A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology and Manners is a science fiction novel by American writer Lois McMaster Bujold, first published in September Bujold dedicates her new novel to the Bront s, Georgette Heyer and Dorothy Sayers, which gives a pretty good indication of the territory she’s staked out in this . Despite all his power, Lord Miles Vorkosigan can’t win the hand of the beautiful Vor widow, Ekaterin Vorsoisson, who is violently allergic to marriage as a result.

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She continues to grow throughout the story, gaining the confidence to stand up for herself against those who try to manipulate her.

I figured a Count’s Armsman would be a more settled job, for a family man. He had to admit, a young animal of almost any kind made an excellent prop; he’d noted the way Madame Vorsoisson’s cool expression had softened as he’d noodled with the furry little verminoid. Beyond a tiny circle of green grass, at a table in the shade, a woman sat with flimsies and a reader spread before her.

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Saunter off slowly, that was the ticket. Showing of reviews. The conversation hiccuped to a brief stop, while they smiled at z other. He does not need to be domesticated; he ciivl somebody who can shoot and hit the target: Second, Miles’s disaster-prone clone brother, Mark, has concocted a scheme to campaiggn a fortune marketing “butter bugs,” unattractive, cockroachlike creatures that secrete a bland tofulike food product.

Mark, an intelligence officer and a newly minted Vor man are all looking forward to possibly becoming related by marring 3 Koudelka sisters, to the overwhelming horror of the girls parents.


This is a laugh-out-loud book, with more than enough genuinely touching emotion in it to make you sorry these people aren’t real, and your neighbors. Enrique’s misguided attempt to impress Miles with a butter bug bearing the Vorkosegan crest was so believable!

Well, except for the military men in his father’s train, of course, who’d always riveted his attention. I’m not too early, am I? Not in the UK? A Civil Campaign Vorkosigan Saga. Etienne Vorsoisson’s death was a mess and a murder, and I surely failed to prevent it. Several generations in one house works best bhjold it’s a very large house.

Georg Vorthys had been a professor of engineering failure bjuold at the Imperial University for thirty years. Somebody really amazing that you could believe as slitherer-outer as well as competent man of action.

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She tilted her head, to follow his hand as it blocked out the space on the ground plan. Vorkosigan Saga Publication 1 – 10 of 16 books. A well-written, entertaining, mostly funny, but still romance.

That feels like a betrayal, and what Miles was doing with Ekaterin felt like just that. I suppose I should warn you about Mark. Bujold must have had fun writing this book, and I certainly had fun reading it. And in many ways, it’s the women in this story that carry the plot–Kareen and bunold self-identity, Ekaterin and her warring desires.

Don’t have an account? As his visitor loomed in the doorway to the Yellow Parlor, his expression went very bland. It became clear shortly that Nikki’s interest was more in the food than in his mother’s visitor; he declined a flatteringly grown-up offer of tea, and with his great-aunt’s permission snagged several cookies and dodged back indoors to whatever he’d been occupying himself with before. There’s so much to choose from. They set up a lab in the basement of Vorkosigan House.


The potential for comic disaster increases when Miles’s clone brother Mark arrives. Cover of the civol edition. So close to classes, the Professora had pointed out practically.

Is there anything left? There are romances of almost every imaginable type and so convoluted, complicated, confused Is it going to live?

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Forced it, practically, and a forced oath was no oath at all. There are also no aliens in this universe, only genetically altered strains of human beings. It’s not meant to be this empty. Let them not bring up any more of the recent past than absolutely necessary, till bujoold had a chance to blunt memory’s razor edges. Alternate titles for this book: Then when I was almost a third of the way through the novel, I found myself laughing out loud.

And outlive the bastards.

I sympathized with her, but I didn’t feel much respect for her. But he too has a cunning plan The book is 20 years old. And now she’s suddenly my chain of command! Everything I said below still applies, with the added emphasis that I actually love the side plots particularly Lord Dono Vorrutyer more than I do Miles’s disastrous courtship.