Day Six Winner

Eighty-eight valiant pilgrims threw their names into the hat to win one of two remaining copies of the MP3 edition of Dragon in Exile, a novel of the Liaden Universe®, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, narrated by Kevin T. Collins.

The winner, by random drawing, was!

Number 72, which would also be Tina Black
of Kansas City, Kansas

Alert readers of this blog will have deduced that there is

only one more book remaining from the original pile of seven.

Yep, today is your Absolute Last Chance to enter your name into the drawing to win that last MP3 edition of Dragon in Exile.

Entries are accepted ONLY at  Flailing about on the internet randomly posting wishes to win do nothing for your chances of actually winning.

Here is the link to the Rules.  Read the Rules.  All the way to the end.

Good luck.

Day Five Winner

Number Seventeen is the winner of the fifth available copy of the MP3 edition of Liaden Universe® novel Dragon in Exile, written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, and narrated by Kevin T. Collins.

Congratulations Number 17, whose secret identity is
Terrie Adams of Richmond MO

There are only two more of these audiobooks left.  Two more chances for you to win.  Remember! Every day is a new day, and you must play every day to win.  Entries for Wednesday are only counted on Wednesday.  When Thursday comes, we start again.

Here’s your link to the rules.  The rules say what they mean.  There is only one email address where valid entries are collected.  Any other postings expressing your desire to win are only so much shouting.

Good luck.

Day Four Winner

The winner of the fourth of an original seven MP3 editions of Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is, I kid you not!

Number 42, Steph Leif of San Diego, California!

Can I get a hearty round of applause for the lucky winner, please!

So! The arithmetically adept among you will have deduced that there are only three of these wonderful talking books left to give away.

You want one.  You know you want one.  And the only chance you have is by throwing your name into the metaphorical Liaden chapeau.

Where is this stylish head covering located, you ask?  How can I enter my name?

Here are the rules.  Read the rules.  Understand the rules.  Become One with the rules.  Do not second-guess the rules or believe that you know better than the rules.

Everybody good?


Day Three Winner

One hundred thirty readers threw their names into the hat correctly for a chance to win a copy of the MP3 edition of Liaden Universe® novel Dragon in Exile, written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, narrated by Kevin T. Collins.

And the winner is!

Number 30, known to close friends as Lee Anderson, of Connecticut.

Let’s have a round of applause for the lucky winner!

We’ve now given away three out of a field of seven prizes.  That means you — yes, you! and you over there, too! still have four chances to win.  But there’s a catch.

Lean in close and I’ll tell you what it is.


You have to play to win.

What’s that?  You don’t know how to play?

Here’s your link to the rules.

Please note that, if you choose to play a variant game, which does not follow these rules as they are lain out — you will be held to be playing a different game that has nothing to do with our game.

Liaden Giveaway starts midnight Monday December 5!

Friends of Liad and fans of science fiction, listen up! Here’s a chance for you to brighten your holiday season with a gift for yourself or a gift to give.

We – that’s Sharon Lee and Steve Miller – have seven (7) copies of the Brilliance edition of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s Liaden Universe® novel Dragon in Exile narrated by Kevin T. Collins – that’s an audio book on 2 disks, in MP3 format. If you’d like a chance to win one of these all you have to do do is … hold on. Getting ahead of ourselves.

So then, wait, first, the rules.

We’re giving away seven of these audiobooks – one a day this week, starting Monday, December 5 and ending with the drawing on Sunday, December 11 . If you win one book, we’ll ask you not to try for another.

So, we hear you ask, what does it take to win, anyway?

The rules are you need to do something to let us know you’re interested in receiving on of these rare items.

Do something? Yeah, well, we’re writers, we’re not mind readers, Jim. No secret words, no essays, not even a picture of you reading another Liaden book.

All you have to do is! Drop us an email saying “I want to hear Dragon in Exile” at the email address below and if your email is selected out of that day’s entries (we’ll be using a random number generator, so each day will probably have a different chance to win).  We will write to the lucky winner at the email address from which they sent their entry, so make sure it’s an address you check regularly.

