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This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books and other information about them and their books. It is an evolving page, so things will get added from time to time Although it has a lot of the Liaden Universe® books, it doesn't have them all. However, we will try to provide information about the books and or links to sites which have more information. Check below for a suggested reading order, a list of Liaden Universe Books, or other References and Links.

After the first three Liaden Universe books (Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors and Carpe Diem) their publisher, Del Rey, told Sharon & Steve sales weren't high enough to justify publishing the already-outlined follow-up book in the series. Time went by and after they have moved to Maine and seen the first death of their writing careers, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller were invited as Guests of Honor to SiliCon 3.0 in Silicon Valley. After the organizers managed to convince the authors that, yes indeed, they did have the right authors, Lee and Miller declared SiliCon to be the First Stop on The Liaden Universe® World Tour.

Since that time, much has happened and we are fortunate enough to have Steve and Shoron writing not only the Liaden Universe® books but also other stories which we can enjoy. Please look around and, hopefully, you'll find some interesting information and maybe even a book to buy. Remember, repeat customers get a 10% discount, so start buying and start saving :-)

Note, every once in a while we get in new books that have been damaged in shipping, i.e. corners badly bumped, have a torn dj, etc.. These are generally less than the new books in better condition. However, we also generally don't have them on a dedicated page. So, if you wouldn't mind a book in a lesser condition for maybe a few dollasrs less, you could do a title search [look up near the middle top and click on Search] and see it the is one.

We try to keep this page up to date both for the addition of books and "deletion" of sold books as well as prices and links, but are not always successful. A current list of our in stock books can be found in a Liaden Uninverse search on our site. PLEASE, if you find a mistake, notify us. We would also like to hear from you with comments or whatever even if you don't find mistakes.

One final thing before we get to the books. A lot of the images here are from the publisher but some are of one of the books we have in stock. In those situations, the coloring might be off a bit. Sin, if it makes a differenmce, please ask about the image of a particular book. Thanks for looking
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Dutiful Passage BTW: I ran across this great image of what I think Dutiful Passage would look like. Capitaned by the Master Trader Shan Yos'Galen, it is the primary trade ship of Clan Korval. The image was constructed by Tom Peters who was gracious enought to give us permission to use it. He has many other interesting images also, see his home page at Celestial Mechanic

Click on the image to see one 'full sized'.

NOVELS & COLLECTIONS
Pictures of new (un-used) books are generally "stock photos" courtesy of the publisher


  • Balance of Trade (Hardcover) Balance of Trade (Hardcover)
    Title          : Balance of Trade, A Liaden Universe Novel
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2004
    ISBN Number    : 1592220193 / 9781592220199
    Seller ID      : 20182
                    

    457 pages; Fine/Fine. New book. SIGNED by both authors. Black boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. Fantastic wrap around cover art work by Donato Giancola. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! With his very existence a threat to the balance of trade, Jethri needs to learn fast, or become a pawn in a game that will destroy all he has come to hold dear. ; Signed by All Authors
    Science Fiction & Fantasy Brand New
    Price = 20.00 USD Add to Shopping Cart


  • Balance of Trade (Softcover) Balance of Trade (Softcover)
    Title          : Balance of Trade, A Liaden Universe Novel
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. 2004
    ISBN Number    : 1592220207 / 9781592220205
    Seller ID      : 20175
                    

    457 pages; Fine condition. New book. SIGNED by both authors. Illustrations by Donato Giancola. A Liaden Universe Novel. Set in the early space-trading days of the Liaden Universe, the story of how an ordinary Terran became the pivot point in galactic clash of cultures, and how the more he tried to be just like his father, the less the universe seemed inclined to help. More than that: by trying to survive he became living proof that: A Little Knowledge is A Dangerous Thing. ; Signed by All Authors
    Science Fiction & Fantasy Brand New
    Price = 15.00 USD Add to Shopping Cart


  • Crystal Dragon (Hardcover) Crystal Dragon (Hardcover)
    Title          : Crystal Dragon (The Great Migration Duology, Book 2), 
                     A Liaden Universe Novel
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2006
    ISBN Number    : 1592220878 / 9781592220878
    Seller ID      : 20170
                    

    359 pages; Fine/Fine. NEW book. SIGNED by both authors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift. A Liaden Universe Novel. (The Great Migration Duology, Book 2). Cantra's the only one who can get close to the man who holds equations that might, that just might, thwart the Enemy. All she has to do is help a young pilot from a missing world, juggle a slippery promise she never quite made to a pair of wizards, and then forget who she is along with everything, and everyone, she's ever known. Great reading!; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 18.00 USD
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  • Crystal Dragon (Trade Paperback) Crystal Dragon (Trade Paperback)
    Title          : Crystal Dragon (The Great Migration Duology, Book 2), 
                     A Liaden Universe Novel
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2006
    ISBN Number    : 1592220908 / 9781592220908
    Seller ID      : 20174
                    

