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Steve Miller (1) (1950–2024)

Author of Agent of Change

For other authors named Steve Miller, see the disambiguation page.

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Series

Works by Steve Miller

Agent of Change (1988) 802 copies
Plan B (1999) 676 copies
Crystal Soldier (2005) 654 copies
I Dare (2002) 604 copies
Balance of Trade (2004) 590 copies
Fledgling (2009) 585 copies
Conflict of Honors (1988) 570 copies
Carpe Diem (1989) 529 copies
Local Custom (2000) 499 copies
Crystal Dragon (2006) 496 copies
Partners in Necessity (2000) 461 copies
Scout's Progress (2001) 440 copies
Saltation (2010) 437 copies
Ghost Ship (2011) 377 copies
Mouse and Dragon (2010) 372 copies
The Tomorrow Log (2003) 347 copies
Dragon Ship (2012) 312 copies
Necessity's Child (2013) 292 copies
Pilots Choice (2001) 287 copies
Trade Secret (2013) 261 copies
Dragon in Exile (2015) 237 copies
Alliance of Equals (2016) — Author — 202 copies
The Gathering Edge (2017) — Author — 193 copies
Duainfey (2008) 188 copies
Neogenesis (2018) — Author — 165 copies
The Dragon Variation (1988) 157 copies
Low Port (2003) — Editor — 157 copies
Accepting the Lance (2019) — Author — 151 copies
A Liaden Universe ® Constellation: Volume 3 (2015) — Author — 138 copies
A Liaden Universe ® Constellation: Volume 2 (2014) — Author — 134 copies
Trader's Leap (2020) 121 copies
Sword of Orion (2005) 121 copies
Longeye (2009) 120 copies
The Agent Gambit (2011) 116 copies
Korval's Game (2011) 114 copies
The Crystal Variation (2011) 112 copies
With Stars Underfoot (2004) 87 copies
Halfling Moon (2009) — Author — 81 copies
Two Tales of Korval (1995) — Author — 80 copies
Misfits (2007) — Author — 77 copies
A Liaden Universe ® Constellation: Volume 4 (2019) — Author — 76 copies
Duty Bound (1999) — Author — 74 copies
Allies (2006) — Author — 73 copies
Dragon Tide (2007) — Author — 68 copies
Necessary Evils (2005) — Author — 67 copies
Quiet Knives [omnibus] (2003) — Author — 67 copies
Certain Symmetry (2000) — Author — 66 copies
Eidolon (2008) — Author — 65 copies
Fellow Travelers (1998) — Author — 64 copies
Skyblaze (2011) — Author — 63 copies
Changeling (2001) — Author — 62 copies
Loose Cannon (2001) — Author — 60 copies
Trading in Futures (2001) — Author — 52 copies
Shadows and Shades (2002) — Author — 50 copies
Calamity's Child (2006) — Author — 45 copies
Courier Run (2011) — Author — 40 copies
Shout of Honor (2019) 40 copies
Legacy Systems (2012) — Author — 37 copies
Sleeping with the Enemy (2016) — Author — 35 copies
Fortune's Favors (2019) — Author — 35 copies
Master Walk (2003) — Author — 34 copies
Technical Details (2013) — Author — 33 copies
Due Diligence (2017) — Author — 31 copies
The Cat's Job (2002) — Author — 30 copies
Degrees of Separation (2018) — Author — 29 copies
Change Management (2017) 29 copies
Moon's Honor (2013) — Author — 23 copies
The Naming of Kinzel (1998) — Author — 23 copies
Quiet Magic (2011) — Author — 21 copies
Double Vision (2009) — Author — 20 copies
Heirs to Trouble (2017) 17 copies
Cultivar (2017) 15 copies
Chariot to the Stars (1997) 12 copies
The Wrong Lance (2020) 11 copies
Liaden Unibus I 11 copies
Liaden Unibus II — Author — 10 copies
Reflections on Tinsori Light (2012) — Author — 5 copies
TimeRags II (2011) 4 copies
The Web of the Trident (2007) — Author — 3 copies
Wise Child 3 copies
Kin Ties 2 copies
Moonphase 2 copies
Naratha’s Shadow (2000) 2 copies
Where the Goddess Sends {ss} — Author — 2 copies
Chimera 2 copies
Block Party 2 copies
Tomorrow Log and Dragon Tide — Author — 2 copies
Eleutherios 2 copies
Balance of Trade [short story] — Author — 1 copy
Code of Honor (2016) 1 copy
Korvals Nemesis (2013) 1 copy
This House (novelette) (2002) 1 copy
Heirloom (2002) 1 copy
Roving Gambler {ss} (2015) 1 copy
Phoenix [short story] (2001) 1 copy
A Matter of Dreams (1999) 1 copy

