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Free ebooks — Agent of Change and Fledging

We’ve been remiss in reporting here the news that both Agent of Change and Fledgling are now available as free downloads from most major sources including Baen Books and Amazon. We’d been thinking about this for some time since so many of our readers and fans have reported that their introduction was a loaned or free copy of a Liaden book. Now you can have copies of these two Liaden Universe® novels for your own ebook or point your ebook-reading friends toward them – for free!

At Baen, find Agent of Change here in the ebook section: and you can find Fledgling here for the free book:

At’s Kindle Store, see Agent of Change at:

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Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume 1, out now

Although the Kindle and other electronic versions were released a little early our Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 1 came out from Baen Books in paper July 2, both through online venues and in stores. Early on it briefly hit the Amazon top 10 of SF anthologies and short stories and has been sighted in stores from coast to coast.

Here’s your chance to catch up on the stories and adventures you might have missed during the universe’s early years where some of the short stories were first published in hard-to-find genre publications. make sure you have this, and let your friends know about it too!

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Coming from Lee and Miller in August…

Coming in August:

Dragonwriter (collected essays celebrating the life and writing of Anne McCaffrey) due August 6, 2013 from Smart Pop.

Edited by Todd McCaffrey, this collection features of the field’s big names reflecting on Anne McCaffrey as they knew her. Included is an essay by Sharon and Steve on one of the favorite Liaden fans…

Also coming in August …

The paperback edition of Dragon Ship (mass market) coming August 27, 2013 from Baen …

First Class Pilot Theo Waitley is determined to live down her reputation as a “nexus of violence.” Unfortunately, the universe isn’t cooperating. She has accepted the precarious captaincy of a mysterious — and illegal — self-aware ship aching to find a crew and a purpose...

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Why yes, we do have works eligible for the Hugo Awards

It’s silly season in the SF/F world; the season when All the Writers remind All the Readers, and especially those who vote on the Hugo Awards, which of their works are eligible for Hugo consideration.

The 2014 Hugo Awards, for works published in 2013, will be presented at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, LonCon 3, to be held in London, England, August 14-18, 2014

If you’re not sure if you’re eligible to nominate and/or vote in the 2014 Hugo Awards, here’s the link to the rules.

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller published several works in 2013, which are eligible for consideration. They are:

Necessity’s Child, Baen, February 2013
Trade Secret, Baen, November 2013

“Eleutherios,”, January 2013
“Moon’s Honor,” Splinter Universe, February 2013

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Five chances to win a free Trade Secret audiobook

Thanks to our longtime readers and fans we’re finishing up the 25th Anniversary Year of the Liaden Universe® and what a grand year we’ve had. We’ve met and talked with many of you at conventions, the BEA, and on our Trade Secret book tour. Jethri’s adventures, like Theo’s, have brought round lots of commentary, and Trade Secret hit the Bookscan bestseller list at Number 6 — a real accomplishment in these days of movie and TV-tie-in domination of the Science Fiction bestseller lists.


One thing we’ve been surprised by is how many of our readers tell us they’ve been with us (or our characters) since close to the beginning. To help us celebrate Trade Secret and our 25th year of Liaden publication please share with us your first Liaden experience — and how many titles you’ve read since then ...

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Trade Secret audiobook giveaway a true international affair

We’ve just sent out the redemption code to our five lucky Trade Secret Audible audiobook giveaway winners — congratulations!

If I’ve previously contacted you as a winner, do let me know if you don’t get the email in a reasonable time.

And for the record, those winners identify themselves as coming from Boston (Mass, USA), Flensburg (Germany), Innisfail, (Alberta, Canada), USA (city unreported), and Omaha (NE, USA). We’d like to thank everyone for playing, sharing, and reading our work!

If you’ve been holding off while hoping to win and want to grab yours now that you haven’t, here’s your spot!

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New free Liaden story at Splinter Universe and Boskone news

For January we’ve added a new story to the line-up over at Splinter Universe — you can find it there now. We plan to add a story each month as well as the occasional guest story as well. The new story, “The Rifle’s First Wife” is a novelette of just over 13000 words and will be online for a few months. If you’d like to support these expanded efforts, read the story, and find a donate link at the end.

Meanwhile, as things stand now Sharon will not be at Boskone the weekend between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day, but Steve will. Look for a Friends of Liad Breakfast, probably Saturday February 15 in one of the hotel restaurants. Steve had a full slate of program items, a reading, signing and kaffeeklatsch on schedule.

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New Liaden story, and where to find us and our stories, this summer

We’ve published a new Liaden Universe® story over at the Splinter Universe site — look for “Roving Gambler” along with other splinters and stories. We’ll be updating that site more regularly now — watch for some spoken word reprises of older (non-Liaden) Lee & Miller fiction starting soon.  You can help support these efforts — you’ll see donation buttons on the stories and in the margins there.

Coming up this summer, Lee & Miller will be attending DetCon 1 — this years NASFIC or North American Science Fiction Convention. That’ll be in July, and we expect to have an evening Liaden party, autograph, have Friends of Liad breakfast, and read from works in progress — as well as be on panels and wander the wonders of the convention...

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Boskone schedule for Steve Miller and other updates

First … coming Friday …
Steve Miller at Boskone*
Friday February 14
  • Bleeding Hearts Fri 18:00 – 18:50, Harbor II
  • Good vs Evil: The Great Divide Fri 20:00 – 20:50, Burroughs

Saturday, February 15

  • Autographing with Steve Miller & Charles Stross Sat 11:00 – 11:50, Galleria-Autographing
  • Writers on Writing: Character Versus Characterization Sat 12:00 – 12:50, Lewis
  • Reading by Steve Miller Sat 13:00 – 13:25, Griffin
  • Kaffeeklatsche with Steve Miller Sat 14:00 – 14:50, Galleria-Kaffeeklatsch 1
  • The Long Series — How We Did It Sat 17:00 – 17:50, Harbor I
  • Boskone Book Release   Sat 19:30 – 21:00 — lots of books new and on the way, including some new Lee & Miller items

Sunday, February 16

  • Ezines, Fanzines, and Blogs, Oh My! Sun 11:00 – 11:50, Lewis
  • Reboots: New Chances for Old Stories? Sun...
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Author appearance in November — PhilCon 2014

This just in — more details as we have them.

This year’s iteration of the world’s oldest ongoing SF convention will take place November 21 to 23, 2014 & will feature Steve Miller and Sharon Lee as Principal Speakers in Cherry Hill, NJ. Along with dozens of other well-known writers, artists, filkers, and fans they’ll bring lots of literary fun to the outskirts of Philadelphia the weekend before Thanksgiving. See you at Philcon 2014?

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