    359 pages; Fine condition. NEW book. SIGNED by both authors. An excellent gift. A Liaden Universe Novel. (The Great Migration Duology, Book 2). Cantra's the only one who can get close to the man who holds equations that might, that just might, thwart the Enemy. All she has to do is help a young pilot from a missing world, juggle a slippery promise she never quite made to a pair of wizards, and then forget who she is along with everything, and everyone, she's ever known. Great reading!; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 15.00 USD
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  • Crystal Soldier (Hardcover) Crystal Soldier (Hardcover)
    Title          : Crystal Soldier (The Great Migration Duology, Book 1)
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. 2005
    ISBN Number    : 1592220835 / 9781592220830
    Seller ID      : 20161
                    

    321 pages; Fine/Fine. New Book. SIGNED by both authors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift. Suddenly, staying alive is more than a personal problem. In a galaxy worn down by generations of war against an implacable foe, a star pilot's mission brings him an unexpected ally and a chance to serve his troops - and mankind. Great reading! ; Signed by All Authors
    Fantasy Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 35.00 USD
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  • Crystal Soldier (Softcover)Crystal Soldier (Softcover)
    Title          : Crystal Soldier (The Great Migration Duology, Book 1)
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : 1st Paperback Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. 2005
    ISBN Number    : 1592220843 / 9781592220847
    Seller ID      : 20162
                    

    321 pages; Fine condition. New Book. SIGNED by both authors. An excellent gift. Suddenly, staying alive is more than a personal problem. In a galaxy worn down by generations of war against an implacable foe, a star pilot's mission brings him an unexpected ally and a chance to serve his troops - and mankind. Great reading! Super cover illustration by Donato Giancola. ; Signed by All Authors
    Fantasy Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 25.00 USD
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  • Double Vision (Softcover) Double Vision (Softcover)
    
    Title          : Double Vision
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : First Printing
    Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher, Ltd. 2009
    ISBN Number    : 1935224026 / 9781935224020
    Seller ID      : 19872
                    

    296 pages; Fine condition. SIGNED by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. A New Book. Solid, clean. Double Vision is a collection of many of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's non-Liaden material, some written collaboratively, some individually, starting in the 1970s. Ranging from tech SF to soft fantasy, from whimsy to hard-edged, the stories -- more than 25 of them, as well as several poems and a feature report -- show the growth as well as the depth of the authors, and make a great addition to any library. Great reading!
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price: 23.00 USD
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  • I Dare (Softcover)I Dare (Softcover)
    Title          : I Dare, A Liaden Universe Novel Series
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : 1st Paperback Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2002
    ISBN Number    : 1892065037 / 9781892065032
    Seller ID      : 20166
                    

    467 pages; Fine condition. This is a NEW book SIGNED by both Authors. 1st Paperback Edition. An excellent gift. This long awaited culmination of the Locus best-selling Agent of Change sequence of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's internationally acclaimed Liaden Universe novels, pits unexpected friends and enemies against each other in a war that spans planets and races and threatens to bring interstellar violence to the very surface of fabled Liad. ; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 150.00 USD
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  • I Dare (Hardcover)I Dare (Hardcover)
    Title          : I Dare, A Liaden Universe Novel Series
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2002
    ISBN Number    : 1892065126 / 9781892065124
    Seller ID      : 20165
                    

    467 pages; Fine/Fine. This is a NEW book SIGNED by both Authors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift. This long awaited culmination of the Locus best-selling Agent of Change sequence of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's internationally acclaimed Liaden Universe novels, pits unexpected friends and enemies against each other in a war that spans planets and races and threatens to bring interstellar violence to the very surface of fabled Liad. ; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 200.00 USD
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  • Liaden Universe Companion, V II (Hardcover) Liaden Universe Companion, V II (Hardcover)
    Title          : Liaden Universe Companion Volume Two
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher, Ltd. 2007
    ISBN Number    : 0977663957 / 9780977663958
    Seller ID      : 19914
                    

