The Crystal Variation

The Crystal Variation

by Steve Miller, Sharon Lee

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The Liaden Universe® "origin" novels, which set the standard for full-on, audacious space adventure, collected together for the first time in one omni edition.

Crystal Soldier: The galaxy is in danger. A mysterious alien race of energy beings called the shereika is destroying entire star systems and humans are making their last stand. Their only hope: soldier M. Jela and talented space ship pilot Cantra yos'Phelium.

Crystal Dragon: Cantra is revealed to be not merely a great pilot, but a genetically engineered aelantaza, or assassin and spy. She infiltrates the world of Landomist and liberates Liad dea'Syl, along with the equations stored inside his head. Then, she founds an alliance to protect her child by Jela—to be known (and become legendary) as Clan Korval.

Balance of Trade: Jethri Gobelyn is a young Terran, working on his family's trading spaceship. When he finds that he has invested in a con game, he must master the intricacies of Liaden society to regain his place—and face—within the clan.

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BN ID: 2940148519539
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Liaden Universe Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1200
Sales rank: 415,320
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller live in the rolling hills of Central Maine with two insistent muses in the form of cats and a large cast of characters. The husband-and-wife team's collaborative work in science fiction and fantasy include twelve novels and numerous short stories in their award-winning Liaden Universe®. In addition to their collaborative work, Steve has seen short stories, nonfiction, and reviews published under his name, while Sharon has seen published short stories, newspaper pieces, and two mystery novels.

Steve was the founding curator of the University of Maryland's Kuhn Library Science Fiction Research Collection and a former Nebula juror. For five years, Sharon served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, consecutively as Executive Director, Vice President and President. Sharon's interests include music, seashores and pine cones. Steve also enjoys music, plays tournament chess, and collects cat whiskers.

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