Lois McMaster Bujold

Easton Press Lois McMaster Bujold books

Borders of Infinity - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1989
The Vor Game - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1990
Barrayar - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1991
Mirror Dance - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1994
Cetaganda - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1996
Komarr - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1998
A Civil Campaign - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1999
Falling Free - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 2001
Diplomatic Immunity - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 2002


Lois McMaster Bujold biography

Lois McMaster Bujold, a celebrated American author known for her prolific contributions to speculative fiction, was born on November 2, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio. Bujold's literary career has been characterized by her inventive storytelling, intricate character development, and the exploration of complex social and ethical issues within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Raised in a family with a strong literary background, Bujold developed a love for storytelling from an early age. She attended Ohio State University, where she studied English literature and encountered the works of influential authors who would later inspire her own writing.

Bujold's breakthrough came in 1986 with the publication of her novel Shards of Honor, the first installment in the Vorkosigan Saga. This space opera series, marked by its richly developed characters and sociopolitical intrigue, garnered critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. The series continued to expand with novels like Barrayar (1991), Mirror Dance (1994), and A Civil Campaign (1999), earning Bujold multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards. Beyond the Vorkosigan Saga, Bujold has demonstrated her versatility as a writer. She has crafted engaging fantasy worlds, as seen in the Chalion series, which includes titles such as The Curse of Chalion (2001) and Paladin of Souls (2003), both of which received Hugo Awards.

Bujold's writing has been praised for its ability to seamlessly blend genres, incorporate elements of romance, and tackle complex themes such as disability, politics, and the consequences of war. Her work has appealed to a diverse audience and has earned her numerous accolades within the speculative fiction community. In addition to her novels, Bujold has contributed short stories and essays to various anthologies and magazines, showcasing her range as a storyteller. Her dedication to the craft of writing and her engagement with fans through conventions and online platforms have further solidified her status as a beloved figure in the world of speculative fiction.

Lois McMaster Bujold's impact on the genre extends beyond her literary achievements. She has inspired and paved the way for many writers, particularly women, in the traditionally male-dominated realm of science fiction and fantasy. Her ability to create compelling characters and thought-provoking narratives has left an enduring legacy, influencing the direction of speculative fiction and enriching the genre with her unique voice and perspective.


Falling Free - Vorkosigan Saga Book 4

Leo Graf was an effective engineer. Safety regs weren't just the rule book he swore by; he'd helped write them. All that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat. Leo was profoundly uneasy with the corporate exploitation of his bright new students... until that exploitation turned to something much worse. He hadn't anticipated a situation where the right thing to do was neither safe, nor in the rules...
Leo Graf adopted a thousand quaddies now all he had to do was teach them to be free.

Falling Free takes place approximately 200 years before the events in Cordelia's Honor and does not share settings or characters with the main body of the series.

Borders of Infinity - Vorkosigan Saga Book 5.3

The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science-fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In "The Mountains of Mourning," Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In "Labryinth," Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson's Whole. And in the title story, Miles infiltrates an escape-proof Cetagandan POW camp and plays hero to the most deeply distressed damsel of his colorful career.

Miles infiltrates a prison camp at Dagoola IV, where he plots from within to free the prisoners.The Borders of Infinity was originally published as a stand-alone novella in the anthology Free Lancers in September 1987. It was then included in the novel Borders of Infinity (October 1989). For the novel, Ms. Bujold added a short "framing story" that tied the three novellas together by setting up each as a flashback that Miles experiences while recovering from bone-replacement surgery.

The Vor Game - Vorkosigan Saga Book 6

Hugo Award Winner! Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Academy, joins a mutiny, is placed under house arrest, goes on a secret mission, reconnects with his loyal Dendarii Mercenaries, rescues his Emperor, and thwarts an interstellar war. Situation normal, if you're Miles.

Together, they can get into a lot of trouble. Trouble only the combined forces of the Free Dendarii Mercenaries can get them out of. At least, that's what they're hoping...
In this latest adventure with the galaxy's craftiest mercenary leader Miles, starts out by so shaking up the High Command on his home planet of Barrayar that he is sent to the other side of the galaxy where who should he run into but his old pals the Free Dendarii Mercenaries. And a good thing too, because it turns out that Miles' childhood chum, that's Emperor Gregor to you, has been the victim of foul play, and only Miles with a little Dendarii muscle can save him. This is very important to Miles; because if Gregor dies, the only person who could become the new emperor is Miles himself and that he regards as a fate worse than death.

