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Balance of trade : a Liaden Universe novel
Lee, Sharon, 1952-
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First MM Pub. edition.
Publication Information:
Atlanta : Meisha Merlin Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
457 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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X Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy

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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

Liaden universe fans will be happy to see the latest adventure set there, though it occurs more than two centuries before the adventures of Shan yos'Galan and family, who are more regular series protagonists. Youngethri Gobelyn, from a family of Terran traders, does a service for a Liaden master trader and is taken on as her apprentice. That honor isn't appreciated by all Liadens or all Terrans, including some members ofethri's family. Far too many Liadens regard Terrans as louts and barbarians, and in Terran lore Liadens can't be trusted--except to play dirty tricks. Lee and Miller's latest is the well-constructed story of a young man coming of age in the midst of a sometimes deadly clash of cultures. Longtime Liaden fans will relish learning some of the history that produced the worlds they already know. Perhaps this book's only fault is that it is primarily those already well acquainted with Liaden who will most enjoy it. In any event, it shows plenty of Lee and Miller's customary intelligent storytelling. --Frieda Murray Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

A Liaden Universe Novel, Jethri Gobelyn, who's just your average Terran, does his best to survive a galactic culture clash. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved