Trading in Futures by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
(Adventures in the Liaden Universe®)

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Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 5

The short story "Balance of Trade" introduces Jethri Gobelyn, an aspiring Terran apprentice Trader who comes to the attention of a Liaden Master Trader.

In "A Choice of Weapons," Daav yos'Phelium must Balance an insult amid the elegant formality of a Liaden garden party.

"The writing is as rich with detail as anything by C. J. Cherryh, while the general approach... reminds of Andre Norton." -- Tom Easton, Analog

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

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 May 6, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. 52 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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