No purchase necessary. We ask that no relatives of Lee & Miller, AND no employees of Baen, Brilliance, Audible, or Amazon take part. We’ll accept entries 23 hours each day for 7 days – from midnight our time (that’s US Eastern Standard Time) until 11 PM the following evening.  At midnight, it’s lather, rinse, repeat.

We will let the lucky winner know, via email, and a post on, after we’ve had coffee the next morning.

Oh, we need you to send your note to:

Let the games begin!

Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 116

I think we managed to publish two different InfoDumps number 114, so I’m setting this one at 116 on the dial.


Sleeping with the Enemy, Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 22, has been published at Amazon, BN, ibooks, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Tolino, 24Symbols.  Sleeping contains two stories — “Chimera,” which was originally published on, and “Friend of a Friend,” which is new to this chapbook.  The chapbook also includes an author’s introduction.


The long-promised podcast demonstrating the authors’ pronunciation of some key words and names in the Liaden Universe(R) is now live!  Well.  At least one of the authors, and the first of what looks to be several podcasts.  You can listen here:


Uncle Hugo has mailed out all pre-ordered, signed and/or personalized copies of Alliance of Equals. While it *is* too late to get a personalized copy, you can still score a *signed* copy, just by placing an order here:


We are trying to reach at least 200 reader reviews for Alliance of Equals on Amazon.  As of this writing, there are 93 reviews posted, leaving a mere 107 reviews between us and victory.

If you’d like to participate in the challenge, here are the rules:
1.  You must have read Alliance of Equals, in any edition — eARC, eBook, hardcover, or audiobook
2.  You must write a REAL review, not just a “Love this book,” but a short discussion of why you liked, or didn’t like it, who your favorite characters are, and so on.
2a.  Please do *not* say, “but don’t start with this book.”  Here’s why:

3.  If you abhor writing reader reviews, consider recommending the book to a friend or coworker.  Thank you!


What’s the well-dressed Liaden reader wearing this year?  A denim shirt or polo from Offworld Designs, often while sipping tea, coffee, or Other Beverage from their Liaden Universe mug.  Go here for the full catalog — yes!  They do offer ladies tees.

August 14, 2 pm: Barnes and Noble, 1920 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS

MidAmeriCon II (, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, August 17-21, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.  Guests of Honor Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Tamora Pierce, and Michael Swanwick; Toastmaster Pat Cadigan.Rhode Island Comic Con (, November 11 – 13, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI.

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec:
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog:
Splinter Universe Discussion List:

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page:

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us! — Steve Miller — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career,currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news —

Liaden tshirts, polos, denims, and mugs from Offworld Designs:

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval:
Friends of Liad:
Flaran chamenthi:
Steve’s on Twitter:
Sharon’s on Twitter, too:

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here:

This Just In: Eye Candy

David Mattingly has kindly sent us the finished art for the cover of The Gathering Edge, coming to a bookstore near you in May 2017.

Yes, this does depict a scene from the novel.

Art for The Gathering Edge cover by David Mattingly

Art for The Gathering Edge cover by David Mattingly

Recent Publishing News

Liaden Universe® novelette “Wise Child” by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller available to read for free at  Here’s your link.

Alliance of Equals, the 19th novel-length Adventure in the Liaden Universe® will be released tomorrow, July 5, in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook!

The Gathering Edge, the 20th Liaden Universe® Adventure is tentatively scheduled to be published in May 2017.

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller will be doing a micro-mini-book tour in support of Alliance of Equals, starting tomorrow, July 5, at Flights of Fantasy, in Albany!

Here’s the schedule:

July 5, 7 pmFlights of Fantasy, Albany, NY
July 8, 7 pmAnnie’s Book Stop of Worcester, MA
July 9, 2 pmToadstool Books, Milford NH
July 16, 2 pm:  Children’s Book Cellar, 52 Main Street, Waterville ME