A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume II

A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume II

by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

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BOOK 2 in <u>The First Liaden Universe ® Collection</u>. Fifteen 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.<br><br>Thirty-three shorter tales of the Liaden Universe® brought together for the first time in two mega-volumes. Fifteen tales complete Volume Two!<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>Celebrating 25 Years of the Liaden Universe®<br><br>At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).<br><br><b>About <i>A Liaden Universe Constellation : Volume 1</i>:</b><br>“. . . 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.” —<i>Analog</i> on <i>A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 1</i>.<br><br><b>About the Liaden Universe® series:</b><br>“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<br><br>“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<br><br>“[A] recommended, powerful pick. . .a fast-paced military and political thriller.”—<i>Midwest Book Review</i> on <i>Ghost Ship</i><br><br>“[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.”—<i>Analog</i><br><br>“[T]he many fans of the Liad universe will welcome the latest…continuing young pilot Theo Waitley’s adventures.” –<i> Booklist</i> on <i>Saltation</i><br><br>“[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.” –<i>Publishers Weekly</i> on Lee and Miller’s popular Liaden® thriller,<i> I Dare</i>

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149054251
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Series: Liaden Universe Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 129,901
File size: 918 KB

About the Author

Maine-based writers<b> Sharon Lee</b> and <b>Steve Miller</b> 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

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A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume II 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy all the stories in one book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these back stories and side stories. Can&rsquo;t get enough Korval.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all things Liaden this amalgamation of stories rates from 4 - 5. Some are teasers for longer stories to come. At least I hope there are more, longer stories to come! Others are fillers for stories already written. Little things wondered about, parts that seemed to be missing but now are explained. Thank you. If haven't read Lee & Miller's Liaden series before, you are in for a treat! Most I rate as 5 but a few are only 4.5! Yes, like the wonderful sci-fi writer, Anne McCaffrey, I am a long-time fan. With their latest book, Neo-Genesis, just published, I decided to re-read the series, all 21 books. Then I re-read both short story collections. There are very few series which I re-read: David Weber's Honor Harrington, Tamora Pierce (YA), Louis L'Amour (westerns), Jean Johnson's 5-part sci-fi series, to name a few.
Rick_WeberFan More than 1 year ago
This will be short and sweet. Do you love the Liaden Universe novels? Then read the "Constellations". I DON'T DO SHORT STORIES!!! Except if they're of Liadens. Find out so much more of the history and details of those we've come to love! Read These! They are awesome tales.