Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 121

Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 121

BOOK SIGNING:
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller will be signing the thirtieth anniversary edition of Agent of Change, and whatever else comes to hand, at Children’s Book Cellar, 52 Main Street, Waterville, Maine 04901, on! Friday, November 2, from 7:30-9 pm. Hope to see you there!

IF YOU WANT A SIGNED COPY OF THE ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF AGENT OF CHANGE. . .
. . .but cannot attend the booksigning, you may send an email before November 2 to Ellen Richmond at /kidsbookscellarATmyfairpointDOTnet/, with “Lee and Miller” in the subject line. In the body of the letter let Ellen know how many books you want, your snail address, and any personalization request you may have. She will contact you for further necessary information.

POST CARDS:
If anyone is going to a convention, or is local to a bookstore that is amenable to taking promotional items (ask first, of course), or a reading group, or. . .and would like to distribute postcards and/or bookmarks for the new edition of Agent of Change, and for the Carousel books, please drop Sharon a note at sharonleeATkorvalDOTcom, including your name and address, and how many postcards you would like mailed to you.

PUBLICATION SCHEDULE:
Agent of Change, 30th Anniversary Edition mass market paperback, cover art by Sam Kennedy, published by Baen Books, available October 30, 2018.

“Command Decision,” a brand-new Liaden Universe® story, by Steve Miller, and “The Vestals of Midnight,” a brand-new Archers Beach story, by Sharon Lee, will be published in Release the Virgins, edited by Michael Ventrella, available in  November.

“Dark Secrets,” a brand-new Liaden Universe® story by Lee and Miller will be published in Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, available in January 2019.

Neogenesis, mass market edition, Baen Books, March 26, 2019

A Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume Four, coming from Baen in Summer 2019. This reprints eight shorter works: 2 novellas, 4 novelettes, 2 short stories from 2016-2018. Titles included are: “Street Cred,” “Due Diligence,” “Friend of a Friend,” “Cutting Corners,” “Block Party,” “Degrees of Separation,” “Excerpts from Two Lives,” “Revolutionists.”

DEADLINES:
Accepting the Lance, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, the last book in the Five Book Dash, the twenty-second Liaden Universe® novel, is scheduled to be turned in to Baen in January 2019. Please note that this is a turn-in date. Publication date is set by the publisher after they have the book in hand.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
The Gathering Edge, mass market edition, Baen Books, July 31, 2018

“Revolutionists,” brand-new Liaden story in The Razor’s Edge, Zombies
Need Brains Press, July 2018

Degrees of Separation: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 27, Pinbeam Books, January 15, 2018

Neogenesis, hard cover, Baen Books, January 2, 2018

“Excerpts from Two Lives,” brand-new Liaden story in Star Destroyers, Baen Books, January 2018

CONVENTIONS:
As of this moment in time, Steve and I are planning to attend Boskone 56, February 17-19, 2019.

REMEMBER TO VISIT THESE SITES:

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller, Miller, and Lee self-published works

Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.

Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
Offworld Designs: Liaden gear: https://www.offworlddesigns.com/liaden-universe-t-shirts-mugs

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLY THINGS OF NOTE
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee
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

TWITTER
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval

DISCLAIMER STUFF
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Signed copies of Agent of Change

This is an Actual Professional Announcement, for those who want to acquire a signed copy of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Agent of Change.

Steve and I will be signing at Childrens Book Cellar in Waterville on November 2 (from 7:30-9 pm, or until the crowd is satisfied, whichever comes first).

If you would like a signed book, but cannot attend the booksigning, you may send an email before November 2 to Ellen Richmond at kidsbookscellarATmyfairpointDOTnet, with “Lee and Miller” in the subject line. In the body of the letter let Ellen know how many books you want, your snail address, and any personalization request you may have. She will contact you for further necessary information.

Here ends the Actual Professional Announcement.

Lee and Miller’s MidSouthCon Schedule

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are Writer Guests of Honor at MidSouthCon, March 9-11

Here’s our schedule:

Friday 6:00 PM Pro Row
Pro Row
Meet your favorite MidSouthCon professional, maybe get their autograph or buy their works. Pro Row is located in the hallway outside of the Tennessee Ballrooms.

Friday 7:00 PM Grand Ballroom
Opening Ceremony
MidSouthCon 36 officially kicks off as we greet our Guests of Honor, and say hello to our members.
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Peri Charlifu, Alan Alexander, Mike Carlin, Keri Bean, Ellen Datlow, Bonnie Gordon, Xander Jeanneret, Mike Resnick

Friday 9:00 PM Grand Ballroom
Meet the Guests II
Come meet and greet MidSouthCon 36’s Guests of Honor while enjoying some light refreshments.
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Alan Alexander, Bonnie Gordon, Xander Jeanneret, Mike Resnick

Saturday 9:00 AM 26th Floor
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, authors of the Liaden Universe®, are hosting a Tea Party for fans and their traveling-companion stuffies. While your stuffies socialize on the couch, their people can point them out and discuss their history. Tea Party guests may also enjoy hot tea and breakfast cookies.
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Saturday 11:00 AM Grand Ballroom
Thirty Years Of The Liaden Universe®
Our Literary GoH discuss the history of their Liaden Universe®.
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Saturday 1:00 PM Grand Ballroom
The Baen Traveling RoadShow
Come join Toni Weisskopf and other Baen authors and editors as they tell us what’s new at Baen Books. There will be fun and prizes!
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Mike Resnick, Toni Weisskopf

Saturday 2:00 PM Ridgelake
Characterization And The Art Of Social World Building
Our panelists discuss creating riches believable societies in fantasy and science fiction setting.
Kimberly Richardson, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Alan Alexander

