counter Change State - Free Download Books
Hot Best Seller

Change State

Availability: Ready to download

Includes two stories set in far corners of the Liaden Universe®.Short story "Command Decision," which first appeared in the anthology Release the Virgins, features Bjarni, a man with a nose for 'shroom, improbably standing at the intersection of change and tradition.Novella "Dead Men Dream," is original to this chapbook, and harks back to the time of Lee and Miller's novel Includes two stories set in far corners of the Liaden Universe®.Short story "Command Decision," which first appeared in the anthology Release the Virgins, features Bjarni, a man with a nose for 'shroom, improbably standing at the intersection of change and tradition.Novella "Dead Men Dream," is original to this chapbook, and harks back to the time of Lee and Miller's novel Trade Secret. What is life after death, after all, if not an adventure?


Compare

Includes two stories set in far corners of the Liaden Universe®.Short story "Command Decision," which first appeared in the anthology Release the Virgins, features Bjarni, a man with a nose for 'shroom, improbably standing at the intersection of change and tradition.Novella "Dead Men Dream," is original to this chapbook, and harks back to the time of Lee and Miller's novel Includes two stories set in far corners of the Liaden Universe®.Short story "Command Decision," which first appeared in the anthology Release the Virgins, features Bjarni, a man with a nose for 'shroom, improbably standing at the intersection of change and tradition.Novella "Dead Men Dream," is original to this chapbook, and harks back to the time of Lee and Miller's novel Trade Secret. What is life after death, after all, if not an adventure?

30 review for Change State

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lis Carey

    Two Liaden stories, "Dead Men Dream," an original story providing a follow-up on two characters from Trade Secret, and "Command Decision," which originally appeared in an anthology. Bar Jan chel'Gaiban Clan Rinork is the young Trader who challenged Jethri to a duel, for various poorly-thought-out reasons of resentment, and lost. It's a serious embarrassment for his clan, and his Delm declares him dead, and puts him off the ship at Port Chavvy Station. His servant, Khana vo'Daran Clan Baling, choo Two Liaden stories, "Dead Men Dream," an original story providing a follow-up on two characters from Trade Secret, and "Command Decision," which originally appeared in an anthology. Bar Jan chel'Gaiban Clan Rinork is the young Trader who challenged Jethri to a duel, for various poorly-thought-out reasons of resentment, and lost. It's a serious embarrassment for his clan, and his Delm declares him dead, and puts him off the ship at Port Chavvy Station. His servant, Khana vo'Daran Clan Baling, chooses to go with him, and is also declared dead. Bar Jan's arm was also smashed, as further punishment, and initially on Port Chavvy, Khana has to do the foraging for food, news, and all else they need. Bar Jan can go out, but is reluctant to do so more than necessary. In the course of "Dead Men Dream," Khana and Bar Jan, permanently excluded from the Liaden culture they have spent their whole lives in, need to create new identities and lives for themselves. In the course of that struggle, they form a new relationship with each other, as equals and friends. "Command Decision" is a story of the mercenary troop where Major Lizardi is the intel officer, but this isn't her story. They're on a planet where, every decade, "the Ripple" remakes the agriculture of the world, and there is very serious religious ceremony around this. The mercenaries are there to ensure that everything goes peacefully, that pilgrims can make their pilgrimage, and the tiny group that has to manage the Ripple is not seized by one of the rival powers. This is complicated by the fact that the language as well as the culture of the planet is unfamiliar--Bjarni, a logistics officer, is the only member of the mercenary force who has been on the planet before. He's going to become far more involved in the Ripple and its ritual than he expects It's a fun little story, very enjoyable. Recommended. I bought this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Carrigan