    303 pages; Fine/Fine. This is a New book. SIGNED by both authors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Ten insightful explorations... of the off-worlds, low ports, and edges of the Liaden Universe. One novella and nine shorter works by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller thrust you into intimate contact with the people that inhabit this powerful and far-flung universe. Super reading!
    Stories included: Changeling, , Phoenix, Heirloom, Naratha's Shadow, Veil of The Dancer, Quiet Knives, This House, A Matter of Dreams, Lord of The Dance, & Sweet Waters.
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = $30
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  • Liaden Universe Companion, Vol II (Trade Paperback) Liaden Universe Companion, Vol II (Trade Paperback)
    Title          : Liaden Universe Companion Volume Two
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : First Printing
    Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher Ltd. 2007
    ISBN Number    : 0977663965 / 9780977663965
    Seller ID      : 20140
                    

    303 pages; Fine condition. New. SIGNED by both authors. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Ten insightful explorations of the off-worlds, low ports and edges of the Liaden Universe. One novella and nine shorter works by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller thrust you into intimate contact with the people that inhabit this powerful and far-flung universe.
    Stories included: Changeling, , Phoenix, Heirloom, Naratha's Shadow, Veil of The Dancer, Quiet Knives, This House, A Matter of Dreams, Lord of The Dance, & Sweet Waters. Great reading!
    Science Fiction & Fantasy Fantasy
    Price = 20.00 USD
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  • Low Port (Hardcover) Low Port (Hardcover)
    Title          : Low Port
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Codition       : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. 2003
    ISBN Number    : 1592220126 / 9781592220120
    Seller ID      : 20164
                    

    354 pages; Fine/Fine. New Book! SIGNED by both editors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift. Ever wonder what really happens on the lower decks of the space ship or in the castle kitchen? This unique collection of original science fiction and fantasy short stories focuses on characters that are normally in the background and brings them to the forefront of the adventure! Low Port features stories by Mark Tiedemann, Laura J. Underwood, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Nathan Archer, Jody Lynn Nye and many others, including a new urban fantasy by Sharon Lee! So come along and meet an orphan with a dream, a dockworker who believes in freedom, a maintenance worker with feelings and visit a soup kitchen with a secret.; Signed by Editors
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 30.00 USD
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  • Low Port (Softcover) Low Port (Softcover)
    Title          : Low Port
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2003
    ISBN Number    : 1592220134 / 9781592220137
    Seller ID      : 20186
                    

    354 pages; Fine/Fine. New Book! SIGNED by both editors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift. Ever wonder what really happens on the lower decks of the space ship or in the castle kitchen? This unique collection of original science fiction and fantasy short stories focuses on characters that are normally in the background and brings them to the forefront of the adventure! Low Port features stories by Mark Tiedemann, Laura J. Underwood, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Nathan Archer, Jody Lynn Nye and many others, including a new urban fantasy by Sharon Lee! So come along and meet an orphan with a dream, a dockworker who believes in freedom, a maintenance worker with feelings and visit a soup kitchen with a secret.; Signed by Editors
    Science Fiction & Fantasy Brand New
    Price = 15.00 USD
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  • Partners in Necessity (Softcover, 2nd edition) Partners in Necessity (Softcover, 2nd edition)
    Title          : Partners in Necessity: Includes: Agent of Change; Conflict
                     of Honors; Carpe Diem (Liaden Universe Adventures)
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : Second Edition
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2006
    ISBN Number    : 1592221181 / 9781592221189
    Seller ID      : 20176
                    

    846 pages; Fine condition. New book. SIGNED by both authors. SECOND Edition. An excellent gift! Partners in Necessity: Includes: Agent of Change; Conflict of Honors; Carpe Diem (Liaden Universe Adventures) Great reading! ; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 15.00 USD
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  • Partners in Necessity (Softcover, 1st edition)Partners in Necessity (Softcover, 1st edition)
    Title          : Partners in Necessity: Includes: Agent of Change; Conflict
                     of Honors; Carpe Diem (Liaden Universe Adventures)
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2000
    ISBN Number    : 1892065010 / 9781892065018
    Seller ID      : 20172
                    

    846 pages; Fine condition. New book. SIGNED by both authors. An excellent gift! Partners in Necessity: Includes: Agent of Change; Conflict of Honors; Carpe Diem (Liaden Universe Adventures) Great reading! ; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 20.00 USD
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  • Pilots Choice (Hardcover)Pilots Choice (Hardcover)
    Title          : Pilots Choice, LIaden Universe Adventures
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2001
    ISBN Number    : 1892065118 / 9781892065117
    Seller ID      : 20173
                    

