First collection in one volume. Seventeen short tales of the Liaden Universe® brought together for the first time. Space opera and romance on a grand scale in a galaxy full of interstellar trading clans.
Thirty-three shorter tales of the Liaden Universe® brought together for the first time in two mega-volumes. Seventeen tales to start with in Volume One!
The nationally best-selling Liaden Universe® novels are treasured by space opera aficionados for their wit, world-building, strong characterizations, tender romance, and edge-of-the-chair action.
Since 1995, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller also created shorter tales, illuminating additional facets of the Liaden experience. Here is a vast tapestry of tales of the scouts, artists, traders, priestesses, sleight of hand magicians, and pilots who fill the Liaden Universe® with the excitement, action, and romance that readers of the hit series have come to adore.
Celebrating 25 Years of the Liaden Universe®
About A Liaden Universe Constellation : Volume 1:
“. . . adds a bit of sparkle to ordinary life. . . . This series [is] . . . the premier place to find good romantic SF adventure. . . . strong characters finding their own way (and, often, each other) in an action-packed galaxy of worlds. . . . Every story stands on its own; readers don’t have to be familiar with the Liaden universe. Those who have had the pleasure, though, will find many connections to existing tales.” —Analog on A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 1.
About the Liaden Universe® series:
“Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.” —Anne McCaffrey
“These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better.”–Elizabeth Moon
“[A] recommended, powerful pick. . .a fast-paced military and political thriller.”—Midwest Book Review on Ghost Ship
“[D]elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future. . .space opera milieu. It’s all a rather heady mix of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Millier’s own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle. Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition can’t help but like the Liaden Universe.”—Analog
“[T]he many fans of the Liad universe will welcome the latest…continuing young pilot Theo Waitley’s
adventures.” – Booklist on Saltation
“[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.” –Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller’s popular Liaden® thriller, I Dare
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About the Author
Maine-based writers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller teamed up in the late 80s to bring the world the story of Kinzel, a inept wizard with a love of cats, a thirst for justice, and a staff of true power. Since then, the husband-and-wife have written dozens of short stories, and eighteen novels, most set in their star-spanning Liaden Universe®. Before settling down to the serene and stable life of a science fiction and fantasy writer, Steve was a traveling poet, a rock-band reviewer, reporter, and editor of a string of community newspapers. Sharon, less adventurous, has been an advertising copywriter, copy editor on night-side news at a small city newspaper, reporter, photographer, and book reviewer. Both credit their newspaper experiences with teaching them the finer points of collaboration. Sharon and Steve passionately believe that reading fiction ought to be fun, and that stories are entertainment. Steve and Sharon maintain a web presence at http://korval.com/
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Anything about the Liaden Universe by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is incredible. For the fortunate few that have read their books they are difficult to put down as they are well written and have incredible story lines. This book is no different and has 33 short stories that compliment the regular books. A second book fills out the remaining short stories in volume 2.
An extremely good read, and if you are new to the Liaden Universe as I am, it fills in many of the gaps between the larger books and compendiums that are there. Highly recommended!
If you already know the Liaden universe from the novels, these stories will fill a few gaps in the massive story arc that Lee and Miller are constructing. If you don't, read this, then rush out and get Fledgling, Saltation and Mouse & Dragon and the others, because you won't sleep until you get them. Few sci-fi experiences are as addicting as these.
For those of us who have loved the novels from Sharon and Steve, these short stories provide crucial bits of information and fill some of the gaps that are inevitable in such wide-ranging novels. In some, we get another look at a favorite character or perhaps another clue to what it all means.
This collection of short stories is a lot of fun, and the help to fill in some holes, or better explain the genesis of other, fuller length books. I enjoyed every page.