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And ... in ICYMI ... another review:

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/
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The National SF Convention .... coming in July

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
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Share a link ....

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!
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A matter of longshots: we have 5 works eligible for the Hugo Awards this year

We -- That's Sharon Lee and Steve Miller -- published around a quarter million NEW words last year. That doesn't include the collections, the reprints, any overseas work, or the audio books and audiobook catchups.

Just to be clear, most of our new work for 2013 was published by Baen, and all of it is eligible for the Hugo Awards.

Novel:
Necessity's Child, Baen, February 2013
Trade Secret, Baen, November 2013

Novelette:
"Eleutherios," Baen.com, January 2013  (read for free at: http://baen.com/eleutherios.asp )

"Moon's Honor," Splinter Universe, February 2013  (now a pinbeam books ebook)
 http://www.amazon.com/Moons-Honor-Adventures-Liaden-Universe-ebook/dp/B00ENGWLVS

Short Story:
"Out of True," Baen.com, October 2013  ( http://baen.com/outoftrue.asp )

Please consider our work while you're nominating for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or your favorite regional awards.

We -- That's Sharon Lee and Steve Miller -- published around a quarter million NEW words last year. That doesn't include the collections, the reprints, any overseas work, or the audio books and audiobook catchups.

Just to be clear, most of our new work for 2013 was published by Baen, and all of it is eligible for the Hugo Awards.

Novel:
Necessity's Child, Baen, February 2013
Trade Secret, Baen, November 2013

Novelette:
"Eleutherios," Baen.com, January 2013  (read for free at: http://baen.com/eleutherios.asp )

"Moon's Honor," Splinter Universe, February 2013  (now a pinbeam books ebook)
 http://www.amazon.com/Moons-Honor-Adventures-Liaden-Universe-ebook/dp/B00ENGWLVS

Short Story:
"Out of True," Baen.com, October 2013  ( http://baen.com/outoftrue.asp )

Please consider us while you're nominating for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or your favorite regional awards.

*Any person who was or is a member of the 2013, 2014, or 2015 Worldcons as of January 31, 2014 is eligible to nominate for the 2014 Hugo and Campbell Awards and the 1939 Retro-Hugos. (Even if you’re a member of more than one of those three Worldcons, you may only cast one nominating ballot for each set of Awards.) If you are not a member of any of those conventions, you may join Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon or Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon before January 31, 2014 to become eligible.

I note that Sasquan is set for Spokane, WA: https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/reg.php
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