be reported here, as soon as there is on.

Planning is underway for a Friends of Liad breakfast.  News of that event will also be posted here as soon as there is any.

Lee and Miller will be Writer Guests of Honor at Heliosphere, April 28-30 in Piscataway NJ, in their first in-person GOH gig since MidSouthCon in 2018. David Mattingly will be Artist Guest of Honor.

The Heliosphere webpage is undergoing updates.  In the meantime, for those interested, Heliosphere does has a Facebook group.  Those interested may join here.


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Communique from the Collected Denizens of the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory

Let it be known that yesterday’s Writers’ Day Off” trip to New Hampshire was not only occasion for a leisurely drive to the Plymouth, NH environs but also a well-researched opportunity to meet with and adopt to our household one 21 month old Maine Coon cat from Kelimcoons, the same home that brought us Trooper, Sprite, and Belle. Currently going by the call-name Firefly, she is slated to assume the vacant fourth cat position.

Our new young friend was remarkably calm during her one hundred and fifty mile drive across state lines to the Cat Farm, only complaining once or twice – as who would not? – during several unexpected turn-and-bump situations.

On arrival at the Cat Farm, Firefly took up overnight residency in the second bathroom in order to recoup her energy...

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