Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 129
News from Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s Liaden Universe® and Beyond!
It’s been a while since the last InfoDump. We hope everyone is safe, well, and happy.
In This Issue:
Fair Trade News
Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 5
The Series Hugo and the Liaden Universe®
Who’s Writing What for When?
Steve’s Boskone 59 Schedule
Watch the skies and then watch us!
Where in the World are Lee and Miller?
The Small Print
FAIR TRADE News
FAIR TRADE is the 24th novel set in the Liaden Universe® created and written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. It is, in addition, the third book in the so-called “Jethri arc.” Previous volumes were: BALANCE OF TRADE and TRADE SECRET.
For those who indulge the eARC is available from Baen Books ONLY. Here’s the link.
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CORRECTION to this post.
Members of DisCon III, the previous WorldCon, may also nominate. They may not vote unless they are members of ChiCon8.
I have amended the original post.
Because there have been Questions, mostly around the fact that there was no Liaden Universe® novel published in 2021 (ref “fuck cancer”), and therefore how can the series possibly be eligible for the Series Hugo?
We checked with Appropriate Authority, so’s to be sure we weren’t Telling you Wrong, and here’s how it works:
First, you must have been a member of ChiCon8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, on or before January 31, 2022 in order to nominate works for the Hugo Ballot. OR You must have been a member of DisCon III, the 79th WorldCon.
Second, if you meet the above stipulation, you have until March 15 to nominate. Only members of ChiCon8 may vote on the final ballot.
Third, Specific to the Series Hugo: The Liaden Universe® is already established as eligible for this a...Read More
If you have read the eARC of Fair Trade, the 24th novel set in the Liaden Universe® created by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, and you Want to Talk About It, please do so by commenting below this entry. Please be aware that comments are moderated, so there will be a time-lag — how long depends on when you post and what else the moderator is doing — between the time you post and the time your comment appears.
Not everyone buys eARCS, and the book isn’t due out until May. We don’t want to spoil the pleasure of anyone who is waiting for the Official Release.
If you are waiting for the Office Release of Fair Trade and do not want the story spoiled, please, please for the Love of Ghu, do not read the comments. Management is not responsible if you spoil the story by reading the comments.
Steve Miller will be a virtual panelist at Boskone 59, February 18-20. Boskone 59 is a Hybrid Convention this year.
Steve’s schedule is below. All times are Eastern Standard.
VIRTUAL: Unhappy Endings Format: Panel
18 Feb 2022, Friday 8pm – 8:50pm, Marina IV (Westin)
Jane Yolen, Steve Miller, Julie Czerneda, Paul Di Filippo (M), Ada Palmer
Tragic plays from Shakespeare, Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides are still with us … hundreds, even thousands of years later. Not all stories let the protagonist triumph — sometimes they lose; sometimes they even die losing. Some science fiction and fantasy writers’ unhappily ending stories are quite popular. Why do they succeed? Why do other such stories fail — even fail so hard their authors never try to write unhappily ever after?
VIRTUAL: My...Read More
Lee and Miller published a couple things in 2021 which we would like you to bear in mind while nominating. They are:
Unless otherwise noted, all works are as by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
“Standing Orders,” Derelict, Zombies Need Brains, July 2021 (5,775 words)
“From Every Storm a Rainbow,” Baen.com (link to free story) December 2021 (7,957 words)
“Our Lady of Benevolence,” Bread Alone: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 34, Pinbeam Books, November 2021 (14,500 words)
“Dead Men Dream,” Change State: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 32, Pinbeam Books, March 2021 (19,800 words)
The Liaden Universe® currently includes 23 published novels, and dozens of short stories. The very first Liaden Universe® novel, Agent of Change, was ...
Lee and Miller are under contract to Baen Books for three Liaden Universe® novels after Fair Trade, which will be published in May. Those novels are:
1 The sequel to Fair Trade (title TBD) — Steve Miller, Lead Writer
2 Tinsori Light: The Novel (better title coming along RSN) — Sharon Lee, Lead Writer
3 A Liaden Novel to be Named Later — Sharon Lee, Lead Writer probably? At the moment, I’m leaning toward going back to the Redlands and checking in with Padi, Tekelia, Aunt Astra, Eet, and the gang. This could change, as all things may change, and only reflect my thoughts at the moment.
For those who have been playing along at home for a long time, the above three novels complete the Triple Threat contract with Baen.
We do not at the moment have any short works under contract,...Read More