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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 79
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Liaden Universe InfoDump # 79

YULE CHAPBOOK 2009 -- YOU'VE BEEN ASKING ABOUT THIS

Adventures in the Liaden Universe #16 is coming in November. This year's 
Yule chapbook will contain two new stories by Lee and Miller, "Moon on 
the Hills," and "Hidden Resources." The book itself will be titled 
Halfling Moon, and yes, both stories deal with Clan Korval, after Liad. 
Halfling Moon will be $11 (don't forget postage if you send a check) -- 
and you can pre-order it NOW through the SRM Publisher catalog website: 
srmpublisher.com.


PRE-SUPPORTERS OF FLEDGLING TAKE NOTE!

Those who donated $25 or more toward the Fledgling online project and 
are therefore eligible to receive a thank-you book from the authors: we 
expect to have the first 600 books in the mail by October 1 -- and the 
rest will follow as soon after as possible. Books in the US are being 
shipped via media mail, which can take 7-10 days; so please be patient. 
We're also having to confirm some addresses by email and some even by 
*snail mail* since many of you have moved in the last two years and your 
new addresses haven't reached us. We are mailing as rapidly as we can, 
but are taking several days to do other essential SRM Publisher and Lee 
& Miller business (like MISFITS, see below, and writing introductions 
and the like for the upcoming Baen omnibus editions) so this may take 
awhile.

*MISFITS*

The paper format Liaden Universe(R) novella MISFITS -- Adventures in the 
Liaden Universe #15 -- should be arriving at SRM Publisher's world 
headquarters for shipping by October 3. Given the space problems caused 
by having both Fledgling and Misfits mailing work going on at the same 
time we ask for patience if your book order does not arrive this week. 
If you have not ordered yet, they are available online, at our SRM 
catalog online and will soon be available from the regular genre outlets 
as well.


LYTAXIN IRREGULARS BOOKSTORE UPDATE

The "street date" for _Fledgling_ was September 8, and Theo is getting 
read everywhere -- everywhere, that is, except those places that haven't 
ordered a copy in. If your local Barnes and Noble doesn't have a copy, 
you can ask for it. In fact, please do: go to the customer information 
desk and request that _Fledgling_ by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, 
*ISBN-10:* 1439132879/*ISBN-13:* 978-1439132876 be stocked.

That's all. You don't have to buy the book. All you have to do is 
request that it be stocked.

To those who choose to take up this bold challenge: We thank you most 
sincerely for your aid. We've seen photos of Fledgling in several 
different B&N stores, and we personally signed copies on a driveby at 
our local store. It CAN happen. You can help!


FRIENDS OF LIAD AT NASFIC IN 2010

Several dozen Friends of Liad found each other for breakfast at WorldCon 
in Montreal, and we met a few individually for dinner as time permitted, 
this despite the fact that there was no central place for Friends of 
Liad to meet -- no fan table, no Liaden Lounge, not even a publisher's 
table to act as a central news and meeting spot for FoL. Since Fledglng 
will be eligible for next year's Hugo Awards (in theory, anyway!) and 
both _Fledgling_ and _Saltation_ will be out, with _Mouse and Dragon_ on 
the way -- and with potential dates and news for the reissue of the 
first 10 novels as well! -- we'd like to facilitate FoL events at 
ReConStruction (http://www.reconstructionsf.org/ ) if we can. In 
addition to the long-standing Friends of Liad mailing list we've now set 
up an address for people wanting to volunteer or share ideas with us 
directly about events for conventions (like NASFIC, Oasis, and DuckCon) 
that we'll be attending. That address is fol@korval.com ... and we'll 
see what we can do to get potential FoL events in gear.

PODCAST INTERVIEW: LEE AND MILLER AND THE SACREMENTO BOOK REVIEW
Realsoonnow (which is to say, "in September," which is SBR's Science 
Fiction Month) there will be an interview with Sharon and Steve online 
here: http://www.sacramentobookreview.com/audible_authors.php
and! a book review of Fledgling here: 
http://sacramentobookreview.com/book-reviews/

WATCH THE SKIES: NEW EBAY AUCTION
For those who have been following the fate of the contents of Sharon's 
file drawer, the ephemera associated with _Agent of Change_ and with 
_Conflict of Honors_ were auctioned off in July, and Carpe Diem went in 
August. Now, a shorter story rarity, as seen in Pulp House. many moons ago.

As a reminder, this is what will be on offer:

*Candlelight*
1. Original typescript, hand corrected by authors, dated July 1984
2. Submission typescript
3. Carbon copy of submission letter to Good Housekeeping
4. Several rejection letters (including Good Housekeeping)
5. Another copy, with hand-written revisions
6. Intent-to-publish letter from Pulphouse, signed by Dean Wesley Smith, 
receive date noted in Sharon's hand as October 1992

*OTHER TRAVEL NEWS*
Steve Miller and Sharon Lee will be literary Guests of Honor at the 
following upcoming science fiction and fantasy conventions:

Oasis 23, May 28 -- 30, 2010, Orlando, Florida ( http://oasfis.org/oasis/ )
DucKon 19, June 18 -- 20, 2010, Naperville, Illinois ( 
http://www.duckon.org/ )

Sharon and Steve will also be attending ReConStruction, the 10th 
Occasional North American Science Fiction Convention, August 5 -- 8, 
2010, Raleigh, North Carolina (http://reconstructionsf.org/)

*Support Your Local Bookstore*
Uncle Hugo's: http://www.unclehugo.com/
University Bookstore: 
http://www.bookstore.washington.edu/services.taf?dept=about&category=loca
Pandemonium Books: http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/
Missing Volume: http://www.themissingvolume.com/
Borderlands: http://www.borderlands-books.com/

Dream Haven: http://www.dreamhavenbooks.com/
Flights of Fantasy: http://www.fof.net/
Mysterious Galaxy: http://mysteriousgalaxy.booksense.com/
Constellation Books: http://www.constellationbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp

All of the above folks do mail order and take want lists.

*BLOGS 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/
SRM Publisher blog: http://srmpublisher.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee's "Professional" blog, Look Up, the Stars are Dancing: 
http://sharon-lee.dreamwidth.org/


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

*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

*GoodReads*
Sharon's Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/57980.Sharon_Lee

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