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Beschreibung des Verlags
Three years after her famous husband's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, spins her life in a new direction. Caught up in her plans in ways they'd never imagined, Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, is confronted with an unexpected career crossroads, and Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor's key investigators, dispatches himself on an inquiry he never anticipated -- into the mystery of his own mother.
Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this thoughtful science fiction social comedy, as the impact of galactic technology changes all the old rules, and Oliver and Cordelia must work together to reconcile the past, the present, and the future.
“Bujold continues to prove what marvels genius can create out of basic space operatics.”
- Library Journal
“Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion.”
- SF Site
“Bujold is one of the best writers of SF adventure to come along in years.”
- Locus Magazine
“A superb craftsman and stylist … one of the great voices of speculative fiction.”
- Rave Reviews
“Bujold has a gift, nearly unique in science fiction, for the comedy of manners.”
- Chicago Sun Times
“Superb far-future saga.”
- Publishers Weekly on the 'Vorkosigan' series
Bujold's "work remains among the most enjoyable and rewarding in contemporary SF."
- Publishers Weekly
Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. She began writing with the aim of professional publication in 1982. She wrote three novels in three years; in October of 1985, all three sold to Baen Books, launching her career. Bujold went on to write many other books for Baen, mostly featuring her popular character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series. www.dendarii.com
This enjoyable addition to the Vorkosigan family saga (after Captain Vorpatril's Alliance) will work best for readers who don't expect interstellar derring-do but are prepared to amble through a gently developing romance. Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, now vicereine of the colonial planet Sergyar, and Oliver Jole, admiral of the fleet guarding the planet, have discovered that they not only both loved Cordelia's dead husband, Aral, but are ready to care passionately for each other. There's still the question of what to do with frozen genetic material that can let Cordelia have six more daughters and Oliver three sons, but no one not even series hero Miles Vorkosigan, Cordelia's son is terribly upset by the thought of such a large expansion of the family. The tender feelings and humor add up to a droll tale that's more comforting than exciting, like a space opera written by Jane Austen.