Barrayar - Vorkosigan Saga Book 7

Cordelia and Arol Vorkosigan's plans for a peaceful married life (after all the bloodshed and trials recounted in Shards of Honor) are soon shattered by the polital tumult on Barrayar. Resisting enormous pressure, they struggle to keep their family alive while while protecting the child Emperor from enemies who would murder him and assume absolute power over all of Barrayar.

Mirror Dance - Vorkosigan Saga Book 8

Not everyone would envy young Lord Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, even though he had formed his own mercenary fleet before attending the naval academy, and even though his mother was the beautiful Cordelia, the ship captain who has taught the Lords of Barrayar much about the perils of sexism. Even the fact that Miles is third in line to the throne and personally owns a major chunk of his home planet would not tempt any normal person to change places with him.

When assassins came to rid the world of his father, his mother, pregnant with Miles, was in the line of fire, and Miles was but an egg for the omelet in an all too literal sense. Thanks to heroic medical intervention, Miles survived his near fatal brush with war gas-as a pain-filled dwarf with bones as weak and brittle as some malign composite of chalk and glass. Miles is often mistaken for a mutant by his mutant loathing countrymen.

But there is one who does envy him, who wants to be him: his brother, his cloned stranger formed from tissue stolen from Miles when he was a child. For Mark Vorkosigan was created and raised up for only one purpose: to become Miles, to murder and replace him. In Brothers in Arms that conspiracy was routed and Mark made more or less compliant to his new Miles-less fate. But in the intervening years Mark has learned that without Miles he is . . . nothing. The new and better Mark doesn't really want to kill his brother, but still it may come to that: Mark to stay, Miles to go. . . .

Cetaganda - Vorkosigan Saga Book 9

The latest instalment in the adventures of Miles Vorkosigan. Miles and Cousin Ivan travel to Cetaganda to play the part of sprigs of nobility doing their diplomatic duty. But when the Empress of Cetaganda dies naturally, and her lifelong attendant dies unnaturally, Miles and Ivan finds themselves in the thick of it.

Attending a diplomatic ceremony on Cetaganda, Miles and Cousin Ivan get into a heap of political trouble when the late empress's lifelong attendant is murdered, and Ivan gets involved with several beautiful and well-connected aliens.

Komarr - Vorkosigan Saga Book 11

Komarr could be a garden with a thousand more years' work, or an uninhabitable wasteland if the terraforming fails. Now, the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The Emperor of Barrayar sends his newest imperial auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why. The choice is not a popular one on Komarr, where a betrayal a generation before drenched the name of Vorkosigan in blood. Thus, the Komarrans surrounding Miles could be loyal subjects, potential hostages, innocent victims, or rebels ready for revenge. Lies within lies, treachery within treachery, Miles is caught in a race against time to stop a plot that could exile him from Barrayar forever. His burning hope lies in an unexpected ally, one with wounds as deep and honor as beleaguered as his own.

A Civil Campaign - Vorkosigan Saga Book 12

Miles Vorkosigan has a problem: unrequited love for the beautiful widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson, violently allergic to marriage after her first exposure. If a frontal assault won't do, Miles thinks, try subterfuge. He has a cunning plan... Lord Mark Vorkosigan, Miles' brother, also has a problem: his love has just become unrequited again. But he has a cunning plan... Lord Ivan Vorpatril, Mile's cousin, has a problem: unrequited love in general. But he too has a cunning plan...

A complex story, as the various members of Miles' family attempt to find their one true love, and a measure of destiny. This against a background of domestic political squabbles and an earnest attempt at capitalist enterprise.

Diplomatic Immunity - Vorkosigan Saga Book 13

A rich Komarran merchant fleet has been impounded at Graf Station, in distant Quaddiespace, after a bloody incident on the station docks involving a security officer from the convoy's Barrayaran military escort. Lord Miles Vorkosigan of Barrayar and his wife, Lady Ekaterin, have other things on their minds, such as getting home in time to attend the long-awaited births of their first children. But when duty calls in the voice of Barrayar's Emperor Gregor, Miles, Gregor's youngest Imperial Auditor (a special high-level troubleshooter) has no choice but to answer.

Waiting on Graf Station are diplomatic snarls, tangled loyalties, old friends, new enemies, racial tensions, lies and deceptions, mysterious disappearances, and a lethal secret with wider consequences than even Miles anticipates: a race with time for life against death in horrifying new forms.


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