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Sharon and Steve are very sorry to have to cancel out of Boskone and SasQuan.  The reasons are complex, having to do with a challenging combination of financial, time, and health resources.  We're not happy about this, but -- our health comes first, as do the two Liaden books that are to be delivered in 2015.

NOTE:  We are, with appropriate time to schedule and prepare, available to Skype to conventions and/or fan gatherings.  Please write to Steve via Facebook or at kinzelATkorvalDOTcom if you would like to coordinate a Skype event.

In early June, Baen will be sending Steve and Sharon on a Northeast book tour in support of Dragon in Exile, the 18th novel of the Liaden Universe(R).  More details as they are forthcoming.

We had a great time as Principal Speakers at PhilCon, in mid-November. Thanks to the ConCom for inviting us; for all the folks who stopped to talk with us; and the stuffies who made it their business to attend the Teddy Bear Tea.  Also, a special shout-out to Gene Olmstead, for his outstanding assistance with the Teddy Bear Tea, elevating what we expected to be a pleasant, low-key gathering into one of the High Points of the Season.

For those who were not able to come to PhilCon, the text of our Guest of Honor speech may be read here:

Carousel Seas, the final book in the Archers Beach trilogy, was published on January 6, 2015, and is now available as a trade paperback; an ebook; and an audiobook!  In addition, signed copies of the trade paperback, as well as other Lee, and Lee-and-Miller novels, are available from Uncle Hugo's SF Bookstore in Minneapolis.  Uncle Hugo's does mail order around the world. Here's your link:

Also!  Archers Beach novelette, "The night don't seem so lonely," has been published at, where you may read it for free.  Here's the link:

Sharon recently chatted with Baen editor Tony Daniel about Carousel Seas and the Archers Beach Trilogy, here:

Steve and Sharon talk about A Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume 2, here:

Check out the other many fine podcasts with Baen authors here:

For those who missed it, and for those who would like to see it again, here's the link to David Mattingly's cover for Dragon in Exile:

We're told by those who read kanji and Turkish that the two signs on the sides of the alley read: The Dragon in Exile; and The Dragon is in the Coffeehouse.  Which is really going the extra mile.  And, yes, there is a cat in the painting, as always.

Those who would like a print of this cover art (and, also, possibly of others of the Mattingly covers), write to David Mattingly at davidATmattinglyDOTcom.

Award Season is upon us, where authors point to their work published in the previous year, and ask readers to remember those works when it comes time to vote on the Nebulas, Hugos, and other awards and best-of lists that are coming up.

Lee and Miller had published several novelettes in 2014.  Here are the titles, and the links, so that you may read, or re-read, the work:

The Rifle's First Wife, published January 20, 2014, at Splinter Universe:  ; (novelette)
Roving Gambler, published April 15, 2014, at Splinter Universe: ; (novelette)
Code of Honor, published May 5, 2014, at Splinter Universe: ; (novelette)

IN ADDITION, Sharon Lee saw published a novel, a short story, and a novelette, listed below, with links, for your convenience:

Gift of Music, short story published January 15, 2014, at
Carousel Sun, novel published February 15, 2014, by Baen
The night don't seem so lonely, novelette published December 15, 2014 at

In case you haven't noticed, Gus Fleischman and various other volunteers have been building a wiki designed especially for those interested in things Liaden. You can find it here:  ; and you'll see it covers such things as a timeline, names, bows, and more – lots more – there are 75 pages worth so far. If there's something you'd like to see (Is there a section on weaponry? How about a list of planets? What food (if any) has been named?) you can add it, help beef up what's there, or make a request to your friends. If you've always wanted to reach out to other Friends of Liad, this is a good place to start!

Jeff Somers writes about military sf/space opera for BN News:

January 6:  Carousel Seas, final book in Sharon Lee's Archers Beach Trilogy
May 15:  Short story for, title TBA
June 2:  Dragon in Exile, 18th novel of the Liaden Universe(R)  EARC published approximately 60-90 days prior to paper publication
August 4:  A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 3

DELIVERY SCHEDULE  (NOTE:  these are deadlines for turn-in Madame the Editor, NOT publication dates)
April 15, 2015:  Short story for, title TBA
May 29, 2015:  Alliance of Equals
November 15, 2015:  Sequel to Alliance of Equals (aka Third of Five)
August 15, 2016:  Fourth of Five
May 15, 2017:  Fifth of Five

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman:
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec:
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog:
Splinter Universe Discussion List:

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us! — Steve Miller — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: features outtakes, splinters, and oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news —
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! --

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval:
Friends of Liad:
Flaran chamenthi:

Steve’s on Twitter:
Sharon’s on Twitter, too:

Disclaimer Stuff
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Date: 2015-01-08 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Damn! I was looking forward to seeing you at Sasquan. Woe. I hope the help improves. A lot.

Date: 2015-01-08 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, it's infuriating. We had SO wanted to be at SasQuan, and getting a chance to catch up with everybody.

But. I've had a screwy immune system for many years; and Steve is a heart patient, and the recent illness really kicked our individual and collected butts. Best to be cautious and mature and all like that.

Man, being a grownup sucks.

Book tour? Book tour!

Date: 2015-01-09 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] david tate (from
Any chance the Northeast includes such southerly sites as DC? Or at least Philadelphia?


Date: 2015-01-09 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is the cat possibly in the billows of smoke in the lower left?

Best wishes on the being-grownup front.

Date: 2015-01-10 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] michawl dolbear (from
Last Infodump and all previous ones were sent out to the [Liad] and [Liadenuniversenews] email lists.

Please ?

When convenient.

Mike D
Little Egret in Walton-on-Thames

Date: 2015-01-10 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Won't know until the publicist lets us know. Watch the skies.

Date: 2015-01-10 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Well. . .the way the infodump gets distributed is that I send it to Liadenuniversenews. To the best of my knowledge and belief, that part of the process worked because: (1) It came to my account subscribed to Liadenuniversenews and (2) Several other subscribers to Liadenuniversenews have written to me in response to the last infodump, expressing distress that Steve and I will not be able to attend WorldCon and/or wishing us improved health.

If you, personally, did not receive this infodump at Liadenunversenews, perhaps check your account settings?

I am not seeing that I sent a copy of the infodump directly to the Liad list, which is possibly an oversight . . .or possibly not. The infodump used to go directly to the Liad list, but honestly, I think we gave over doing that, since so many people are on both lists.


To keep peace in the family, I will send a pointer into the Liad list, thereby alerting those people who may not subscribe to the existence of a new edition, while hopefully not annoying those who do subscribe.

Just as a general datapoint: We have been ill for a number of weeks; and things are bound to fall through the cracks and as try to catch everything up, and not become ill all over again.

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