    Chapbook in the Liaden Universe, with two stories. The first story is much longer than the second, and shows us what became of a key but minor character from Trade Secret after his delm declared him dead. This is a new story not published elsewhere. The second story was originally published in the anthology Release the Virgins edited by Michael A. Ventrella. Both stories are worth reading but as all the chapbooks they are meant to add depth to the universe. Chapbook in the Liaden Universe, with two stories. The first story is much longer than the second, and shows us what became of a key but minor character from Trade Secret after his delm declared him dead. This is a new story not published elsewhere. The second story was originally published in the anthology Release the Virgins edited by Michael A. Ventrella. Both stories are worth reading but as all the chapbooks they are meant to add depth to the universe.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sctechsorceress

    Very good! As usual, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have done a wonderful job. I really enjoy these short works, because they usually give a look into the universe they have created, that is sometimes missing from the novels - a look into the world as seen by people who are not primary characters. These are folks who have a different perspective on life.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Ramage

    Two shorter tales from these masters of science fiction. The first, the name story for this collection, tells the story of the redemption of a character from an earlier book who was an antagonist for that tale. The second told of an adventure in the early career of the woman who commanded the mercenary unit important in earlier books.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Red

    Two stories, the first Dead Men Dream is a novella new in this chapbook. THe second, Command Decision is a previously published short story. Both are very well written (of course!) Dead Men continues the story with two minor characters from Traders Leap. Command Decision is a snapshot of a mission with the mercenary group that Miri used to belong to, Lizardi’s Lizzards. So nice to be back in the Liadan universe again.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    Always satisfying Lee and Miller reprint one story from the multi-author anthology "Release the Virgins" and offer one longer story to follow up with characters from "Trade Secret". As always, satisfying glimpses of characters we've met already, and important choices for happiness. Always satisfying Lee and Miller reprint one story from the multi-author anthology "Release the Virgins" and offer one longer story to follow up with characters from "Trade Secret". As always, satisfying glimpses of characters we've met already, and important choices for happiness.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marti

    Every Lee & Miller story is like a longed for and beloved visit home. Command Decision is a short story full of wonder. Change State is a beautiful tale of what may happen when one works hard and tries to create a positive attitude. Enjoy!

  8. 5 out of 5

    KDinSC

    Excellent! The first one made my heart happy! I love a good redemption story! (Spinoff from Jethri's story)! I love the second one in the anthology, and enjoyed revisiting it here too, thank you! Excellent! The first one made my heart happy! I love a good redemption story! (Spinoff from Jethri's story)! I love the second one in the anthology, and enjoyed revisiting it here too, thank you!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carol DeVoss

    Another book for a hungry reader! Change State was enjoyable. I loved Jethri's story. This is a happy footnote to that one. There is never a bored moment to any Liaden story. Thank you| I always enjoy the Liaden Universe books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Another book for a hungry reader! Change State was enjoyable. I loved Jethri's story. This is a happy footnote to that one. There is never a bored moment to any Liaden story. Thank you| I always enjoy the Liaden Universe books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rita C

    Two good stories. The first offers a redemption arc for a previously villainous side character and the second is a mini adventure with Liz Lizardi as a side character, before she was a commander of her own troops. Both add something to the canon of the universe.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Handler

    Liaden, need I say more? Everything that Steve Miller, Sharon Lee, or Lee and Miller together have written is pure gold. Whether they’re taking you to outer space, or keeping you snuggled into Maine, their stories and characters ring true.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Shae Erisson

    this was quite an unexpected twist from the earlier part of the story this wonderful twist brought tears to my eyes

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kalima

    Another satisfying visit to two interesting locales in the Liaden Universe with diverse characters.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mary Good

    Fantastic! I love the Liaden Universe! Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have done it again! Both stories were fantastic! Read it now!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Anderson

    The first story was pretty good, 4 star. The second story was boring and bad (imo), 2 star.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn Villa

  17. 5 out of 5

    Caroll Ambrose

  18. 4 out of 5

    Vana

  19. 4 out of 5

    Diana

  20. 5 out of 5

    Emile De

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Stein

  23. 5 out of 5

    Barry Melius

  24. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  25. 4 out of 5

    Miriam

  26. 4 out of 5

    Barb

  27. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Little

  28. 5 out of 5

    SandyBetsy Kunzer

  29. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn M. Smith

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Fuhrmann

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.