Science Fiction

A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 1 by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

By Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

First assortment in a single volume.  Seventeen brief stories of the Liaden Universe® introduced jointly for the 1st time. area opera and romance on a grand scale in a galaxy jam-packed with interstellar buying and selling clans.
Thirty-three shorter stories of the Liaden Universe® introduced jointly for the 1st time in mega-volumes.  Seventeen stories first of all in quantity One!

The nationally best-selling Liaden Universe® novels are precious by means of house opera aficionados for his or her wit, world-building, powerful characterizations, soft romance, and edge-of-the-chair action.

because 1995, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller additionally created shorter stories, illuminating extra features of the Liaden adventure. here's a immense tapestry of stories of the scouts, artists, investors, priestesses, sleight of hand magicians, and pilots who fill the Liaden Universe® with the thrill, motion, and romance that readers of the hit sequence have come to adore. 

Celebrating 25 Years of the Liaden Universe®

 About the Liaden Universe® series:
“Every every now and then you return throughout an writer, or consequently, a couple, who write precisely what you must learn, the characters and personalities that make you get pleasure from assembly them. . . . I not often rave on and on approximately tales, yet i'm dedicated to Lee and Miller novels and stories.” —Anne McCaffrey

“These authors constantly convey tales with a wealthy, textured atmosphere, difficult plotting, and bright, attention-grabbing characters from fully-realized cultures, either human and alien, and every publication will get better.”–Elizabeth Moon

“[A] prompt, robust choose. . .a fast paced army and political thriller.”—Midwest e-book assessment on Ghost Ship

“[D]elightful tales of event and romance set in a miles destiny. . .space opera milieu. It’s all a slightly heady mixture of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Millier’s personal distinct touches making all of it sparkle and sizzle. somebody whose style runs towards SF within the precise romantic culture can’t support yet just like the Liaden Universe.”—Analog

“[T]he many enthusiasts of the Liad universe will welcome the latest…continuing younger pilot Theo Waitley’s
adventures.” – Booklist on Saltation

“[A]ficionados of clever house opera could be completely entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.” –Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller’s renowned Liaden® mystery, I Dare<b></b>

Show description

Read or Download A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 1 PDF

Best science fiction books

Jupiter War (Owner Trilogy, Book 3)

Alan Saul is now half human and half desktop, and our sun procedure isn't large enough to carry him. He craves the celebrities, yet can't depart but. His sister Var is trapped on Mars, at the fallacious aspect of a uprising, and Saul's human part won't permit her die. He needs to go away Argus Station to degree a perilous rescue -- yet mutiny is brewing on board, as Saul's robots make his group consider more and more redundant.

Heir to the Jedi (Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, Book 3)

Decades in the past in a galaxy some distance, distant. . . .

A exciting new experience set among a brand new wish and The Empire moves again, and--for the 1st time ever--written completely from Luke Skywalker's first-person element of view.

Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the dying megastar has made him not just a hero of the insurgent Alliance yet a important asset within the ongoing conflict opposed to the Empire. although he’s far from gaining knowledge of the facility of the strength, there’s no denying his extra special talents as a pilot—and within the eyes of insurgent leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s not anyone larger certified to hold out a bold rescue undertaking an important to the Alliance cause.

A exceptional alien cryptographer popular for her skill to breach even the main complicated communications structures is being detained via Imperial brokers made up our minds to use her extraordinary abilities for the Empire’s reasons. however the potential spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s prepared to hitch their attempt in alternate for being reunited along with her kinfolk. It’s a chance to realize a severe side opposed to the Empire that’s too helpful to move up. It’s additionally a role that calls for the section of shock. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 switch their trusty X-wing fighter for a swish area yacht piloted via brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech rich person, who’s obtained a rating of her personal to settle with the Empire.

Challenged by way of ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, cruel bounty hunters, and gigantic brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on right into a high-stakes espionage operation that would push his skills as a insurgent fighter and would-be Jedi to the restrict. If ever he wanted the knowledge of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him via possibility, it’s now. yet Luke must depend upon himself, his neighbors, and his personal burgeoning dating with the strength to outlive.


In a global the place international relations has develop into famous person, a tender ambassador survives an assassination test and needs to sign up for with an undercover paparazzo in a race to avoid wasting her existence, spin the tale, and safe the way forward for her younger kingdom during this near-future political mystery from the acclaimed writer of Mechanique and the women at Kingfisher membership.

Judge (The Wess'har Wars, Book 6)

The Eqbas have come, bringing justice, swap, wish to a couple . . . and loss of life to many.

Seeking to punish the human gethes who prompted the close to destruction of an ocean-dwelling race within the far away Cavanagh’s superstar method, the Eqbas have eventually landed on the earth. yet one other, both very important legal responsibility has drawn them around the galaxy: the salvation of this environmentally ravaged global, a venture that may entail the annihilation of billions of humans.

Former police officer Shan Frankland has come as well—along along with her lifemates, one alien and one human—carrying in her blood the parasite that makes her almost immortal. notwithstanding she as soon as vowed by no means to allow the strong contagion achieve the homeworld she left approximately a century in the past, she feels forced to play an lively position within the unfolding drama—and to stick to the catastrophic occasions that experience devastated civilizations and outlined her existence to their surprising, inevitable finish.

Extra info for A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 1

Sample text

She realized, all at once, that he was handsome. She dismounted and tethered her bowhorn, then got her cloak. They went into the bushes and mated there. The ground was stony. The leaves had a fresh spring smell. As for Enshi, he was a little awkward, but perfectly adequate. When they were done, he rolled over on his back. “Is that what it’s like? I expected more. Still . ” He looked at her. His gray eyes were halfshut. He reached out and touched her gently. ” He made a low ruh noise in the back of his throat, then shut his eyes completely and went to sleep.

Enshi stared at her. ” Nia scratched her head. “I don’t know. ” Enshi made the gesture of affirmation. “I get my salt from him. I used to, anyway. ” Nia opened her mouth. Enshi looked at her. His eyes were half-closed. He looked thoughtful, almost clever. “You want me to tell you where he is. I won’t. If you came this far to see him, then you’re likely to go farther and leave me here alone, feeling stupid. I don’t intend to let go of you, Nia. ” “You certainly are talkative,” Nia said. 19 Eleanor Arnason—A Woman of the Iron People [e-reads] Enshi made the gesture of agreement.

It smelled of the new vegetation. She thought, I will go today, before the lust gets any stronger. I will ride until I forget this terrible winter. She turned and looked at Hua. “I know,” the old woman said. “I sometimes wish I still felt the lust. Then I think, I must be crazy to want a thing like that. ” She packed her saddlebags and went to find her favorite bowhorn. By noon she was on her way. Her bowhorn was restless and wanted to run. She let it. After a while it slowed, then stopped. Nia looked around.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 12 votes