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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Baen (July 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451639236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451639230
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Maine-based writers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller teamed up in the late 80s to bring the world the story of Kinzel, a inept wizard with a love of cats, a thirst for justice, and a staff of true power. Since then, the husband-and-wife have written dozens of short stories, and eighteen novels, most set in their star-spanning Liaden Universe®. Before settling down to the serene and stable life of a science fiction and fantasy writer, Steve was a traveling poet, a rock-band reviewer, reporter, and editor of a string of community newspapers. Sharon, less adventurous, has been an advertising copywriter, copy editor on night-side news at a small city newspaper, reporter, photographer, and book reviewer. Both credit their newspaper experiences with teaching them the finer points of collaboration. Sharon and Steve passionately believe that reading fiction ought to be fun, and that stories are entertainment. Steve and Sharon maintain a web presence at http://korval.com/

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The problem is putting them down, once I start, to get anything else done!
Angella Anderson
I also appreciate the way the authors can weave all of these characters and their stories into the Laiden Universe!
Gordon S. Groff
A Liaden Universe Constellation is a collection of stories from the Liaden Universe.
Charlie Russel

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Arthur W. Jordin on July 2, 2013
Format: Paperback
Constellation, Volume 1 (2013) is a SF collection in the Liaden Universe. It contains an Authors' Foreword and seventeen short stories.

- "Authors' Foreword" tells of the origins of these stories and their original publication by SRM and elsewhere. It briefly relates the genesis of this reprint collection.

- "To Cut an Edge" (Two Tales of Korval, 1995) tells of the first meeting of Val Con and Edger.

- "A Day at the Races" (Two Tales of Korval, 1995) involves Val Con with Shan and a race car.

- "Where the Goddess Sends" (Fellow Travelers, 1998) relates the first meeting of Moonhawk and Lute.

- "A Spell for Lost" (Fellow Travelers, 1998) puts Lute and Moonhawk into a search for a lost villager.

- "Moonphase" (Fellow Travelers, 1998) discloses the trials of Priscilla within the temple.

- "Pilot of Korval" (Duty Bound, 1998) follows Er Thom as he defends a fellow crew member of the Dutiful Passage.

- "Breath's Duty" (Duty Bound, 1998) brings Daav back to Korval.

- "The Wine of Memory" (Certain Symmetry, 2000) shows the magic within Lute.

- "Certain Symmetry" (Certain Symmetry, 2000) presses Pat Rin into a duty to a Liaden who has killed himself.

- "Balance of Trade" (Absolute Magnitude, 1999) reveals an issue of Balance to a very junior Terran trader. This was later expanded into the novel Balance of Trade.

- "A Choice of Weapons" (Absolute Magnitude, 1999) exposes the self-declared flaws of Daav as the nadelm.

- "Changeling" (Absolute Magnitude, 2000) presents Ren Zel with a political problem.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Russel on June 18, 2013
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A Liaden Universe Constellation is a collection of stories from the Liaden Universe. All have been available before as chapbooks, but this collection pulls together the first 17 stories into one book (the second volume will be available next year).

All of these stories tell a tale of the Liaden Universe that wasn't quite enough to be a full novel (though one ended up being, in the end), but that told important back storis, or went down a path that just looked interesting. If you're already a reader of Lee & Miller's Liaden Universe, then you'll definitely want this book to fill in some important details, such as how Val Con met Edger. And they make a perfect read when you don't want to start a whole big book, knowing it will be difficult to put it down.

If you're new to the Liaden Universe, these provide an interesting introduction, but I'd probably be more inclined to start with Agent of Change (Liaden Universe) or The Agent Gambit (Liaden Universe), but this book also includes a shorter version of Balance of Trade, an excellent entry point.

If you haven't read any of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's books, you're in for a treat. They are consummate story tellers who understand that characters drive the best stories, and the Liaden books are all character driven. And lend themselves to reading and re-reading over time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Calyad on July 25, 2013
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In my hunt for everything Lee and Miller, I pre-ordered this and when I received it I was very disappointed to find I had already read most of them, because, of course, I had found the original chapbooks and devoured those. The stories are studies and situations for some of the characters of the Liaden Universe, and if you haven't read them before, I highly recommend them.

That is the reason for four, not five stars. It is not possible to know what stories are in an anthology such as this before it is actually published, and much as I would like to pre-order volume 2, I will hang about until it is available and check the content. In the meantime, I am sure my daughter will like my copy of volume 1.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on July 7, 2013
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A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 1
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Baen, Jul 2 2013, $15.00
ISBN: 9781451639230

A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 1 provides fans of the Liaden Universe with seventeen previously printed short stories that fill some of the gaps in the novels especially background of the key cast. The stories' dates range from 1995 to 2002 with ten of the entries released in the nineties. Val Con and Edger meet for the first time in "To Cut an Edge" while in "Where the Goddess Sends" provides the initial encounter between Moonhawk and Lute as she asks him why a great magician like him cannot conjure up their breakfast instead of using illusions to obtain eggs from the appreciated audience of villagers; they also co-star in "A Spell for Lost." My personal favorites are Priscilla y Mendoza's recent trials and tribulation in "Moonphase" and the short version of "Balance of Trade" (which readers will compare with the 2006 novel). Obviously targeting Liaden Universe travelers, Constellation is a fabulous anthology.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maxine Borcherding on July 5, 2013
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All of their work is brilliantly character driven. These pieces of short fiction explain and enhance your understanding of the story lines from the larger novels
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