    605 pages; Fine/Fine. New book. SIGNED by both authors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. Two Romantic SF & Fantasy Novels novels. An excellent gift.
    Local Custom: You'll meet Master Trader Er Thom yos'Galan Clan Korval; a dutiful son in a pickle. Clan law demands that he consumate the contract marriage his mother has arranged for him and provide the Clan with his heir. There's just one problem: He's fallen in love. With an introduction by Anne McCaffrey. Cover artist Michael Herring. Great reading!
    Scout's Progress Aelliana Caylon Clan Mizel sees no choice other than to abandon her clan and escape from Liaden in her bid for independence. Along the way the Korval delm Daav becomes envolved and with the help of the Korval Tree, romance happens along.
    Liaden Universe; Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 150.00 USD
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  • Pilots Choice (Softcover)Pilots Choice (Softcover)
    Title          : Pilots Choice Liaden Universe Adventures
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : Second Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. 2001
    ISBN Number    : 1892065029 / 9781892065025
    Seller ID      : 20163
                    

    605 pages; Fine Trade Paperback. NEW book. SECOND printing. SIGNED by both authors! An excellent gift! In Local Custom, you'll meet Master Trader Er Thom yos'Galan Clan Korval; a dutiful son in a pickle. Clan law demands that he consumate the contract marriage his mother has arranged for him and provide the Clan with his heir. There's just one problem: He's fallen in love. With an introduction by Anne McCaffrey. Great reading! ; Signed by All Authors
    Science Fiction & Fantasy Brand New
    Price = 30.00 USD
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  • Plan B (Hardcover) Plan B (Hardcover)
    Title          : Plan B, A Liaden Universe Novel
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Pub 1999
    ISBN Number    : 1892065096 / 9781892065094
    Seller ID      : 19877
                    

    335 pages; Very Good Plus/Fine. This is a New book. SIGNED by both authors. Soft bump at corner tips - happened during shipping. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. Plan B, A Liaden Universe Novel. The Department of the Interior, a secret Liaden agency, has declared war on Clan Korval. With Val Con yos'Phelium still a fugitive, it falls on his cousin Shan yos'Galen to invoke Plan B, the code name of clan's strategy to defend itself in the face of an all-powerful enemy.; Signed by All Authors
    Price: 30.00 USD
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    Same Book in Fine/Fine Condition.
    Price: 35.00 USD
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  • Plan B (Softcover)Plan B (Softcover)
    Title          : Plan B, A Liaden Universe Novel
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : 1st Paperback Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Pub 1999
    ISBN Number    : 1892065002 / 9781892065001
    Seller ID      : 20167
                    

    335 pages; Fine condition. New book. SIGNED by both authors. An excellent gift for the Liaden Universe reader! Plan B, A Liaden Universe Novel. The Department of the Interior, a secret Liaden agency, has declared war on Clan Korval. With Val Con yos'Phelium still a fugitive, it falls on his cousin Shan yos'Galen to invoke Plan B, the code name of clan's strategy to defend itself in the face of an all-powerful enemy.; Signed by All Authors
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 25.00 USD
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  • Tomorrow Log (Hardcover)Tomorrow Log (Hardcover)
    Title          : The Tomorrow Log, First of the Gem ser'Edreth Adventures
    Binding        : Hardcover
    Book Condition : Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin 2003
    ISBN Number    : 189206586X / 9781892065865
    Seller ID      : 20171
                    

    342 pages; Fine/Fine. New book. SIGNED by both authors. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift. The Tomorrow Log, First of the Gem ser'Edreth Adventures. Meet Gem ser'Edreth, a wizard with electronics and a freelance thief. Deliberately solitary, unencumbered by family or friends, he immerses himself in his profession, rising to a pinnacle of skill so exalted that the planetary crime boss seeks him out with a commission to steal. He refuses the commission, of course. That's his first mistake. Great reading! ; Signed by All Authors Science Fiction & Fantasy Brand New Liaden Universe
    Price = 50.00 USD
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  • Tomorrow Log (Softcover - SECOND printing)Tomorrow Log (Softcover - SECOND printing)
    Title          : The Tomorrow Log
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : Second Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. 2003
    ISBN Number    : 1892065878 / 9781892065872
    Seller ID      : 20169
                    

    342 pages; Fine condition. New book. SIGNED by both Authors. SECOND printing. An excellent gift! Meet Gem ser'Edreth, a wizard with electronics and a freelance thief. Deliberately solitary, unemcumbered by family or friends, he immerses himself in his profession, rising to a pinnacle of skill so exalted that the planetary crime boss seeks him out with a commission to steal. He refuses the commission, of course. That's his first mistake. Excellent reading!; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Price = 18.00 USD
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  • Tomorrow Log (Softcover - FIRST Trade printing)Tomorrow Log (Softcover - FIRST Trade printing)
    Title          : The Tomorrow Log
    Binding        : Trade Paperback
    Book Condition : Fine
    Edition        : 1st Paperback Edition; First Printing
    Publisher      : GA Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. 2003
    ISBN Number    : 1892065878 / 9781892065872
    Seller ID      : 20168
                    

