Post your favorite Liaden Universe® pull-quotes here

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So! Baen has given its authors a homework assignment, which is to poll their
readers — that’s you — for pull-quotes. These will be used for PR purposes.

 


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Back in the day, we had a deck of quote cards that we used to give out at
conventions, stuff like “If it lifts, we can fly it” or “Other people give
their wives flowers.”

Pull-quotes are short and snappy. Pretty often, they’re dialogue or internal
dialogue, because they lend themselves to short and snappy.

The problem we have, particularly, is that we’re lacking quotes from the newer
books. So, that’s your assignment.

WHAT BAEN PULL-QUOTES LOOK LIKE:

“There are entirely too many pretty iced cakes in this undertaking.”
— Padi yos’Galan, RIBBON DANCE, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

“Yes, I heard. Forgive my lack of appropriate consternation. Tinsori Light
is not a regular environment. Strange things happen here.”
— Jen Sin yos’Phelium, SALVAGE RIGHT, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

HOW YOU CAN PLAY:
Post a reply to this entry that contains your quote in the form exampled above.
Yes, we do need the speaker and the title of the book from which the quote has
been excerpted. No, we don’t need the page number.

THERE IS A LIMIT
Please confine yourself to no more than six quotes. Fewer is fine, too. Simply
the fact of 26 novels makes it pretty certain that we’re going to overwhelm
Baen’s system, but it’ll be fun for us — and we hope for you — to read what
other’s found amusing/compelling/sad/true.

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28 comments to Post your favorite Liaden Universe® pull-quotes here

  • Debora Godfrey  says:

    Seignur Veeoni frowned, which wasn’t anything special, Seignur Veeoni being especially fluent in frowns. Tolly thought he was starting to learn the gradations, though, and this one seemed to be a considering frown. – Salvage Right

  • Jan Schroeder  says:

    Carpe diem. We seize the day. Sometimes the day seizes back!” –Miri Robertson, CARPE DIEM, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Steve Timberlake  says:

    “I regret, sir, but it would appear that Jen Sin yos’Phelium was merely temporarily misplaced and Tinsori Light has been … rehabilitated.” — Jeeves, NEOGENESIS, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Heidi Oliversen  says:

    First order of business, she told herself, disarm the norbear. Theo–The Gathering Edge.

    • Lucian Stacy  says:

      THE MAN WHO was not Terrence O’Grady had come quietly. And that, Sam insisted, was clear proof. Terry had never done anything quietly …

      Sam, Juntavas thug

      Agent of Change, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Julia Hart  says:

    “That’s not flotsam,” she said, her eye following the eerie silhouette. “It’s a shipwreck.” — Captain Theo Whitley, THE GATHERING EDGE, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Julia Hart  says:

    “Are you bold enough to marry a woman of the Bedel?” — Memit Bedel, ACCEPTING THE LANCE, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Eric Shivak  says:

    Various books. The number of High Houses is precisely fifty. And then there is Korval.

  • Eric Shivak  says:

    Scouts Progress, Cantra Yos Phelium

    In an ally, considerations of house, clan, planet, race are insignificant beside two prime questions, which are:
    1. Can he shoot?
    2. Will he aim at your enemy?

  • Brent Neal  says:

    “They’re very nice oxy tanks,” he said, after a minutes’s critical study. “Symmetrical–and of a pleasing color. Full, too. I like that in an oxy tank.” — Clonak ter’Meulen, SCOUT’S PROGRESS, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Elizabeth Bales-Stutes  says:

    “Who knew that Elthoria is not meant to Jump like a Scout ship?”
    — Jethri Gobelyn ven’Deelin, FAIR TRADE, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

    “I don’t know that I’ve ever wanted you to adopt any more bad habits at all,” his lifemate said meditatively. “I’m perfectly satisfied with those that came with.”
    — Priscilla Delacroix y Mendoza, TRADER’S LEAP, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

    “Shan glared at the empty inbox. It hardly seemed fair or fitting that a circumstance which ought to have afforded real, if fleeting, pleasure should instead generate strong feelings of frustration.”
    — Shan yos’Galan, ALLIANCE OF EQUALS, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Julia Hart  says:

    “Why would Captain Mendoza steal our Oracle?” — Bentamin chastaMeir, FAIR TRADE, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Millar

    • Julia Hart  says:

      Sorry, that’s from Trader’s Leap, not Fair Trade.

