Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled, economic exploitation, and the role of women in society. Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold's careeReaders have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled, economic exploitation, and the role of women in society. Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold's career, showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres--military SF, space opera--perceived as solely by and for males. Devoted to old-school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to probe and do good in the universe, Bujold simultaneously subverted genre conventions and experimented with forms that led her in bold creative directions. As James shows, her iconic hero Miles Vorkosigan--unimposing, physically impaired, self-conscious to a fault--embodied Bujold's thematic concerns. The sheer humanity of her characters, meanwhile, gained her a legion of fans eager to provide her with feedback, expand her vision through fan fiction, and follow her into fantasy....
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Lois McMaster Bujold Reviews
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2591385.html#cutid2It's a jolly good and fairly short read, looking at Bujold's sf and fantasy work (arguing in passing that the Sharing Knife books are really sf rather than fantasy), and also looking at her treatment of culture, characterisation, disability / genetic modification, women / sexuality and war, leadership, and honor. It's a text in dialogue with a lot of other work, including The Vorkosigan Companion, A Reader's Companion to A Civil Campaign, Jo Walton and the author herself. It's always nice when an author you like writes a book you like about a subject you like.
A thoroughly enjoyable look at Bujold's fiction and the lady herself. I found the analysis of the characters in the Vorkosigan series to be both eye-opening and spot on. If you are a fan of Bujold's work, I would urge you to get this, it's great.
A solid and interesting look and Bujold and her work, but not one with a huge amount of depth. I felt I already knew a lot of what was here, but it was still an interesting read. A good introduction if you want to know a bit more about the author and themes of her work, but probably not enough if you want to dive really deeply into her text.
This is the first in this series that I've read. It turned out to be not quite what I was expecting. I suspect that had I read more of Bujold's work first, it would have been more enjoyable for me. It did make me want to read more of Bujold's work, after which I'll probably give parts of it a re-read.
I have no idea how this book would go over for someone who is not a total fan girl, but I really enjoyed it!Although there are some chapters that definitely need to be updated now that gentleman Jole is out.
OK, if I can't be reading a Bujold book, reading about Bujold and her characters, world, themes, etc. may be the next best thing.