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Steve and Sharon
My first exposure to the Liaden Universe… Wow. I read Agent of Change when I was 13 years old. 1986 I believe it was. I have been enamored ever since, and re-read the novels that I have frequently. I actually met Steve and Sharon at Balticon in 1987, in Hunt Valley, Maryland. I have the good fortune, at the time, to be the stepson of a friend of theirs. The copy of Agent of Change they signed for me is, alas, lost now. Too many intervening years, with too many events transpiring in them. I lost track of the Liaden universe as I entered adulthood, and later, parenthood. I recently rediscovered them when I saw a paperback of I Dare on a rack in a discount store. I snatched that up, and read it non-stop. Afterward, I venturd out on the web to see what Else I had missed, and discovered the Liaden Universe has expanded far beyond what I ever imagined it would! It is truly wonderful, and I am happy for Sharon and Steve that their creation has proliferated to the extent it has. Someday, I hope to be able to acquire more of the stories, and someday share them with my children.
I’m glad you’re still reading us … but want to point out that Agent of Change *didn’t come out* until 1988 — well, I think it hit some stores (like Greetings and Readings in the old location) the last week of December in 1987.
Well, as I indicated, I wasn’t exactly certain of the year. I do very clearly remember Balticon, and meeting the two of you. Drew Farrell was, at the time, married to my mother, which I how that happened to come about. At any rate, I appreciate that you took the time to point out my error. Take care.
the reason I mentioned it at all is that if i wasn’t clear on it people would start looking for the “earlier books” or editions and I didn’t want that to happen. We already have several phantom books to our name (sigh). Steve
sharon & steve, My first book was Code of Honor way back (I don’t know a date) The next book I found was Agent of Change and then Carpe Diem. I was very upset when the story ine stopped and I wrote the publisher many times asking what happened. I never got an answer. My son gave my a Christmas gift of Partners In Necessity and I was so pleased to see a new publication, I didn’t care thet I already had the books. As more books came out I have collected each one and have a complete shelf of the Liaden Universe. Thank you for your work and for taking me into another world combining space and fantasy. K.Michot