I love the Liaden books. Whenever people ask what they should be reading that's what I recommend. I've read all the Fledgling chapters so far and I'm in the process of reading the Liaden Universe Companion, Volume 1 for the 2nd time (the first time was at least a year ago while visiting D in Boston).
Still...REALLY PEOPLE....the current conversation in theo_waitley is driving me nuts.
According to the L.U.C. Vol 1 the first Liaden chapbook was published in 1995. We're currently in 2007. As far as I can tell Agent of Change was originally published in 1988. That means some of these stories are 20 years old.
Figuring out the dates the current story takes place logically based on statements in the past books is silly. Even more so because we don't know what age Theo is when she appears at the end of I Dare.
It is not really realistic to believe that Lee and Miller have had all these stories plotted out since the beginning.