Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Agent of Change by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56

Rules:
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


2002 Edition
I am in the midst of a re-read of all of the Liaden Universe books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. I am trying to read them in order of the internal chronology of the series and I have come to Agent of Change. This is actually the first book that was written in the Liaden Universe. It was originally written in 1988. It is a science fiction romance that is also filled with adventure and danger.


Here is the product description:
Two tough-but-tender characters with a bright future—if they live that long.

Terran Miri Robertson was a mercenary, but she retired to a cushy job as a private bodyguard. What she didn’t know was that her client had powerful enemies. Now he’s dead, and they’re after her.
Beginning:
The man who was not Terrence O'Grady had come quietly.

And that, Sam insisted, was clear proof. Terry had never done anything quietly in his life if there was a way to get a fight out of it. 
Friday 56 (estimated):
Liz snorted, eyes softening. "How much trouble are you in?"

"More'n last week, less than next. You know how it goes."
1988 Edition
This one is actually a deal for the early publications of the Liaden Universe books. You can get a "new" copy from Amazon Marketplace of the 2002 publication of the book for only $11.00. I wouldn't though because you can get a recent printing from Sharon and Steve's current publisher - Baen Books - entitled The Agent Gambit which also includes the continuing adventures of Miri and Val Con in the story Carpe Diem for $9.52.


Of course, you can also check out eBay and get a copy of the 1988 edition for a buy it now price of $14.99 if that sort of thing excites you.


As for me, I have the 1988 version, the 2002 version, the 2000 omnibus Partners in Necessity which includes this story, The Agent Gambit and a copy of the book on my Kindle. This is a series that I re-read frequently. I also want to support the authors and never want to be without a copy of this book.


9 comments:

  1. Love the 56 quote! Sounds like some of my weeks. :-)

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  2. LOL sounds like a fun read!
    Thanks for participating!

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  3. Hi!
    I've never heard of this series. I'll have to check it out. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/lots-to-say-today.html

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  4. I confess that I am not much of a Sci-Fi fan but I did notice the Princess Leia look-a-like hair-do on the cover. Tee-hee. Goes to show the depth of my Sci-Fi reading. You may be interested in the book I reviewed for my participation in this week's meme, though I am trying to decide if the book is appropriate for Middle school kids.

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  5. This is a news series for me. I've not heard it. I might like it from the beginning....

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  6. I've read a few Liaden books but not this one. That beginning sounds like fun!

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  7. I like that beginning. It raises all kinds of questions. :)

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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