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Party time -- in July
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And ... we have news --

looks like we'll have that Friends of Liad party room for DetCon, most likely on Saturday night. Who wants to come? Who wants to help? We haven't seen the party rules yet so I can't be sure if helping mean carrying bags of ice, watching the doors and checking for badges, or baking brownies, cookies, and bread.  ....

http://detcon1.org/

If you can join us, we'd love to see you. Also, we'll probably have a Friends of Liad breakfast in case you can't make the party ...

Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 2 ...
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As many of you know, we've got a couple of recent books out ... including several collections of our short stories. You may also know Locus as the newspaper of the science fiction field, and they have a bestseller list.

So, this month, (in newsstand time it would be April, 2014) in trade paperback, some dude named Ray Bradbury has the 1 bestselling trade paperback, for some book called Fahrenheit 451. And this dynamic duo named Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have the Number 2 bestselling trade paperback this month -- a collection of short fiction -- Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 2.

Say hey and tell your friends -- the Liaden short stories *are so* mostly in print again, and apparently a lot of folks are taking advantage. -- You can too. From fine bookstores and online sources ...
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And ... in ICYMI ... another review:
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Here's another review of a Lee & Miller Book .. please feel free to share ...and to write your own if you happen to have a blog, a reading group, or a fan group that you work with regularly.

We'll be adding a review link list to several of our other sites - please visit korval.com, splinterunivwerse.com, sharonleewriter.com, and pinbeambooks.com to keep up with us!

http://shinybookreview.com/2014/03/29/sharon-lee-and-steve-millers-necessitys-child-is-a-fine-fast-read/

Here's something to read ... that gives us a nice mention
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It is good to be recognized by other writers -- we just hope that some of these mentions will translate into more readers for all concerned ...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/03/27/scifi-encounters-veronica-scott-march-2014/6942453/

The National SF Convention .... coming in July
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I've posted this over in the Friends of Liad group on Facebook and to the original FoL mailing list but to be sure ...

Dear Friends of Liad

DETCON 1 has been in touch with us -- that's this years NASFIC (North American SF Convention which happens in years the WorldCon is outside of North America) and besides assuring us that we will be program participants they also want to know if we're going to....

1) be having a party room or suite

2) if we'll want/need a fan table

Since we don't have programming information to hand, we can't know yet how heavily we might be scheduled, but we'd love to be able to participate in the usual way -- if we'll have Friends of Liad there to help, and if nothing else, we'll plan on a Friends of Liad breakfast.

I'm assuming there will be parties and programming by some of our fellow travelers (like Baen Books, SFWA, and future worldcon bids, for example) but as usual, much is up in the air 5 months out from the event.

If you'd like to help with or take part in a FoL party, send me a message via Facebook or the usual FoL mailing list and I'll put you in touch with whoever looks like they'll be doing something. If someone would like to volunteer to help coordinate, that would be good, too.

My expectation is that the NASFIC will be larger than most regionals but not nearly as big as a North American WorldCon -- the last NASFIC I went to was in Raleigh, and there were on the order of 1200 people there. What this means is, in part, that it ought to be easier to get to see the artshow and the attending professionals and program participants .. and that there won't be as many of them as there usually are for worldcon.

DETCON will happen in Detroit from July 17-20; we'll likely be there a day earlier and a leave the day after -- and hope we'll be seeing a bunch of you there.

http://detcon1.org/


Thanks for reading!

Steve

Hey ... coming soon ... and coming today ...
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And ... today is mass market publication day, for those who buy everything Lee & Miller in the traditional SFnal book size.

http://www.amazon.com/Necessitys-Child-Sharon-Lee/dp/1476736316/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_mas?ie=UTF8&qid=1393342632&sr=8-1&keywords=necessity%27s+child

Looking ahead? --

http://sharonleewriter.com/2014/02/carousel-seas-cover/

Sharon Lee -- on writing what you know .... or don't know.
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And so, a few thoughts about writing people who are not you, yourself, or I, by someone I know well.

http://sharonleewriter.com/2014/02/on-seeing-ones-self/

Sharon Lee -- on Carousel Sun ... a podcast
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Wait, again? Yep -- another podcast from Baen -- this one featuring Sharon Lee and Carousel Sun ....

Share a link ....
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Here's the kind of review a writer yearns for -- someone new finding your work and tellign the world about it. For us, this is an important kind of review since we're known in the SF field, but luck of the publishers means we've never quite made the NYT list or had any of our work translated into film or video. Thus, to the field, we're a known quantity. To readers? Lots of readers still don't know our work -- if you do and you'd like to share, point folks to this:

http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/a-universe-discovered

Thanks!

What is the world coming to. Even a mildly OK review is ... not necessarily what it seems ...
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And so ... LJ needs more letter or it won;t post, LJ, the anti-twitter ..

Let's see if this works now  ....

Vigilante reviewer reviewers? Sharon Lee in the crossfire at Amazon spitefest

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