Synopses & Reviews
THE NATIONALLY BEST-SELLING LIADEN UNIVERSE SERIES CONTINUES
. Sequel to national bestseller The Gathering Edge.
Menace from the Dust of Time
For hundreds of years, the Complex Logic Laws have made sentient space ships illegal. However, not all Free Ships and other AIs obeyed orders to self-destruct. They merely became wary of humans, and stayed under their scans. Soon, a clandestine support network grew up. Hidden yards were built to manufacture new smart ships, and specially tained humans known as mentors helped ease new intelligences into the universe.
Among those with a stake in the freedom of Independent Logics is Theo Waitley, captain of intelligent ship Bechimo. Theo's brother, Val Con yos'Phelium, presides over a household that employs an AI butler. Recently, he approved the "birth" of the butler's child, who was sent, with human mentor Tolly Jones, to rescue or destroy an orphaned AI abandoned at a remote space station. Then there's Uncle, the shadowy mastermind from the Old Universe, whose many projects often skirt the boundaries of law. And the puppet-masters at the Lyre Institute, whose history is just as murky--and a good deal less honorable.
All have an interest in the newly-awakening Self-Aware Logic that is rumored to have the power to destroy universes.
The question is: Who will get to it first?
"As always, this intelligent space opera focuses on matters of manners, honor, duty, and clever repartee; violence is rarely the solution, and subtlety wins out over overt force. . . . Neogenesis] provides thoroughly satisfying progression or resolution for multiple threads and will feel comfortably familiar for fans of Korval's escapades."--Publishers Weekly
About Dragon in Exile
" S]prawling and satisfying. . . . Space opera mixes with social engineering, influenced by Regency-era manners and delicate notions of honor. . . . I]t's like spending time with old friends . . ."--Publishers Weekly
About Necessity's Child
"Compelling and wondrous, as sharp and graceful as Damascus steel, Necessity's Child is a terrific addition to Lee & Miller's addictive series."--#1 New York Times best seller, Patricia Briggs
About the Liaden Universe(R) series:
"Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories."--Anne McCaffrey
"These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better."--Elizabeth Moon
" D]elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future. . .space opera milieu. It's all a rather heady mix of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Miller's own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle. Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition can't help but like the Liaden Universe."--Analog
" T]he many fans of the Liaden universe will welcome the latest...continuing young pilot Theo Waitley's adventures."--Booklist on Saltation
" A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . . T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch."--Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller's popular Liaden Universe(R) thriller, I Dare