Low Port by Sharon Lee

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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.

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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 September 1, 2003 by Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.. 374 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For this unexpectedly rewarding SF/fantasy anthology, editors Lee and Miller (the Liaden Universe Adventures) take an offbeat if not especially compelling premise, focusing on writing that features characters who remain in the background of most fiction—street musicians, customs agents, bar owner...

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