Just a reminder that! Accepting the Lance, the twenty-second novel in the long-running and much-feted Liaden Universe® created and co-written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, will be published in hardcover and ebook editions*on December 3, 2019.
Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore will once again be taking pre-orders for signed and/or personalized copies. The order page will go live after Labor Day.
We know from the volume of email we’re getting that there’s a lot of pent-up demand for this title. No, sorry, we cannot “push for an earlier release**,” nor are we open to “selling our draft.” Waiting is, and patience definitely is. December will happen soon enough.
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However! We have heard from an early reader of the book and we thought it only fair to share her reaction to it, so here you are:
ACCEPTING THE LANCE is a tour de force! So many threads woven, so many pieces moved on the board, old and new friends met, this book is an extraordinary installment in a brilliant series. I stayed up till 3 a.m. reading it and I have zero regrets. An incredible ride of a book!
—Nalini Singh, Wolf Rain ~ Out Now/Archangel’s War ~ September/A Madness of Sunshine ~ December
*Audible will be issuing an audio edition, but we have not been informed of the date. Probably there will be an eARC; we have not been informed of a date for that, either.
**Actually, Baen is doing VERY WELL to have gotten this title out in 2019, considering that we didn’t even turn it in until February, 2019.