Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

This is another one of those series where Barbara talked me into trying the first book and I was hooked. The latest book (about number 16 or 17 as I recall) is currently winging its way towards me, signed no less, from Uncle Hugo’s in Minneapolis. I’m rather worried about what the postage will have cost me, but it’s all in a good cause. (Feeding one’s book habit is a good cause, isn’t it?) The new book being published this year, Ghost Ship, joins up several story lines that have been running across several books. My memory of details is terrible, made ever so much worse by my CFS, so I decided to reread the series before Ghost Ship came out. Since it is on its way and I’m only four books along, it’s not going to work out quite how I planned. I shall have to decide it I dive into the new book right away or gaze at it longing where it sits on my bookcase until I’m read for it. A difficult dilemma that, and one I shall only face up to when I’m forced to do so.

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Trade Secret

This is one of those series where the books were deliberately written in a non-chronological order. (I love and hate those both at the same time.) My initial reading was almost in publication order, but more have since been published all over the timeline. After much thought and deliberation, I’ve created my own personal order for reading the series and that’s what I’ve used here. I honestly don’t know if I’d suggest this order to first time readers or not; I think it’s better for putting things into better context after you’ve read the books already . If you’re seriously interested in trying the series, have a chat with me in the comments and we’ll see what might suit you.

2001

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2001

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2010

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2005

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2006

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2004

READ

Own in paper, ebook

1988

READ

Own in paper, ebook

1988

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2007

READ

Own in individual chapbooks, ebook

2007

READ

Stories set before I Dare

Own in individual chapbooks, ebook

1989

READ

Own in paper, ebook

1999

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2001

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2009

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2010

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2007

READ

Stories set after I Dare

Own in paper, ebook

2007

READ

Own in ebook

2008

READ

Own in ebook

2007

READ

Own in ebook

2009

Unread

Own in ebook

2011

Unread

Own in ebook

2011

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2011

Unread

Own in ebook

2011

Unread

Own in ebook

 Trade Secret
“Landed Alien” (2012)

Unread

From Baen website

2012

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2013

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2013

Unread

Own in paper, ebook

Dragon in Exile Alliance of Equals The Gathering Edge
2015

READ

Own in paper, ebook

2016

 

To be published

?

To be published

 
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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kalan on 4th July, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Glad to have found your blog(s). I’m really enjoying reading them. I am interested in this series, but want to read one first to see how I like it. I was thinking of starting with Agent of Change. What do you think?

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  2. Agent of Change was the first one published and is a good choice as a place to try the series. Yes, I’d say go with that one to see if you like it. The weird order I’ve chosen was created from having already read them all.

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  3. Posted by Kalan on 4th July, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Thank you very much for your reply! I am going to track down a copy of Agent of Change. All the best!

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  4. Your re-read order looks a lot like mine, except for Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon & Balance of Trade. I put those three either at the end or the beginning, depending on how I’m feeling at the time.

    I have a good enough memory that recently I dip in and re-read on a per-piece basis. I think the last time I re-read the whole series was … 2.5 years ago? When I was laid up with a fractured vertebra. I was very glad that they all existed as e-books, and I could read them on my Nokia N810.

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    • Yes, those three are kind of floaters, aren’t they, going where you want them to fit at the time.

      My memory is terrible these days. When I read Fledgling and Saltation last year I found there were all these places where I was sure there was something I was supposed to remember but I didn’t. so I really would like to do a full reread before Ghost Ship, but once it’s on my shelf, I don’t how long I’ll be able to hold off on reading it.

      I just love having the whole series as ebooks. I may have mentioned that I have CFS and do a lot of my reading lying down. I got a Kindle for my birthday in March (I was using my iPhone before that) and it has been fantastic for me. It’s now my preferred method of reading.

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