1a Tshirts! There is a deadline involved in preordering the new run of Liaden tshirts, and that deadline is! Mother’s Day, May 10. Your order must be in by that date. Shirts ship on a first-ordered, first shipped basis, and will start shipping the week of May 11.
1b If you don’t favor pink, take a look at the shirts on offer lower on the page at the link below, which are not only Not Pink, but are on sale. Also? There are coffee mugs.
1c Here’s the link to the Liaden Page at Offworld Designs
2a The ebook edition of Splinter Universe Presents! has now been distributed to all of the Usual Suspects. Here’s the link to Baen. Here’s a universal link to Apple, BN, Kobo, 24 Symbols, and Angus and Robertson. Here’s the link to the Kindle edition.
2b Here’s the link to the paper edition which is available only from Amazon. No, the ebook and the paper edition have not been associated yet. This is something that Amazon does (or, doesn’t do), so telling us really doesn’t advance the cause, thank you.
3 Pinbeam Books (this would be Lee and Miller’s indie publishing arm) is a catalog of Adventures in the Liaden Universe® chapbooks, and other Lee-and-Miller, and Lee, and Miller chapbooks, with links to Amazon, Baen, and BN. This is the link to Pinbeam Books.
4 Please feel free to let your friends and fellow readers know about the limited edition tshirt offer, Pinbeam Books, and about the Liaden Universe® in general. You have the links, use them well and wisely.
5 Everyone stay safe, and stay peaceful. Tell your nearest and dearest that you love them, and thank them for being there.
This morning’s news regarding Splinter Universe Presents!
It HAS BEEN published at: Amazon, Baen, and Kobo, and Apple
It is IN THE PROCESS of publishing at BN, and elsewhere.
The ebook edition and the paper edition at Amazon have not yet been associated; this is normal-for-Amazon at this point in the game
LINK TO EBOOK AT BAEN: https://www.baen.com/Chap…/9781948465090/9781948465090.htm
LINK TO EBOOK AT AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0875NLYLS
LINK TO APPLE BOOKS: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1508236972
LINK TO ANGUS & ROBERTSON: https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/ebooks/splinter-universe-presents-sharon-lee-steve-miller/p/9781948465090
LINK TO EBOOK AT BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/splinter-universe-presents-sharon-lee/1136868613;jsessionid=DB4674D61F2C9826550162F64ED12E6A.prodny_store01-atgap13?ean=2940163955916
…the ebook edition of Splinter Universe Presents from Baen.
YES, WE WILL ALSO BE PUBLISHING TO AMAZON, BN, AND ALL THE REST OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS. I’m going to pull the trigger now.
An outtake from Alliance of Equals, with author’s commentary has been added.
I’ve been doing some tidying up this morning, mostly deep inside the menus, so that thing make a little more sense, and like is resting next to like.
I’ll likely be posting a new Splinter this afternoon, an outtake from Alliance of Equals that I thought could be filled out into a short story, but, eighteen months later, I’m still staring at it, and it’s still staring back. Therefore! In order to get it out of my head so I can (hopefully) work on other things, I have declared it a Splinter.
As they say: Watch the Skies.
An addendum to this post regarding the publication of Splinter Universe Presents!
Amazon has written to say the content of Splinter Universe Presents! is freely available on the web (which it is not), and that I must Prove I haven’t stolen it. I have replied. However, this may put Amazon publication back. We will publish on schedule with the other ebook vendors, including Baen, BN, Kobo, Apple &c.
Paper edition fanciers — I cannot tell you when — or if — a paper edition will become available. Watch this space.
The authors and Pinbeam Books are very sorry for this snafu.
Here’s what you need to know.
Splinter Universe Presents! a collection of outtakes, thought experiments, and partial (some very partial) stories and novels, will be published as an ebook from Baen.com, Amazon, BN, Kobo, Apple, and all the rest of the Usual Suspects on Thursday, April 16. A paper edition of this book will be available through Amazon only.
Please note that, while the ebook price of $4.25 has not changed, the price of the paper edition is $10 — $2 over our usual paper edition price of $8. This is because Splinter Universe Presents! is a big book, by Pinbeam Books standards — 230+/- pages, and because paper costs more than electrons.
Here is the sell copy:
Splinter Universe Presents!
Something a little bit different
What this collection is–it’s Something A Little Bit Different. We will explain. We’ll try to be brief. And we’ll start with what it isn’t.
It isn’t a Liaden Universe® novel
It isn’t a collection of Liaden short stories
It isn’t an Adventure in the Liaden Universe®
So what is it, you ask.
Well, it’s this: bits of novels or stories that stalled; outtakes from published novels; character sketches; and discovery drafts. All of these bits and bobs are Liaden in nature, but they are not–not one of them is–complete. They are of possible interest to devoted fans of the Liaden Universe®; they are not guaranteed to be everyone’s cuppa.
Also? Every single one of the said bits and bobs included in this collection has been previously published on Splinter Universe, for the amusement of the authors and the interest of those same devoted fans. There is nothing new here, save the Authors’ Introduction.
All of the material in this book has been removed from Splinter Universe; the only place you will find them is in this collection. Why? Because we promised those devoted readers that the material would not be Lost Forever.
Having read this, If you’ve decided to continue–we welcome you, along with those devoted fans who traveled with us down the years.
Clearly, we are doing our damnedest to not sell this book. We don’t want to mislead anyone, we don’t want angry reviews — or emails — about how The Authors Lied. We want everyone to be very clear about what this is.
This publication is kind of a test for whether we will be putting up the Big New Splinter, or if we Had Better Not. We’re kind of divided here, among ourselves — well, among Steve and me; the cats don’t care, frankly. We do know that writers see fiction differently than readers, and we don’t want to set up a False Canon, so to speak. But there’s some Good Stuff in this Splinter — Splinter though it is — and we’re all bored, and it could be amusing.
So, there’s that.
. . .or possibly, DEconstruction Site.
I am in the process of taking down the older Splinters — and combining them into a single volume, tentatively entitled Splinter Universe Presents! The First 17 Years! Or some such. This will make the site cleaner and more able to receive a Very Long Splinter that I have been contemplating posting for Some Time.
So! Watch the Skies! And if your favorite Splinter goes missing — know that it’s not gone forever.