lois mcmaster bujold

  1. Mike J Nagle

    Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga Reading-Order Flowchart

    Hello. I have created over a dozen reading-order flowcharts for various large and popular SF series. Here is one that I created for the Vorkosigan series. It is complete, as of today (March 2, 2021), but I am hoping it will not remain so for very long. I hope you all like it. Regards, Mike
  2. The Big Peat

    The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold By way of introductory remarks, I'd like to provide a dictionary definition (Cambridge English for those who care) that should give some pointer as to where my mind is going with this review. Perfect (adj): Complete and correct in every way, of the...
  3. Werthead

    The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
  4. M

    Latest Penric novella out

    Latest in the Penric and Desdemona series of novellas set in the world of the five gods - The Orphans of Raspay - already galloped through it, well up to standard.
  5. Brian G Turner

    Lois McMaster Bujold: Miles Vorkosigan novels reading order

    I've started reading Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series, but apparently the publication order and chronological order are different - so I'll list the reading order of the main novels below: 1. Shards of Honor (1986) 2. Barrayar (1991) 3. The Warrior's Apprentice (1986) 4. The Vor...
  6. M

    New Vorkosigan Novella coming soon in 2018

    Lois McMaster Bujold has announced on her blog on Goodreads that there will be an Ekaterin Vorkosigan novella coming soon. Lois McMaster Bujold's Blog - The Flowers of Vashnoi bloom in May - April 29, 2018 08:27
  7. M

    Book 6 - Penric and Desdemona novella series - just released

    What it says in the title. It's a sequel to the excellent and hilarious Myra's Last Dance. Love this series.
  8. psikeyhackr

    Vorkosiverse Fan Fiction

    Does anyone else read fan fiction for Lois Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga? Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold - Works | Archive of Our Own Let's face it, how much can a single author produce? One novel per year would be pretty good and how many authors do that? It was 3 years...
  9. Vertigo

    Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Now we’ve got the romance stuff behind us this series has, at least for non-romance lovers such as myself, definitely improved. It’s also interesting to see how it has morphed from distinctly military biased SF to SF mystery thrillers, and quite successfully so. In fact I’d go so far as to say...
  10. Brian G Turner

    Which Vorkosigan book to start with?

    Miles Vorkosigan seems to be the key character in Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series, so I'd like to read the novels that feature him. However, the first few books, Falling Free, Shards of Honour, and Barrayar, don't appear to feature him as a main character - he only seems to come up in...
  11. Vertigo

    A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Well I was warned so I can’t really complain. A Civil Campaign is first and foremost a Romance and only a distant second a Science Fiction book. It is a romance with some (slight) plot rather than a plot with some romance, and I am sadly not too keen on such sugary romance (it is too much like...
  12. Vertigo

    Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold

    This is probably my favourite book so far in the Vorkosigan series; my major complaint with Bujold’s writing up to this point – her often dreadful lack of plausibility – is largely absent in this book as is, somewhat surprisingly, virtually any significant action. I would normally classify...
  13. Brian G Turner

    Best Lois McMaster Bujold fantasy?

    Lois McMaster Bujold comes up a lot in discussions here, as both a science fiction and fantasy writer. However, I'm afraid I'm not too familiar with her fantasy novels. I enjoy character immersion, pace, richness of detail, and a degree of authenticity. Any books come to mind for that? :) I...
  14. S

    Review: The Vorkosigan books by Lois McMasterBujold

    23rd June 2013 03:38 PM Jo Zebedee For quite a while those who know my SFF reading tastes have been encouraging me to explore Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan books. I did read the first two, Shards of Honour and Barrayar, a couple of years ago, and found them heavy on the romance side and...
  15. S

    Lois McMaster Bujold interview

    22nd October 2007 10:39 AM Teresa Edgerton chronicles: The Chalion books are wonderful. I had never read anything of yours before, and the first chapter of The Curse of Chalion completely won me over. The three books form a true trilogy, unlike so many multi-volume novels that are called...
  16. Werthead

    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Book 1: Shards of Honor
  17. Anthony G Williams

    Ethan of Athos, by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Ethan of Athos is an unusual 1986 story from Bujold, in that although it is set in the Vorkosigan universe it doesn't feature her long-term hero Miles. Athos is a remote, agricultural planet with one peculiarity - there are no women. The men who settled Athos had strong religious objections to...
  18. Anthony G Williams

    The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Bujold is best known for her excellent Vorkosigan SF series (five of which I have already reviewed on this blog, with several more waiting to be read) but The Curse of Chalion is a classic medieval-with-magic fantasy. The story is set on an unspecified planet with vague geography (no maps)...
  19. Coragem

    Lois McMaster Bujold's Sci-Fi

    Hi there: My wife and I both very much like Lois McMaster Bujold's fantasy (Sharing Knife and Chalion). Now, I like my sci-fi, and was wondering, where's the ideal place to start with her sci-fi. Of the books in the Miles Vorkosigan universe the chronology seems a little haphazard. I...
  20. Anthony G Williams

    The Mountains of Mourning and Cetaganda, by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Two more in the Miles Vorkosigan saga, which I am gradually working my way through. Cetaganda follows on from The Vor Game in Miles' personal timeline. This time he is sent to the former enemy planet of Cetaganda to represent Barrayar at the funeral of a member of the ruling dynasty. Being...