Saturday 5:00 PM Grand Ballroom
Banquet & Darrell Awards
Good food and the Darrell Award presentations. Tickets are $25.00 and available at registration.
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Peri Charlifu, Alan Alexander, Mike Carlin, Keri Bean, Ellen Datlow, Bonnie Gordon, Xander Jeanneret, Mike Resnick

Saturday 8:00 PM Grand Ballroom
Epic Women In Epic Literature
Epic Science Fiction and Fantasy have seen some dynamic powerhouses of women-kind, such as: Kahlan, in Goodkind’s Sword of Truth Series; Cordelia, from the Vorkosigan sage; and Miri Robertson, from the Liaden Universe®. Come discuss the epic women of SF&F with our panelists.
Herika R Raymer, Susan Murrie Macdonald, J L Mulvihill, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Sunday 9:00 AM Rook’s Corner
Restaurant
Kaffeeklatsch I
Enjoy breakfast at a table with one of our Guests of honor. The signup sheets for the Sunday morning Kaffeeklatsches are located at the bottom of the escalators. Space is extremely limited so sign up early.
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Peri Charlifu, Alan Alexander

Sunday 12:00 PM Ridgelake
A Reading With The Creators of Liad
Join authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller as they read some of their favorite passages from The Liaden Universe®. Within such an expansive world, they could take us anywhere in the galaxy.
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Sunday 4:00 PM Grand Ballroom
Closing Ceremony

Neogenesis and Degrees of Separation out, MidSouthCon coming up

January has been a busy month for Friends of Liad, with Neogenesis debuting strongly in hardback (also available as an audiobook and in a kindle edition)  — including reaching the Bookscan bestseller lists — after the January 2 release from Baen and then the new Lee and Miller novella Degrees of Separation, out from Pinbeam, spending several days at #2 on Amazon’s rankings —

#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy

The authors are currently hard at work on the still unnamed next Liaden hardcover, due to be turned in this spring after their visit to Memphis as Guests of Honor at MidSouthCon March 9-11 . 

Later this year plans are for Lee & Miller to travel to WorldCon — that’s WorldCon 76, in San Jose, CA, August 16-20th.

Neogenesis, signed or personalized, order by December 10

Don Blyly at Uncle Hugos in Minneapolis has ordered in lots of cartons of Neogenesis, the next Liaden novel. which is due out January 2, 2018. In order to get a personalized copy you’ll need to order from Don soon, with December 10 being the deadline.
Use this link to Uncle Hugos to go directly to the proper page: https://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-lee-miller.php
Thanks, we’re warming up the signing pens now!

Spoiler Thread for Neogenesis

Neogenesis, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, the 21st novel in the Liaden Universe®, is available as an eArc, that is an electronic advanced reading copy at Baen.  eArc are basically the page proofs of the novel — they typically do have errors, and — this time, at least — y’all can have the extra fun of reading Neogenesis while Steve and I are proofing that same file to get it read for setting as a final book.

A spoiler thread has been created for those who have read the eArc and wish to discuss it with like-minded, and like-read people.

CLICK HERE to access the Spoiler Discussion for Neogenesis.

Please remember that not everyone downloads the eArc; many people wait for the publication of the hardcover — in the case of Neogenesis, that is January 2018 — and many other people wait for the mass market — our best guess, sometime in 2019.

Thank you.

Lee and Miller win Readers Choice Award

“Wise Child,” by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller was chosen from among fifteen stories collected in third annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, edited by David Afsharirad, published by Baen Books.

The winner was announced at the Baen Traveling Roadshow at DragonCon, with Baen Executive Editor Jim Minz accepting for Lee and Miller.

The prize is a plaque and $500 cash.

Below is the text of Lee and Miller’s acceptance speech.

Wow!

Yes, you heard us.

Wow!

We probably ought to be a little more formal than that, so let’s try this:

To DragonCon attendees, science fiction fans, and readers everywhere: Hello! from the wilds of Central Maine.

We’re pleased to be here, at least metaphorically, at this particular Baen Traveling Roadshow, to stand as the proud parents of “Wise Child,” which readers have chosen – out of a very stiff field! — as the Best Military and Adventure SF of 2016.

We must admit to being startled – we have a history of being startled when we win awards! – when Jim Minz asked if we could be with you this afternoon, either electronically or in spirit, to accept this award for our novelette, the seventy-first Sharon Lee and Steve Miller collaboration.

Startled?

Well. . .yes.

We believe that the purpose of a story is to be an experience, a celebration, if you will, for readers – something that they’ll hopefully enjoy on reading, and recall, later, with pleasure.

Us. . .We make our living by writing stories, long and short and in-between. Our method is to write the best story we can write, this time; collect our fee – and move on to write another story for readers to experience and enjoy, sometime down the road.

Most short fiction is like that, for most writers: a kind of a fire-and-forget situation, if you will.

In this case, though – we won’t forget that, when “Wise Child” hit the Baen.com website last year, we got a lot of positive feedback from readers via email and Facebook. Then, the story was chosen for inclusion in Volume Three of the Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF!

This particular “fire-and-forget” story not only hit the original target but had two secondary hits, as well.

So – Thanks!

Thank you, DragonCon, for hosting the award presentation!

Thank you, Baen, for publishing and supporting the book, and the award!

Thank you, David Afsharirad – our editor – for selecting our story for publication!

. . .And. . .

Thank you, readers, for reading, and for voting, and for naming “Wise Child” as one of the best!

Here you see Jim Minz accepting, and David Afsharirad showing off, the plaque.

Photo by Christopher Ruocchio