    342 pages; Fine condition. New book. 1st Trade Paperback Edition, 1st printing. SIGNED by both Authors. An excellent gift! Meet Gem ser'Edreth, a wizard with electronics and a freelance thief. Deliberately solitary, unemcumbered by family or friends, he immerses himself in his profession, rising to a pinnacle of skill so exalted that the planetary crime boss seeks him out with a commission to steal. He refuses the commission, of course. That's his first mistake. Excellent reading!; Signed by All Authors
    Liaden Universe Brand New Science Fiction & Fantasy
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SUGGESTED READING ORDER FOR LIADEN UNIVERSE BOOKS                TOP


First, talk to 5 different people about a suggested reading order and you are sure to get two or three suggestions. So, I'm really not going to suggest a complete reading order, I'm just going to repeat some of the information on Sharon Lee's site and offer a few observations of my own.
  • Internal Chronology
    Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon, Balance of Trade, Local Custom, Scout's Progress, Mouse and Dragon, Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change, Carpe Diem, Plan B, Fledgling, I Dare, Saltation, Ghost Ship
  • Order Writen
    Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors, Carpe Diem, Plan B, Local Custom, Scout's Progress, I Dare, Balance of Trade, Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon, Fledgling, Saltation, Mouse and Dragon, Ghost Ship
I recall my own experience only in so far as the first three books [Agent of Change, Conflict of Honor, Carpe Diem]. it's been a while since I first read them and I re-read which sometimes makes it difficult to say whether I read Plam B before or after Local Custom (probably both). In any case I feel that you can break down the whole set into four categories [also see below]: (1) The Agent of Change Sequence, (2)The Great Migration Duology, (3)Theo Waitley stories and (4)Other Liaden Universe Novels.

The Other Liadern Universe novels (novel sets) are sort of stand alones and can be read in any order. Within the sets

  • Saltation is a direct sequel to Fledgling in the Theo Waitley stories.

  • For The Great Migration Duology, Chrystal Soldier should definately be read before Chrystal Dragon.

  • That leaves The Agent of Change Sequence. Reading these in chronological order [Local Custom, Scout's Progress, Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change, Carpe Diem, Plan B, and I Dare] is probably as good a way as any although I would probably be inclined to read Agent of Change before Conflict of Honors.


Sharon has a bit more to say about the stories and a "Suggested Reading Order page". Check it out for some more information.
                                                                      LIADEN UNIVERSE BOOKS                                                                       TOP

  • Agent of Change Sequence
    • Agent of Change (1988)
      The first of the Agent of Change sequence starts with Val Con completing a mission as an agent for the Liaden Department of Interior. On his way to return to headquarters, he encounters a situation which has him rescuing Miri Robertson, a cute little redhead, from an attack by a gang of thugs. As it turns out, the thugs are members of the Juntavas (a galactic mafia) and Miri is a tough former Merc who took the wrong bodyguard job. Val Con and Miri join forces for what they think is a temporary measure but circumstances, including meeting with Val Con's brother Edgar (the head of a Clutch deleagation) cause a longer relationship.

      A very good space opera with excellant character and social development, this 4th novel (chronologically) in the Laiden Universe series was the first published and is still a great read. If you haven't read it, I'm happy that you have a fun read ahead of you. If you have read it, you know what I mean and, if you re-read the books you really like as I do, I know you'll be reading it again sometime.

      Contained in omnibus Partners in Necessity

    • Conflict of Honors (1988)
      Priscilla Delacroix is betrayed and abandoned by her shipmates on a minor planet with little chance of getting back in space. But, she does have a chance and takes a test from the Laiden Master Trader and Captian Shan yos'Galen for employment on the vessal Dutiful Passage. Being hired as the Pet Librarian is only the first step on the road back to recovering her honor from being expelled for her home world.

      Contained in omnibus Partners in Necessity

    • Carpe Diem (1989)
      This is a direct continuation of Agent of Change. The first part of the book (a few pages) is a slight re-write of the last part of Agent of Change and if, as it had been for me, a while since you read the first part it brings you right back into the story to get started. The basic story is about Val Con and Miri being stranded on an out of the way planet and developing their relationship while, at the same time, trying to find some way to contact Val Con's family. Along the way Val Con must again address the changes made to hiim by the Department of Interior, learn the culture of where they are, and save the town they are living near . Add this to the appearances by Priscilla and Shan, Nova, Anthora, the robotic butler Jeeves and several cats and you develope more of an understandang of the Liaden culture and the Korval clan in particular.

