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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 98

CUSTOMER SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: DRAGON SHIP
Several readers have reported that, after being strung along for weeks, their orders for signed editions of Dragon Ship have been cancelled.

If your order was one of those cancelled, we apologize for the frustration and disappointment this has very likely caused. Should you still wish a signed copy, Uncle Hugo's SF Bookstore in Minneapolis has signed copies in stock. They do mail order, worldwide. You may order from this page (you will have to scroll down)

NECESSITY'S CHILD NEWS
The electronic advance reading copy of Liaden Universe® novel Necessity's Child (the book formerly known as George) is now available for download here.

Earcs are unedited editions; they will contain errors. To answer a frequently asked question: Yes, Lee and Miller receive royalties on eArc sales.

Not sure you want to go for the eArc? Baen has also provided the first nine chapters, which may be read for free, starting here.

For those who prefer paper books, Necessity's Child will be published in hardcover in February 2013. Signed editions will be available from the bookstore of your choice. Uncle Hugo's is accepting pre-orders here.

Also expected in February, the audiobook edition of Necessity's Child, from Audible.com

AND! In January, look for a new short story on the Baen website, free to read!

DEADLINES, WE HAVE THEM
Herewith, the Lee and Miller (and Lee) delivery dates for the next while.

Trade Secrets (Liaden). . . . . . January 9, 2013
Carousel Sun (Archers Beach). . . . . . February 15, 2013
Carousel Seas (Archers Beach). . . . . . August 15, 2013
First of Five (Liaden). . . . . . May 15, 2014
Second of Five (Liaden). . . . . . February 15, 2015
Third of Five (Liaden). . . . . . November 15, 2015
Fourth of Five (Liaden). . . . . . August 15, 2016
Fifth of Five (Liaden). . . . . . May 15, 2017

For clarity, a small review of terms:

"Delivery date" means the date on which a particular manuscript is due to arrive on the editor's desk.

"Publication date" is the date on which a book is scheduled to be published.

These two things are not the same. Publishers (wisely) tend not to set publication dates in stone until the manuscript has been delivered. A good rule of thumb is to figure that a particular title will be published nine months to a year after delivery.

WHERE TO GET LEE AND MILLER (AND LEE) IN THE FORMAT OF YOUR CHOICE
eChapbooks

eBooks

Audiobooks:
Liaden US 
Liaden UK
Carousel Tides US
Carousel Tides UK

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE LEE AND MILLER?
Boskone, February 15-17, 2013, Boston (http://www.nesfa.org/boskone/)

At this point, Steve and Sharon have no plans to attend either WorldCon nor DragonCon in 2013.

BLOGS AND OTHER WEBLEY THINGS OF NOTE:
Theo_Waitley is the discussion group for readers of Fledgling and Saltation: http://community.livejournal.com/theo_waitley/
Where Dragons Rest: http://community.livejournal.com/liaden_readers/
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: http://kinzel.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: http://rolanni.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Splinter Universe Discussion List: http://splinterverse.livejournal.com

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com  features  outtakes, splinters, and oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

Twitter
*Steve’s on Twitter*: http://twitter.com/bechimo
*Sharon’s on Twitter, too*: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval

DISCLAIMER STUFF
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to*change* your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

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RE: Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 98

disassembly_rsn

2012-10-27 09:49 pm (UTC)

Do you know yet who will be the reader for Necessity's Child? I'm guessing Andy Caploe, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were one of the others. (I haven't read past chapter 9, yet, as you can guess from the question...)

Re: Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 98

rolanni

2012-10-27 09:59 pm (UTC)

The preference is for Eileen Stevens, but much depends on her schedule.

Re: Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 98

disassembly_rsn

2012-10-28 12:50 am (UTC)

I understand RE schedule - I've seen audible reassigning narrators for that reason before. Thank you for the information; I've enjoyed your stories ever since reading Conflict of Honors when it first came out.

Speaking from experience Uncle Hugo's service is exemplary and Baen allows many downloads in many formats on a single purchase. Both are highly recommended!!
Sam

Uncle Hugo is impressive in how it packs the books. The volumes are wrapped in plain paper as if they are the President's Book of Secrets! Service is excellent as well.

beth

Goodreads nominations going on now

lornastutz

2012-10-30 09:57 pm (UTC)

received email from them on 10/30