Associated Works

Women of War (2005) — Contributor — 133 copies
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (2013) — Contributor — 132 copies
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003) — Contributor — 126 copies
Warrior Women (2015) — Contributor — 91 copies
More Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home (2000) — Contributor — 86 copies
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Contributor — 72 copies
Such A Pretty Face (2000) — Contributor — 64 copies
Barnburner (2002) — Cover design, some editions — 40 copies
Star Destroyers (2018) — Contributor — 31 copies
Alien Artifacts (2016) — Contributor — 30 copies
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Contributor — 24 copies
Free Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 23 copies
Free Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 20 copies
Derelict (2021) — Author — 16 copies
The Razor's Edge (2018) — Contributor — 13 copies
Free Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 12 copies
Release the Virgins (2019) — Contributor — 10 copies
The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 3 (2017) — Contributor — 9 copies
Free Stories 2016 (2016) — Contributor, some editions — 6 copies
Free Stories 2015 (2015) — Contributor, some editions — 6 copies
Cats in Space (2015) — Introduction — 5 copies
Fantastic stories of the imagination (2012) — Contributor — 2 copies
The DNA Helix: Short Stories (2003) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Miller, Steven Richard
Birthdate
1950-07-31
Date of death
2024-02-20
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Places of residence
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Skowhegan, Maine, USA
Winslow, Maine, USA
Waterville, Maine, USA
Education
Franklin Senior High School, Baltimore
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Bx)
Clarion West Writers Workshop (1973)
Relationships
Lee, Sharon (widow)
Organizations
Dreams Garth and Book Castle, Inc. (cofounder)
SRM Publisher (founder)
Short biography
Steve Miller is a science fiction writer, editor, publisher, fan, librarian, and computer guy. A 1973 alumnus of Clarion West, he was Founding Curator of SF for the UMBC SF Research Collection, and has been active in science fiction fandom since the late 60s when a series of book reviews and articles for in Texas publications convinced people the Maryland resident was an Aggie. A longtime part of the SF community, Steve's work as a fan included pubbing his own zine, concom work on BaltiCon, Artkane, and other Eastern regional conventions, and acting as Vice Chair of the Baltimore in 80 WorldCon bid. Steve has attended well over two hundred conventions in the US as fan and pro including more than a dozen Guest of Honor appearances from coast to coast and many dozen panel appearances.

His first pro fiction sales were to Ted White at Amazing in the 1970s. More recently, he's co-author (with wife Sharon Lee) of the award-winning Liaden Universe(R) series as well as other novels and short stories. In the late 80's Steve started BPLAN Virtuals, an early ebook company known for Disk-Top Publishing; over the years his work has appeared in e-format through Embiid and Baen Webscriptions while Baen, Ace, Del Rey, and others have been the paper publishers.

Steve was also founder and publisher of SRM Publisher Ltd, a small press based in Maine, which produced dozens of genre and genre-related titles since 1995 and 2011. PinbeamBooks.com, an ebook publisher, takes up his nonwriting time these days. (From his Amazon page)

Members

Reviews

Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee is part of the science fiction series entitled The Liaden Universe but this particular book has more in common with a romance novel than science fiction. Continuing on from the last book I read, Scout’s Progress, we delve deeper into the relationship between Daav yos’Phellium, leader of Clan Korval and Aelliana Caylon.

After the horrific ending of the last book, Aelliana is placed in the hands of the Healers who bring her back to full health and even work on removing some of the past trauma scars. It is discovered that she and Daav are meant to be lifemates, but Aelliana has been so damaged from the abuse that she suffered at the hands of her family that she needs to work on herself first. This book shows how she grows from a timid, fearful girl into a strong, confident woman capable of piloting a space ship. I loved this couple and how they allowed their connection to grow naturally.

This is a difficult review to write without spoilers but overall this was a much slower moving book that others in the series as there wasn’t a lot of action. I did enjoy the setting of this one and learning a lot more about the manners and expected behavior of Liadens. Mouse and Dragon had some very moving scenes, and I look forward to continuing with the intricate plots and colorful characters.
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DeltaQueen50 | 15 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
New to Lee's books as I am, I'm still sorry to hand this one two stars. The quality of the writing still notched higher than most, and the customs and characters had their moment. I could almost hear the heartbeat of a vast and well constructed universe behind the story, but I feel the plot failed to achieve its potential. Parts were confusing, unexplained and the pacing was uneven.

Final Word: A lesser installment to a wonderful series.
 
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TashaBookStuff | 20 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
Great book, but dont read this one first.
 
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jrnedraw | 10 other reviews | Oct 20, 2023 |
A story of the Yxtrang ambassador who appeared as a minor character in one of the novels. In this novella he works with a mercenary captain to uncover a plot on a space station.

re-read 8/8/2023
 
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catseyegreen | 4 other reviews | Aug 9, 2023 |

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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
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Favorited
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