Halfling Moon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
(Adventures in the Liaden Universe®)

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Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 16

Two Stories of a Tumultuous Time

The Department of the Interior's bloody plot against planet Liad has failed, at least for now, but Clan Korval's firing upon Solcintra, Liad's capital city, to save it from the release of ancient killer machines has resulted in the clan's banishment. Korval has accepted this ruling with glee, but not everything is solved yet, especially with the clan's urgent Plan B still in effect.

"Hidden Resources" deals with untested pilot Quin yos'Phelium, a halfling suddenly in charge of the escape ship for the clan's youngest members as the eldest face several mysterious vessels, most likely bent on revenge. His father missing in the larger fray, Quin's job is clear, but resolve alone may not be enough to pull him through.

In "Moon on the Hills" the focus is on backworld Surebleak, Korval's refuge after their exclusion from Liad. Surebleak is a half-tamed place still ruled by territorial bosses, and Boss Conrad, while trying to tame it, must deal with finding a landing zone for Korval's clan house, and the tree that is the center of the clan. Yulie Shaper is the unknown factor: the road runs through his land and he's not all that fond of changes.

The authors' craftmanship is top-notch, recalling the work of Elizabeth Moon and Lois McMaster Bujold." -- Publishers Weekly

"These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien." -- Elizabeth Moon

". . .good, solid space opera. . . .a very fine piece of entertainment." -- Don D'Ammassa, Science Fiction Chronicle
 

About Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

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Sharon Lee is an author 'Writing from Maine'. She has written fiction in three genres -- fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. Sharon is the only person to have served as executive director, vice president, and president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA). Lee's books are award winners. Scout's Progress was the first place winner of the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002 and was chosen by the Romantic Times book reviewers as Best Science Fiction novel of 2002; Local Custom placed second for the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002; Balance of Trade received the Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction novel of 2004. Sharon writes extensively in the Liaden Universe. Sharon Lee lives in Maine with her husband and co-author Steve Miller. Steve Miller was born July 31, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the grandson of poet and radio personality Dorothea Neale. Miller graduated from Reisterstown, Maryland's Franklin Senior High School in 1968 where he learned how to make chapbooks as editor of the school's literary magazine. He later attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County sporadically through the late 60s and 70s where he was news editor and managing editor of the campus newspaper. He is Founding Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library's science fiction research collection. Steve is an independent publisher with an extensive background in SF fandom. Since his first publication in 1968, Steve has accumulated credits in well over 100 newspapers, magazines, journals and short stories including his work in the Liaden universe. Steve is married and lives with his wife, Sharon Lee, in Maine.
 
Published April 15, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. 62 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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