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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2010, 12:44:16 am »
Nice!


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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2010, 05:33:58 pm »
By permission of the poster, Author Steve Miller at Baen's Bar:

Subject: Skyblaze
Group: Binjalis
Author: kinzel
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:50:12 GMT
Local: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:50:12 -0500

 news --

 

Liad. The ultimate destination for the cosmopolitan traveler and the source of Liaden culture and strength.


Solcintra. A place where Korval's tree was a distant sentinel and the Liaden Code a constant guide to right living, a place where the wrong bow might be your last, and where a simple Balance might destroy one life, or a Clan entire.

Solcintra, where the High Houses reign through the Council of Clans and chafe against the wildcards dealt by Korval and their minions, the Scouts.

Solcintra Port -- High and Low -- the source of income, power, and annoyance to the Council and the High Houses,
the place where intrigue and trade and desperate social climbing come together, as they have for centuries. Here
the fate of people and Clans and worlds is routinely determined, here day in day out, relumma in relumma out,
Standard in, Standard out, the fates contest, the while maintaining Liad and Solcintra as the center.

One seemingly ordinary day comes a warning: turn away, close your eyes, duck your head, hide if you can --
there's a Balance at hand, and Korval has gone mad.

This is the day things change. This is the day some will call Skyblaze.

http://www.korval.com/skyblaze/
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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2010, 03:15:55 am »
*goes off to order*

thanks Patti! :-*


It is now bought.  :D


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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2010, 10:42:06 am »
You buy = they get money = they keep writing = we get more stories = WIN!
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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2010, 10:44:46 am »
:D True. Must keep them writing!


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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2010, 08:09:57 pm »
Subject: An interview
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Author: kinzel
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 23:29:20 GMT
Local: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 18:29:20 -0500

Michael Ventrella interviewed Sharon some time back -- this week it is my turn.

http://michaelaventrella.wordpress.com/
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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2010, 12:07:41 am »
Thanks Patti! :-*


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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2011, 10:02:12 pm »
UPCOMING FREE STORY FOR BAEN WEBSITE

That's right, a free Liaden story is due to hit the revitalized Baen
homepage at http://baen.com/ come June. Titled "Intelligent Design," the
Lee and Miller story deals with. . .well -- hold on until June and read
it, so you can see what it is about.
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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2011, 09:30:13 pm »
Per Kinzel/Steve Miller, at Baen's "Binjali's" conference on 3/19/11:

Don't forget to let us know if you need two signed copies of Ghost Ship as outlined in the infodumpling (we currently have on the order of 275 copies pledged for -- it would be good to hit 300 -- let your other Lee and Miller reading friends know we're doing this -- we hope to get the *real* sign-up address up by early May but we need to get our ducks in row ahead of time ...

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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2011, 09:43:30 am »
A few thoughts on Liaden culture, of itself, and in relation to our world.
1. the manners & code of conduct aspect.  Do you suppose it will lead to Solcintra being rebuilt quickly and well with minimum looting and construction scams & so forth, the way that the people in Japan are working toward recovery after earthquake & tsunamis, under their code of manners?

2. do you suppose that the reason there are no Liaden (per se; Miri & Priscilla are from offworld, "Terran" upbringing) adventurers the like of Val Con, Shan, Daav as main characters is that they get the manners hammered into them with no cha'lakets like the boys have?  Aelli being the notable exception in getting into adventure, but most of it after meeting her wizard's match life mate.
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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2011, 09:48:19 am »
Forgive me, but Aelli never got a chance. As she was, she was very little like Miri & Priscilla. Such a sad book. I wonder why S&S felt the need. I knew she would die all along, it says so elsewhere. I hate tragedies.

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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2011, 09:55:20 am »
To me (given her later record) the tragedy is that she didn't have more children.  I love how she blossomed after she got away from her clan & into the Healers' hands for a while, and of course the crew at Binjali's!

Now, you want tragedy, I'm wondering if Jon dea'Cort had more than one child, since his son died... and does that child have any inclination to go to Scouts or Binjali's, since it was under the command of - Trilla, who was the outworld born apprentice in the days Aelli kept Ride the Luck there.
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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2011, 10:00:06 am »
Everyone "owes" the clan a child, a concept I have trouble with, but I *think* after that it's up to you, though I am not sure of that at all, given the Delm's authority re: contract weddings. If I am grokking correctly the Delm can *require* that you wed, but I am uncertain if the Delm may *require* more than one child. Thoughts?

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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2011, 10:29:13 am »
My impression is that the Delm may demand more than one child of any clan member, and require them to wed for a child to go to another clan as well.  Aelli's elder sister, for instance, was almost supporting the clan by her serial contract weddings to bear children for other clans.  The big fights between Shan & Nova were over her wanting him to wed again for more yos'Galen children, when he wanted to get busy declaring and consummating his life mating to Priscilla.  Ditto Daav & his Delm/Speaker, and Val Con and ... well, everybody.
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Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2011, 10:38:27 am »
ah. My impression was that while the Delm may of course demand weddings, children may happen or they may not. If there are children, well and good, but the contract, *I think* runs for a space of time. But I never studied the issue in depth, not being very family-like myself.