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Low port
Lee, Sharon, 1952-
First MM Pub. edition.
Publication Information:
Atlanta, GA : Meisha Merlin, [2003]

Physical Description:
354 pages ; 22 cm
Voyeur / Eric Witchey -- Digger don't take no requests / John Teehan -- The gate between hope and glory / Holly Phillips -- Riis run / eluki bes shahar -- Bidding the walrus / Lawrence M. Schoen -- The gift / Laura J. Underwood -- The dock to heaven / L.E. Modesitt, Jr. -- Find a pin / Ru Emerson -- Sailing to the temple / Alan Smale -- The pilgrim trade / Mark W. Tiedemann -- More to glory / Patrice Sarath -- Gonna boogie with Granny Time / Sharon Lee -- Angel's kitchen / Chris Szego -- Lair of the lesbian love goddess / Edward McKeown -- Contraband / Nathan Archer -- Spinacre's war / Lee Martindale -- Bottom of the food chain / Jody Lynn Nye -- Zappa for bardog / Joe Murphy -- The times she went away / Paul E. Martens -- Scream angel / Douglas Smith.

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PS648.S3 L637 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

Sharon Lee is an author 'Writing from Maine'. She has written fiction in three genres -- fantasy, science fiction, and mystery.

Sharon is the only person to have served as executive director, vice president, and president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA).

Lee's books are award winners. Scout's Progress was the first place winner of the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002 and was chosen by the Romantic Times book reviewers as Best Science Fiction novel of 2002; Local Custom placed second for the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002; Balance of Trade received the Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction novel of 2004. Sharon writes extensively in the Liaden Universe.

Sharon Lee lives in Maine with her husband and co-author Steve Miller.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Warning to fans of Lee and Miller's Liaden: this anthology isn't focused on that universe's Low Ports, much as readers might like to see them at center stage for once. Rather, these stories are about the low ports of many worlds, comprising a sort of universe of scruffy towns like Mos Eisley on Tattoine in Star Wars, particularly the back streets and dreary cantinas of such places. As in almost any anthology, the contents' quality varies. But the idea behind the whole enterprise is to tell the stories of folks who usually play small parts in the background; that is, when authors don't neglect them entirely. Despite the p.c. flavor that such a theme often generates, the 20 authors involved here produce a number of original settings and some high-quality characterizations. Pay particular attention to the contributions of eluki bes shahar (aka Rosemary Edghill), Edward McKeown, Jody Lynn Nye, Laura J. Underwood, and, in one of his relatively rare appearances at shorter-than-novel length, L. E. Modesitt. --Frieda Murray Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

For this unexpectedly rewarding SF/fantasy anthology, editors Lee and Miller (the Liaden Universe Adventures) take an offbeat if not especially compelling premise, focusing on writing that features characters who remain in the background of most fiction-street musicians, customs agents, bar owners, social workers, etc. The 20 contributors, mostly newcomers, all suggest that everyone is worth more than a fast glance and that everyone sometimes has a chance to make serious choices. Some preach sentimentally about these truths. But others offer memorable, thought-provoking stories, with settings ranging from alternate worlds (Laura J. Underwood's "The Gift") to urban homelessness (Ru Emerson's "Find a Pin"), from ancient Japan (Alan Smale's "Sailing to the Temple") to interstellar space (eluki bes shahar's "Riis Run"). There's a surprising amount of humor, and, nestled among usually upbeat tales, one lovely piece of blackhearted cynicism, Joe Murphy's "Zappa for Bardog." If the writers' names are largely unfamiliar, here's a good place to sample their work, to see what they can do when a fresh idea intrigues them. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved