Y’all know what today is, right?
It’s Book Day! Carpe Diem by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller in an all-new paperback edition, with brand-new cover art by David Mattingly!
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Carpe Diem was the third Liaden Universe® novel EVER published, appearing. . .
First! as a Del Rey mass market original in October 1989, cover art by Stephen Hickman.
Second! as part of the three-novel compilation, Partners in Necessity, in February 2000, cover art by Michael Herring.
Third! as a mass market from Ace Books, in February 2003, cover art by Michael Herring.
Fourth! as part of two-novel compilation, The Agent Gambit, from Baen Books, in January 2011, cover art by Alan Pollack.
Fifth! as a mass market paperback from Baen Books, today, February 25 2020, cover art by David Mattingly.
That’s 31 years of active publishing life, which is pretty dern amazing.
So! Let’s raise a glass to Carpe Diem!
On a related note — today’s publication of Carpe Diem means that the First Three Books, which is All The Liaden there was for seven-or-ten years (depending on if Steve’s counting or I am) are all in print in the same format, and in stores, now. So this is the perfect time to do needy friends a favor and introduce them to Val Con, Miri, Edger, Shan, Priscilla, Mrs. Trelu, Hakan, Kem, and all the rest of the people who live in: Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors, and Carpe Diem.
Ah, Book Day! Always exciting. Even after so many years.