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Pilot's Choice

(2000)
(A book in the Liaden Universe Omnibus series)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Lee and Miller mix a compelling fictional society governed by a strict code of honor with romantic, funny, touchingly real characters and great storytelling in "Pilots Choice". Its two tales are prequels to "Partners in Necessity", the long-awaited reprinting of their first three novels, Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change, and Carpe Diem. You need not have read their other books before diving into this one. But be warned: you may read straight through until you've finished the sequel to Partners, "Plan B". In Local Custom, Er Thom yos'Galen is at odds with his duty: to match with a proper Liaden bride and provide clan Korval with an heir. His mother observes, "You have consistently refused every contract-alliance the head of your line has brought to your attention for the past three years. Permit me to wonder why." Er Thom can't forget Terran scholar Anne Davis, though they agreed to part. Revisiting her one last time he finds Shan yos'Galen, his son. Shan needs Liaden training and Korval needs his skills. Anne loves Er Thom and knows he risks his melant'i (honor, reputation) if he takes a Terran wife. But she won't be parted from her son. Er Thom and Anne are aided by Er Thom's cousin and foster brother, the Delm (head) of Korval, Daav yos'Phelium. Scout's Progress finds Daav facing contract-marriage himself. Then he meets Aelliana Caylon, a gifted mathematician who needs a pilot's license. Daav becomes her copilot and instructor. Aelliana begins to plan a future far from Liad and her sadistic older brother, Ran Eld, heir to the Delm of her clan. She doesn't know that her friend Daav can't leave with her, and is promised to another woman.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pilots Choice
Author(s): Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Michael Herring
ISBN: 1-892065-11-8 / 978-1-892065-11-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Meisha Merlin Pub
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Paperback Editions

February 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pilots Choice Liaden Universe Adventures
Author(s): Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
ISBN: 1-892065-02-9 / 978-1-892065-02-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU