A Civil Campaign

A Civil Campaign The recently widowed Ekaterin Vorsoisson returns to Barrayar following the events described in KOMARR and finds herself under siege from several suitors including Miles Vorkosigan Miles initial att

  • Title: A Civil Campaign
  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
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  • Page: 331
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  • The recently widowed Ekaterin Vorsoisson returns to Barrayar, following the events described in KOMARR, and finds herself under siege from several suitors, including Miles Vorkosigan Miles initial attempts at courtship result in colossal disasters, affecting as well Miles brother Mark, who is forbidden from courting his own ladylove by the girl s outraged parents SomeThe recently widowed Ekaterin Vorsoisson returns to Barrayar, following the events described in KOMARR, and finds herself under siege from several suitors, including Miles Vorkosigan Miles initial attempts at courtship result in colossal disasters, affecting as well Miles brother Mark, who is forbidden from courting his own ladylove by the girl s outraged parents Some nasty political maneuverings by ambitious Vor aristocrats create new trials for Miles while he wages his campaign for Ekaterin s heart Intrigue, wit and high hilarity make this Hugo and Nebula finalist a must for readers of science fiction and romance alike.on A CIVIL CAMPAIGN All the virtues we have come to expect from Bujoid including and prose that sings The Chicago Sun Timeson Lois McMaster Bujold 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, Ms Bujold is well on her way to becoming one of the great voices of speculative fiction Rave Reviews Boy, can she write Anne McCaffrey 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 seriesBujold s work remains among the most enjoyable and rewarding in contemporary SF Publishers Weekly Bujold is also head and shoulders above current fantasists and well as science fictionists Booklistabout the author 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 twenty one languages Her fantasy from Eos includes the award winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series.
    A Civil Campaign Bujold, Lois McMaster A Civil Campaign, which she describes as A Comedy of Biology and Manners, is the latest of her Vorkosigan Series and takes place on the Imperial Planet of Barrayar during the run up to the marriage of the Emperor Gregor Vorbarra It is hard SF, it is a romance in the regency tradition, and it is extremely, and continuously, funny. A Civil Campaign Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Jan , Well, A Civil Campaign is a romance I was afraid I wasn t going to like A Civil Campaign as well as the previous VORKOSIGAN novels because, according to the description, the plot takes place all on the planet Barrayar and it deals mostly with relationship issues for several of the characters. A Civil Campaign Vorkosigan Wiki Fandom A Civil Campaign NPR Jan , A Civil Campaign NPR coverage of A Civil Campaign A Comedy of Biology and Manners by Lois McMaster Bujold News, author interviews, critics picks and A Civil Campaign. Lois McMaster Bujold A Civil Campaign SF Site The newest novel, A Civil Campaign is an extension of the story begun in Komarr, now moved to a backdrop of Barrayar and preparations for Emperor Gregor s wedding In Komarr , Miles Vorkosigan became infatuated with Ekaterin Vorsoisson, and the novel ended with the indication that their relationship would continue to grow. Book Review A Civil Campaign Bewildering Stories Fortunately, A Civil Campaign stands on its own no prior experience necessary with those previous dozen It s good light hearted fun, and if those quoted literary goddesses except for Dorothy might consider it a little low brow, well, they might also smile. A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold WebScription Ebook A Civil Campaign Lois McMaster Bujold Read Online Email Kindle Ebook to me Select the format you would like to download Download Unzipped Files EPUB Nook Stanza Format Mobi Palm Kindle Format RTF Format Microsoft Reader Format Ebookwise Rocket Format Sony Digital Reader Format. Campaigns of the American Civil War The campaigns of the American Civil War are categorized in various ways The U.S Army Institute of Heraldry has identified campaigns that are used for streamers, decorative devices attached to unit flags that denote participation in historic battles or campaigns An alternative campaign categorization is that of the National Park Service, charged with maintaining Civil A Civil Campaign Quotes by Lois McMaster Bujold Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one The family economy evades calculation in the gross planetary product It s the only deal I know where, when you give than you get, you aren t bankrupted but rather, vastly enriched Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign.

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    1. 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 Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestselling Vorkosigan Saga Her work has been translated into over twenty languages.A listing of her awards and nominations may be seen here sfadb Lois_McMaster_BuA listing of her interviews is here vorkosigana wiki AuthAn older fan run site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, is here dendarii

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    1. A buddy read with Choko and Maria.Dear book it is not you, it is me You are great and I sincerely wish you new satisfied readers in the future I just had different expectations, sorry I expected you to be dashing, daring, take the risk and hell with the consequences type Instead I got a romance A well written, entertaining, mostly funny, but still romance A series which started as an excellent space opera became you guessed it a romance with the only relation to space being word planet used twi [...]


    2. 4.85 A buddy read with Evgeny and Maria because we love Science Fiction and Miles Reputation is what other people know about you Honor is what you know about yourself The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same.There is no hollow feeling than to stand with your honor shattered at your feet while soaring public reputation wraps you in rewards That s soul destroying The other way around is merely very, very irritating Guard your honor Let your reputation fall where it will And outli [...]


    3. This has to be my favorite of the Miles Vorkosigan books, and considering how much I love all of them, that s saying something Bujold dedicates this book to Jane, Charlotte, Georgette, and Dorothy Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Georgette Heyer, and Dorothy Sayers The Grandes Dames of women writers Here you will not find the covert ops rescue missions or epic space battles of Mile s past Instead, he s facing something much, MUCH harder dealing with real, domestic life Like trying to court the wom [...]


    4. Alternate titles for this book Let s Get All the Koudelka Girls Married Everyone is Very Excited about Bug Vomit Ivan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Seriously How Has a Patriarchal Society with Men Like THIS in Charge Survived So Long Oh Right it s Because the Women Actually Control Everything Miles You DweebI think I m going to reread this book whenever I get sad and my life will improve 5000%


    5. Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny.Romantic Comedy the Vorkosigans style This is probably the most hilarious book in the entire series but if you were looking for the space opera style of the earlier books you ll be disappointed In the two previous books Miles moved to a new stage in his life and this is a natural result of it But don t be afraid this is of an interlude, a breather between the heavier stuff That being said there were still some pretty interesting social and economical problems sm [...]


    6. The Miles Vorkosigan series is one of the best in science fiction This is not hard science fiction, though don t expect scientifically accurate explanations of faster than light travel.There are also no aliens in this universe, only genetically altered strains of human beings Miles is a unique hero in that he is a little person , a dwarf His physical body was damaged in utero by a poison gas attack on his mother, a countess, during a revolutionary war on his home planet of Barrayar.Miles wears m [...]


    7. This is an unpopular opinion, I know, I m sorry, but this is my least favorite Vorkosigan book.If the dedication to Austen, Bront , Heyer and Sayers hadn t clued you in, this is, or less, a romance A comedy of manners, if you will It s not a common genre for mainstream SF, and Bujold pulls it off perfectly and clearly with a lot of love It is, however, not a genre I am fond of.Basically, Miles is in love with Ekaterin, and everyone in Vorbarr Sultana knows this except Ekaterin So he has to figu [...]


    8. Did you think that Miles was the definitive example of how far the Vor will go to be Vor You were wrong Someone else has Miles beat by, um, miles But that s okay Miles, as usual, has his own problems There s his brother Mark s new business venture, which involves some rather unattractive bugs, currently stashed in an old laundry room in Vorkosigan House There s convincing Ekaterin that the fact that she made a mistake in marrying Tien at twenty doesn t mean that she s forever incapable of making [...]


    9. It s amazing that such a long running series can keep such momentum, even get so much better This story is a culmination of some wonderfully sketched characters throughout with dollops of history brought round for leavening The Vorkosigans all their friends enemies are at their best in this somewhat convoluted tale We know that both Miles Mark have a propensity for trouble, but with both of them in the same house at the same time on the eve of the Imperial wedding, the mixture was frothing away, [...]


