Balance of Trade (Liaden)

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When he is unexpectedly apprenticed to a Laiden ship, Terran Jethri Gobelyn, hired to bridge the gap between two rival clans, learns a valuable lesson in diplomacy when the balance of trade falls on his shoulders. Original.

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This stand-alone novel in the Liaden UniverseŽ is a story from the early days of trade between Terrans and Liadens.

About the Author:

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller live in the rolling hills of Central Maine. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, they met several times before taking the hint and formalizing the team in 1979. They removed to Maine with cats, books, and music following the completion of Carpe Diem, their third novel.

Their short fiction, written both jointly and singly, has appeared or will appear in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Catfantastic, Such a Pretty Face, Murder and Magic, Absolute Magnitude, 3SF, and several incarnations of Amazing.

Meisha Merlin Publishing has or will be publishing ten novels cleverly disguised as seven books in Steve and Sharon's Liaden Universe® — Partners in Necessity, Plan B, Pilots Choice, I Dare, Balance of Trade and two as yet untitled —The Tomorrow Log, first of the Gem ser'Edreth adventures, and Low Port, edited by Sharon and Steve. Sharon has also seen a mystery novel, Barnburner, published by Embiid.

I Dare has been an Amazon.com and a Locus magazine bestseller. Pilots Choice was a finalist for the Pearl Award; and both Scout's Progress and Local Custom (included in Pilots Choice) won the first and second place (respectively) Prism Award for best SF Romance of 2001.

Both Sharon and Steve have seen their non-fiction work and reviews published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Steve was the founding curator of the University of Maryland's Kuhn Library Science Fiction Research Collection, and former Nebula Award juror. Sharon served three years as the executive director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and is the current president of that organization.

Sharon's interests include music, pine cone collecting, and seashores. Steve also enjoys music, plays chess, and collects cat whiskers. Both spend way too much time playing on the internet.

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