Sharon Lee is the name of a Maryland-born American scribbler. Lee, who was born in September 1952, is a sexagenarian. Her birth name is Sharon Lee Backof and she schooled at Parkville Senior High School and at the University of Maryland. Lee is currently domiciled in Maine; her love for the place is seen in some of her books which are set in the backdrop of Maine. Sharon Lee was influenced by various including Ray Bradbury, Christopher Stasheff, and Georgette Heyer. She has worked as a secretary, copy writer and editor, photojournalist, and book reviewer among other occupations.
Order of Liaden Universe Series
|1||Conflict of Honors||1988|
|2||Agent of Change||1988|
|6||Partners In Necessity||2000|
|10||Balance of Trade||2004|
|15||The Dragon Variation||2010|
|17||The Cat's Job||2010|
|18||Mouse and Dragon||2010|
|19||The Agent Gambit||2011|
|25||Dragon in Exile||2015|
|26||Alliance of Equals||2016|
|27||The Gathering Edge||2017|
Order of Adventures in the Liaden Universe Series
|1||Two Tales of Korval||2011|
|5||With Stars Underfoot||2011|
|9||Shadows and Shades||2011|
|15||Trading in Futures||2011|
|22||Sleeping with the Enemy||2016|
Order of Liaden Universe - Collection Series
|1||Liaden Universe ® Companion [Volume One]||2005|
|2||Liaden Universe® Companion [Volume Two]||2007|
|3||A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume I||2013|
|4||A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 2||2013|
|5||A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 3||2015|
Order of Jennifer Pierce Maine Mystery Series
Order of Duainfey Series
Order of Archers Beach Series
|5||The Gift of Magic||2015|
Order of Sharon Lee Short Story Collections Series
|1||The Naming of Kinzel||1987|
|6||Endeavors of Will||2011|
Order of Beneath Strange Skies Series
|1||Sword of Orion||2005|
Order of Gem Ser'Edreth Series
|1||The Tomorrow Log||2003|
Order of Sharon Lee Short Stories
|1||The Day They Brought the Bears to Belfast||2012|
|2||Reflections on Tinsori Light||2012|
Order of Sharon Lee Standalone Novels
|1||The Litter Critter||2011|
Order of Sharon Lee Non-Fiction Books
Sharon Lee is most notably renowned for co-authoring the Liaden Universe series, alongside her husband and fellow writer Steve Miller. Lee, who is a self-declared introvert, debuted in 1980. Lee’s debut book is titled A Matter of Ceremony. Her niche is especially romance, science fiction (specifically, space opera), and contemporary fantasy genres.
Sharon Lee Awards
Sharon Lee and her co-author Steve Miller have clinched several awards over the years, especially between 2002 and 2012. For instance, in 2011, author Lee was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards, in the Best Science Fiction category, by virtue of her book titled Ghost Ship; the said novel is the third and fifteenth book in the Theo Watley series and Laiden Universe series, respectively.
In 2012, the duo clinched the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, which is alternatively know as the Skylark. While presenting the award, New England Science Fiction Association opined that both Sharon Lee and Steve Miller won the award by virtue of their commendable contribution to the science fiction genre in the style of the late novelist Edward Elmer Smith, whom the award is named after.
In 2011, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s 2009 book called Fledgling, which is the first and twelfth in the Theo Watley and Laiden Universe series, was among the finalists for The Hal Clemency Award, in the Best Young Adult Science Fiction category. In 2006, Lee together with husband were invited by the COsine to be their author honorable guests. In 2005, the duo clinched The Hal Clement Award in the category of Best Young Adult Science Fiction; this was because of their 2004 book titled Balance of Trade.
Lee and Miller’s 2006 book titled Scout’s Progress won The Prism Award, in the Romance Futuristic category. Romance Writers of America, proffered the award, hailed the book as the best romantic novel of the year 2002. Moreover, the same organization also stated that Lee and Miller’s 2005 book called Local Custom was in the second position. Furthermore, in 2002, Scout’s Progress also clinched an award in the Best Science Fiction category of the Reviewers’ Choice Award, patronized by RomanticTimes Book Club. What’s more, Lee has appeared as a (special) guest of honor many times between 1999 and 2012.
Best Sharon Lee Books
Sharon Lee has either authored or co-authored many books but these are the best of her literary works, based on clinching literary awards.
Balance of Trade: This was initially published in 2004 and is the third book in the Liaden Universe series. Hereby, protagonist Jethri Gobelyn is a lowly rated worker in a merchant starship wherein the master is unapologetic; what’s more he is caught up in the highly politicized Liaden Universe and a likely scam.
Local Custom: The second one is called Local Custom; it was originally published in 2002 and is the fifth in the Liaden Universe series. This is all about an interstellar romantic affair wherein the protagonist-cum-trader, Er Thom, wants a worthwhile bride in exchange of an heir, but there is much at stake including a looming interstellar war.
Scout’s Progress: The third is the one titled Scout’s Progress; also published in 2002 and is the sixth in the Liaden Universe series. Mathematician Aelliana Caylon, who has an unappreciative brother, has been betrothed to a suitor against her will; as such, it is a godsend when she wins a starship and she is angling to leave behind her damnable brother and the forced marriage.
Other Book Series You May Like
Bibliophiles who loved Sharon Lee’s bibliography were also impressed by the following related series of books. The first one is called the “Confederation” series authored by Tanya Huff; this science fiction series has a military setting and features protagonist Torin Kerr, an army staff sergeant.
The second attention-grabbing series is “Familias Regnant” series penned by Elizabeth Moon. The title denotes a galactic government in the not too distant future. The third series is titled “Project Enterprise” and is penned by Pauline Baird Jones; it revolves around exploits of astronauts, ranging from warfare to wife-searching aliens.