      As all of Miller and Lee's books I've read so far, it's a fun read and, for me at least one I will read several times.

      Contained in omnibus Partners in Necessity

    • Plan B (1999)

    • I Dare (2002)

    • Partners in Necessity (2000)
      Omnibus edition of Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors, and Carpe Diem.

    • Local Custom (2002)

    • Scout's Progress (2002)

    • Pilot's Choice (Omnibus edition of Local Custom and Scout's Progress) (2001)

    • The Dragon Variation (2010)
      Omnibus edition of Local Custom, Scout's Progress and Conflict of Honors.

    • Korval's Game (2011)
      Omnibus edition of Plan B and I Dare.



  • The Great Migration Duology
    • Crystal Soldier (2005)

    • Crystal Dragon (2006)

    • The Crystal Variation (2011)
      Omnibus edition of Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon and Balance of Trade.



  • Other Liaden novels
    • Balance of Trade (2004)

    • Fledgling (2009)

    • Saltation (2010)

    • Mouse and Dragon (2010)

    • Ghost Ship (2011)



  • Chapbooks [Adventures in the Liaden Universe® series]
    • Two Tales of Korval (1995, #1): Two Tales of Korval is the first chapbook that Lee and Miller published and the first in the Adventures in the Liaden Universe series of chapbooks. It consists of the two short stories "To Cut An Edge" and "A Day at the Races".

      "To Cut An Edge" deals with Val Con's graduation examimnation from Scout Academy during which he meets Edger for the first time. It's sure to appeal to any Liaden fan.

      "A Day at the Races" is about Shan and Scout Captain Val Con participating in a low-tech skimmer race on Liad.

      Stories contained in Liaden Universe Companion Vol. One

    • Fellow Travellers (, #2) Contains Where the Goddess Sends, the first tale of Lute and Moonhawk, A Spell for the Lost, the second tale of Lute and Moonhawk, and Moonphase, a latter tale of Lute and Moonhawk.

      Stories contained in Liaden Universe Companion Vol. One

    • Duty Bound (, #3) Contains Pilot of Korval, Daav and Er Thom must take up their responsibilities, and Breath's Duty, Daav must take up a painful task.

      Stories contained in Liaden Universe Companion Vol. One

    • Certain Symmetry (, #4) Contains The Wine of Memory Lute and Moonhawk must save one of his oldest friends, and Certain Symmetry, Pat Rin must execute a friend's will — at considerable risk to himself.

      Stories contained in Liaden Universe Companion Vol. One

    • Trading in Futures (, #5) Contains Balance of Trade A short story from which the novel was developed, and A Choice of Weapons, Daav has a bad time at a party.

      Stories contained in Liaden Universe Companion Vol. One

    • Allies, Adventures in the Liaden Universe, Volume #12 Allies, Adventures in the Liaden Universe, Volume #12
      Title          : Allies, Adventures in the Liaden Universe, Volume #1
      Binding        : Stapled wraps
      Book Condition : Fine
      Edition        : First Printing
      Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher Ltd. 2006
      ISBN Number    : 0977663949 / 9780977663941
      Seller ID      : 19718
                          

      61 pages; Fine condition. SIGNED by both authors. New book. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Even Clan Korval needs friends, and the kinds of friends they often need aren't simply buddies and pals, but allies. As Cantra so succinctly put it: In the matter of allies only two things are important. First, can he shoot? Second, will he aim at your enemy? ; Signed by All Authors
      Science Fiction & Fantasy Fantasy
      Price = 25.00 USD
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    • Calamity's Child Calamity's Child
      Binding        : Stapled wraps
      Book Condition : Fine
      Edition        : First Printing
      Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher Ltd. 2006
      ISBN Number    : 0977663914 / 9780977663910
      Seller ID      : 19719
                          

      54 pages; Fine condition. New book. SIGNED by both authors. An excellent gift! Not officially an Adventures in the Liaden Universe chapbook series, Calamity's Child is SRM Publisher's first chapbook of 2006 and features two Sharon Lee and Steve Miller stories ...one is the off-the-beaten track Liaden Universe novelette Sweet Waters, which appeared in magazines in both the UK and the US (3SF and Absolute Magnitude), and the second is Night at the Opera, a fantasy-mystery first seen in the critically acclaimed Rosemary Edghill anthology Murder by Magic in October of 2004.; Signed by All Authors
      ISBN Number 0977663914 / 9780977663910
      Science Fiction & Fantasy Fantasy
      Price = 14.00 USD
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    • Dragon Tide, Adventures in the Liaden Universe, #13 Dragon Tide, Adventures in the Liaden Universe, #13
      Binding        : Stapled wraps
      Book Condition : Fine
      Edition        : First Edition; First Printing
      Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher Ltd. 2007
      ISBN Number    : 0977663973 / 9780977663972
      Seller ID      : 19826
                          

      60 pages; Fine condition. SIGNED by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. A New Book! Solid, clean. Kareen Yos'Phelium Clan Korval has always done everything that was proper, rising by study and by example to become the foremost scholar of the Liaden Code of Proper Conduct on Liad - and perhaps in the galaxy. Indeed, it seems that the only people she cannot influence to seemly action are the members of her own Clan. Now, with Plan B in effect, Kareen must act. Is she merely an expert of the Code or is she a Daughter of Dragons? ; Signed by All Authors
      Science Fiction & Fantasy
      Price = 20.00 USD
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    • Eidolon, A Liaden Universe Chap Book Eidolon, Adventures in the Liaden Universe, Volume #14
      Binding        : Stapled wraps
      Book Condition : Fine
      Edition        : First Printing
      Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher, Ltd. 2008
      ISBN Number    : 193522400X / 9781935224006
      Seller ID      : 19717
                          

      Fine condition. SIGNED by both authors. New! An excellent gift! This chapbook contains two original stories: Shadow Partner, and Persistence. Each story features a well-known member of Clan Korval, portrayed as others see them. Great reading!;
      Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fantasy
      Price: 20.00 USD
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    • ---- Misfits, Adventures in the Liaden Universe #15
      Binding        : Stapled wraps
      Book Condition : Fine
      Edition        : First Printing
      Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher, Ltd. 2007
      ISBN Number    : 1935224042 / 9781935224044
      Seller ID      : 19763
                          

      69 pages; Fine condition. SIGNED by both authors. New. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Before Miri Robertson met Val Con yos'Phelium she was an acclaimed mercenary soldier. Before she was an acclaimed mercenary soldier with the Gyrfalks, she was Redhead, a young recruit in Lizardi's Lunatics. On Klamath it was Miri's job to carry Lizardi's Lunatics' special meteorological and comm equipment. That was her duty. Great reading!; Signed by All Authors
      Science Fiction & Fantasy Fantasy
      Price = 25.00 USD
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    • Halfling Moon, Adventures in The Liaden Universe #16 Halfling Moon, Adventures in The Liaden Universe #16
      Binding        : Stapled wraps
      Book Condition : Fine
      Edition        : Third Printing
      Publisher      : ME SRM Publisher, Ltd. 2010
      ISBN Number    : 1935224069 / 9781935224068
      Seller ID      : 20105
                          

      66 pages; Fine condition. Brand New. SIGNED by both authors. REVISED 2nd printing - same ISBN. Halfling Moon contains two stories: Hidden Resources and Moon on The Hills. This is Adventures in The Liaden Universe Number 16. These stories are set after the end of Lee & Miller's I Dare, with one taking place largely in space and the other taking place largely on Surebleak.; Signed by All Authors
      Fantasy Science Fiction & Fantasy
      Price = 30.00 USD
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  • Other Chapbooks
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Here are some more places to look around our site:

  • Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran, and Fedogan & Bremer Books
    At the request of several of our customers, we started a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers. We try hard to keep it up to date with news and a list of forthcoming books and a list of those books we have of these publishers - both new and used.

  • Author Web SSites/Fan Sites
    A list of Authors and their websites or fan sites. Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with the sites going out or changing although a recent check with a program showed no broken links. One can hope right?

  • Book Care and other book information
    About Books includes items on Book Care as well as a How to Identify First Editions. It will include links, reviews, and all kinds of other interesting (to us at least) tidbits as we add to it.

  • Book Condition Description
    We use certain "bookseller" terms when we describe our books. Generally, they tend to mean what you think they would mean. For example Fine means basically without faults. The exact meanings behind what we mean are given on this page. As mentioned on the page, book condition is sometimes a subjective "call" by the book seller. We try to be objective, but might (in your opinion) fail. If so, you can return the book for any reason.

  • Book Inventory Programs The question of which book inventory program to use was always coming up on some of the forums I visit so I though I would put down some thoughts here. It is evolving and will eventually try to cover many aspects of inventory management (in the sometime distant future). In the mean time, if you have something you would like to see, let me know.

  • Book Reviews
    A slowly growing list of books we've reviewed. We would be happy to have your comments and, if you like, your reviews (with, of course, credit to you if you wish).