  • Joann Lawler  says:

    “I have once again established that my head is harder than hullplate. Apparently this must be verified periodically.”
    — Jen Sin yos’Phelium, SALVAGE RIGHT, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Marta  says:

    One needed only to adopt the bold course – and stay on target.
    Commander of Agents, Accepting the Lance
    (I inow, I know,she’s the bad guy.)

  • Millie Calistri-Yeh  says:

    “Daav yos’Phelium seeks one who might love him for himself alone. Those qualified apply to Jelaza Kazone, Solcintra, Liad.” – Daav yos’Phelium, SCOUT’s PROGRESS, Liaden Universe(r), Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Michael Shappe  says:

    “I hold neither Ring nor rank. What possible harm can I do?”

    “Do you know […] I was only just asking myself that same question”

    — Daav yos’Phelium and Emrith Tiazin, I DARE, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Elizabeth Symonds  says:

    “My problem is that I don’t want to push a person into a situation they’re not absolutely certain they want. Duty only carries so much weight.”
    -Tolly Jones, SALVAGE RIGHT, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

  • Elizabeth Symonds  says:

    “I’ve been in the soup before,” she said, “although I realize it will be a new experience for you.”
    -Padi yos’Galan, Trader’s Leap, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Elizabeth Symonds  says:

    “There is a very powerful dramliza on this station.She is enslaving the unwary, and she has attempted at least on murder during this station-day.”
    -Shan yos’Galan, Trader’s Leap, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Elizabeth Symonds  says:

    Sorry, that’s ‘one murder’

  • Elizabeth Symonds  says:

    Anthora frowned. “Who?”she murmured, and that quickly her frown became a look of nearly comic horror. “Theo. You sent him Theo?”
    -Anthora yos’Galan, SALVAGE RIGHT, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Heidi Oliversen  says:

    Korval’s Tree is lunatic and Koraval has long accepted it’s lunacy.–Daav yos’Phelium; Alliance of Equals.

  • Lois Domek  says:

    “Yes, of course. The situation had only lacked eight-foot turtles.”–Shan yos’Galan, I DARE

    “I cannot teach you a sunset, Scholar. You must experience it at first-hand.”–Jen Sar Kiladi, FLEDGLING

    “When you’re in their power, bureaucrats can be more dangerous than a loaded gun. A gun hits the target you aim at. Bureaucrats are a different story.”–Jen Sar Kiladi, SALTATION

  • Elizabeth Symonds  says:

    “There is no more danger?”
    “Well, there’s Cap’n Theo, but she’s with us.”
    -Hazenthull Explorer/Tolly Jones, SALVAGE RIGHT, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Patti Maw  says:

    Jethri looked about him and could hear the stories stirring, if he won or if he lost. This would travel even faster and further than his infamous leap.
    — Jethri Gobelyn ven’Deelin, TRADE SECRET, Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Elizabeth Symonds  says:

    “So,” Theo said with a grin, “now you know what a bowli ball is.”
    “No,” Jen Sin answered. “Now I have been exposed to pilot catnip. A far different matter, I fear.”
    -Theo/Jen Sin, SALVAGE RIGHT, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

  • Patti Maw  says:

    “I think, perhaps, that they forgot our shield — the Tree-and-Dragon — is… not a metaphor.”
    – Val Con yos’Phelium, DRAGON IN EXILE, Liaden Universe, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

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