LEE AND MILLER REGRET
Sharon and Steve are very sorry to have to cancel out of Boskone and SasQuan. The reasons are complex, having to do with a challenging combination of financial, time, and health resources. We’re not happy about this, but — our health comes first, as do the two Liaden books that are to be delivered in 2015.
NOTE: We are, with appropriate time to schedule and prepare, available to Skype to conventions and/or fan gatherings. Please write to Steve via Facebook or at kinzelATkorvalDOTcom if you would like to coordinate a Skype event.
BOOK TOUR DISTANT EARLY WARNING
In early June, Baen will be sending Steve and Sharon on a Northeast book tour in support of Dragon in Exile, the 18th novel of the Liaden Universe(R). More details as they are forthcoming.
WE HAD FUN AT PHILCON
We had a great time as Principal Speakers at PhilCon, in mid-November. Thanks to the ConCom for inviting us; for all the folks who stopped to talk with us; and the stuffies who made it their business to attend the Teddy Bear Tea. Also, a special shout-out to Gene Olmstead, for his outstanding assistance with the Teddy Bear Tea, elevating what we expected to be a pleasant, low-key gathering into one of the High Points of the Season.
For those who were not able to come to PhilCon, the text of our Guest of Honor speech may be read here: http://korval.com/2014/11/28/lee-and-millers-philcon-principal-speaker-speech-in-its-entirety/
ARCHERS BEACH NEWS
Carousel Seas, the final book in the Archers Beach trilogy, was published on January 6, 2015, and is now available as a trade paperback; an ebook; and an audiobook! In addition, signed copies of the trade paperback, as well as other Lee, and Lee-and-Miller novels, are available from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore in Minneapolis. Uncle Hugo’s does mail order around the world. Here’s your link: http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-lee-miller.php
Also! Archers Beach novelette, “The night don’t seem so lonely,” has been published at Baen.com, where you may read it for free. Here’s the link: http://www.baen.com/The_night_dont_seem_so_lonely.asp
Sharon recently chatted with Baen editor Tony Daniel about Carousel Seas and the Archers Beach Trilogy, here: http://baen.com/podcast/mp3/Baen-Free-Radio-Hour-2015-01-02-Sharon-Lee-Magic-39.mp3
Steve and Sharon talk about A Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume 2, here: http://www.baen.com/podcast/mp3/Baen-Free-Radio-Hour-2014-02-07-Lee-Miller-Shadow-47.mp3
Check out the other many fine podcasts with Baen authors here: http://baen.com/podcast/podcast.asp
For those who missed it, and for those who would like to see it again, here’s the link to David Mattingly’s cover for Dragon in Exile: http://korval.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DragonInExileFinal_Flat.jpg
We’re told by those who read kanji and Turkish that the two signs on the sides of the alley read: The Dragon in Exile; and The Dragon is in the Coffeehouse. Which is really going the extra mile. And, yes, there is a cat in the painting, as always.
Those who would like a print of this cover art (and, also, possibly of others of the Mattingly covers), write to David Mattingly at davidATmattinglyDOTcom.
Award Season is upon us, where authors point to their work published in the previous year, and ask readers to remember those works when it comes time to vote on the Nebulas, Hugos, and other awards and best-of lists that are coming up.
Lee and Miller had published several novelettes in 2014. Here are the titles, and the links, so that you may read, or re-read, the work:
The Rifle’s First Wife, published January 20, 2014, at Splinter Universe: http://splinteruniverse.com/?page_id=673 (novelette)
Roving Gambler, published April 15, 2014, at Splinter Universe: http://splinteruniverse.com/?page_id=763 (novelette)
Code of Honor, published May 5, 2014, at Splinter Universe: http://splinteruniverse.com/?page_id=816 (novelette)
IN ADDITION, Sharon Lee saw published a novel, a short story, and a novelette, listed below, with links, for your convenience:
Gift of Music, short story published January 15, 2014, at Baen.com: http://baen.com/MusicGift.asp
Carousel Sun, novel published February 15, 2014, by Baen
The night don’t seem so lonely, novelette published December 15, 2014 at Baen.com: http://www.baen.com/The_night_dont_seem_so_lonely.asp
LIADEN WIKI NEEDS YOU
In case you haven’t noticed, Gus Fleischman and various other volunteers have been building a wiki designed especially for those interested in things Liaden. You can find it here:
http://liaden.wikia.com/wiki/Liaden_Wiki and you’ll see it covers such things as a timeline, names, bows, and more – lots more – there are 75 pages worth so far. If there’s something you’d like to see (Is there a section on weaponry? How about a list of planets? What food (if any) has been named?) you can add it, help beef up what’s there, or make a request to your friends. If you’ve always wanted to reach out to other Friends of Liad, this is a good place to start!
LIADEN UNIVERSE(R) IN THE NEWS
Jeff Somers writes about military sf/space opera for BN News: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/genre-primer-military-sci-fi/
2015 PUBLICATION SCHEDULE
January 6: Carousel Seas, final book in Sharon Lee’s Archers Beach Trilogy
May 15: Short story for Baen.com, title TBA
June 2: Dragon in Exile, 18th novel of the Liaden Universe(R) EARC published approximately 60-90 days prior to paper publication
August 4: A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 3
DELIVERY SCHEDULE (NOTE: these are deadlines for turn-in Madame the Editor, NOT publication dates)
April 15, 2015: Short story for Baen.com, title TBA
May 29, 2015: Alliance of Equals
November 15, 2015: Sequel to Alliance of Equals (aka Third of Five)
August 15, 2016: Fourth of Five
May 15, 2017: Fifth of Five
Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: http://kinzel.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: http://rolanni.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Splinter Universe Discussion List: http://splinterverse.livejournal.com
Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee
Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, and oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial
Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
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