  • Chrislands Book Stores
    Chrislands is the company which hosts our site. We are very happy with them as are their other customers. This page gives links to many of the other Chrisland stores.

  • General Links; Other Book Stores, SF&F References, Detective/Mystery References, etc.
    Well, that about says it all. This is sort of a catch all for links which don't specifically belong anywhere else. Right now (about 6:41 pm Central US time, Oct. 16 2005), there are four sections, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery - Detective, Arts and Crafts, and Book Related Links.

  • Glenn Larsen's Guide to First Editions
    Copied from Books-Rare, the book collector's home Copyright © 1997 by Glenn Larsen. Sadly, the original is no longer available., but we have a copy of it here with some corrections and additions.

  • Glossary of Terms Used in Literature and the Book and Printing Trades
    This page grew out of a request from a customer about book terms, a bookman's glossary so to speak. Now I could have just pointed them to the IOBA Book Terminology but I though it would be nice [and make our site more attractive] if we had a page of our own. Well now we do - at least the start of one

  • Help for on-line book buyers
    We hope this page will help you have a more pleasant on-line book buying experience. It also lists a few other places to get books - If we don't have the book you are looking for, of course :-)

  • IOBA Book Stores
    The Independent Online Booksellers Association, is dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by, in part, "Maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers, including a Code Of Ethics." White Unicorn Books is a proud member of the IOBA and on this page we list some of the other IOBA stores.

  • Liaden Universe of Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
    This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books. It is mainly books set in the Liaden Universe® and has a list of books in that series, including the Chapter Books, as well as a set of references and links to other sites for the two authors.

  • Previously Featured Books
    Featured Books is where we list the books which have been featured on our home page - we may have more about the book than is in the normal catalog listing, so we decided to just keep track of them here. For example, when we featured the Chronicles of Narnia we listed "both sequences". The order in which they were originally published and "the preferred sequence of CS Lewis".

    We also have some special pages for books which are special in some way. It may be that the book itself is special or that a customer asked for more images, so we put up a page for the book. In any case we have these single pages for a particular book:
    • Butters' Richmond Directory 1855
      An interesting directory for 1855.
    • Crystallizing Public Opinion
      Bernays is considered by many as the originator of modern public relations and has been called the "Father of Spin". He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.
    • Oxford Lectern Bible The Oxford Lectern Bible is a massive edition of the English Bible designed by American typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). It is considered by many to be Rogers' masterpiece, and is recognized along with the other great Bibles, including the Baskerville Bible and the Doves Press Bible.
    • The Principles Of Judicial Proof
      Normally we don't put up our used books as a Featured Book on the home page they don't last long enough to stay here since we generally only have a single copy) but this one is such an absolutely beautiful book I had to put it up. So, of course, I had to build a page for it.
    • Sleeping Beauty, a Special Collectors Edition with illustrations by Dulac
      A page devoted to a special book. The 1910 limited edition of Sir Author Quiller-Couch's The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
    • The Religious System of China
      First published over quite a few years, the initial volume was published in 1892 and the final volume was printed in 1910, The Religious System of China is a monumental work by Jan J M de Groot that "is an attempt at depicting the Chinese Religion as it is really practiced by the nation, and at sketching on a broad scale its influence on Domestic and Social Life. It is the fruit of an intimate contact with the Chinese race for several years." The work also contains a detailed study of China's funerary stelae, and the mythical animals used to decorate them.
    • Slovenly Peter's Story Book
      A classic 'what happens to bad boys and girls' from the late 1800's.

  • Ramblings/Blog/Book Reviews and whatever
    This is really a series of pages consistings of almost anything. On these pages I've written about Medicard Part D, about searching for information on a book on Google and at the Library of Congress, reviewed several books, and talked about the IOBA. No telling what will show up there. I'm sure we'll duplicate information on the rest of the site, but a lot of it will be unique. Hope you find it of interest.

  • Repricing
    A short look at some of the reasons for (semi)automatically repricing your inventory including a few Perl code snippets.

  • Setting Up an Internet Book Store
    An article I wrote for the IOBA. It presents a "first look" at some of the things one should think about in setting up an internet book store.

  • Transfer Homebase data to BookTrakker
    We use BookTrakker for maintaining and updating our main database of books we have listed here on our site. In talking to other BookTrakker users, they wanted to know how they could use someone to enter data which they could transfer to BookTrakker either in addition to or instead of using the network version of BookTrakker. Since we use both the network version and Homebase as "auxillary input systems", I though I would finally describe how we did the Homebase to BookTrakker part of it.





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