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SHARON LEE & STEVE MILLER WIN THIRD ANNUAL YEAR’S BEST MILITARY AND ADVENTURE SF READERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Lee & Miller’s story “Wise Child” was selected by readers as the best of the year.

Baen Books wishes to congratulate Sharon Lee & Steve Miller on winning the third annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award. They won for his short story “Wise Child,” which takes place in the duo’s acclaimed Liaden Universe®. The story originally appeared on Baen.com.

The story was selected via proctored online voting. Fans chose from the table of contents of The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 3, which collected stories published during the 2016 calendar year.

Year’s Best editor David Afsharirad announced the winner at the Baen Traveling Roadshow, at DragonCon. Though Lee & Miller were not on hand to accept the award, Baen executive editor Jim Minz read a speech prepared by the authors.

“We’re pleased to be here, at least metaphorically . . . to stand as the proud parents of ‘Wise Child,’ which readers have chosen—out of a very stiff field!—as the Best Military and Adventure SF of 2016,” Lee & Miller wrote. They added, “Thank you, readers, for reading, and for voting, and for naming ‘Wise Child’ one of the best!”

As the winner of the award, Lee & Miller received a plaque and $500 cash.

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