    10. SFR Reading Challenge 2012Grade A Miles is in love Unfortunately, he seems fairly inept at wooing the object of his affection Miles met Ekaterin on the planet Komarr and in the book Komarr when he went to investigate an accident involving a solar mirror Ekaterin is widowed during that time and returns to Barayar with her young son Miles plots a campaign to win her heart and beat out all the other eligible men who are soon showing up on Ekaterin s doorstep Woven seemlessly into the courtship of M [...]


    11. The first time I read it, I liked it Then I read Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice and returned to it and found to my surprise and pleasure that Bujold had consciously and cleverly incorporated parts of those plots here Then I read Gaudy Night and all the pieces fit together and I saw that Bujold was celebrating the discovery of love in ways that were newer and excitinger because they built on history.


    12. edited 02 01 14Ever since I read The Warrior s Apprentice and fell in love with the Vorkosigan Saga, I ve been told, Just wait until you get to A Civil Campaign Best Vorkosigan book ever , etc In some ways, I can see why.A Civil Campaign is light and fun a romantic comedy much in line with the dedication Jane, Charlotte, Georgette, Dorothy , with the added joy of butter bugs gone wild don t ask But as it turned out, it wasn t one of my favourite books in the series, and it s taken me a while to [...]


    13. 4 5 4 stars A I recently re read the very first books in the Vorkosigan Saga because I wanted to re visit Cordelia and Aral but then I skipped towards the end of the series in preparation for finally getting caught up with the ones on my shelf and the latest coming out I skipped to this one because I remember it being so very funny Grover Gardner is an excellent narrator and he did a great job, as usual, on the variety of voices and acting out of the various scenes This book has many hilarious m [...]


    14. Five or Six separate plot lines juggled perfectly and one of the funnest scenes I have ever read Wonderful book The entire series is worth reading for this one alone.



    15. Before I start my review I want to point out that, till this book, I thought that Ms Bujold can do no wrong, so to speak just check my other reviews of her books I don t just like her writing style I m in LOVE with her technique So this being said, for the last three days I ve struggled to read this novel I m only 66% through and, at this point, I m almost ready to put it away and move to the next one, in hope of something .So what went wrong and what went well And I m sorry, but this is going t [...]


    16. Originally posted at FanLit fantasyliterature reviI was afraid I wasn t going to like A Civil Campaign as well as the previous VORKOSIGAN novels because, according to the description, the plot takes place all on the planet Barrayar and it deals mostly with relationship issues for several of the characters Most of the various editions of the book sport covers with couples dancing or getting married So, yeah, I thought it was a romance novel.Well, A Civil Campaign is a romance novel, but because i [...]


    17. This one is easily one of my favorites, but mainly because I m a lousy sucker for comedies and romance The whole mess of the book was so delicious that I had to read it in one sitting, laughing out loud, and generally making a disturbance of myself I am unrepentant.Marriage in fiction can be a wonderful thing, and while the actual marriage in question doesn t actually occur in this novel, the pertinent requisites were than enough to amuse and have me on the floor.


    18. It took me a little while to warm up to A Civil Campaign The plot development is slow at the beginning while Bujold introduces or, for long term fans of the series, reintroduces her cast of characters and sets them on a series of seemingly unrelated story threads As the book progresses, however, those threads weave together in delightful and often hilarious ways to form a riveting, cohesive whole By the end of the novel, I was on the edge of my seat to find out how everything would turn out I wa [...]


    19. Miles Learns That Love Doesn t Quite Conquer All Especially When You re an Idiot It doesn t really seem fair to compare this book to the rest in the series it s so different, dramatically so Even aside from the regency esque romance, the internal politicking is such an interior, class oriented focus that it reads very far from the space adventures Miles had previously been involved in, though many of those were political in nature The book is also set off by the number of narrators Bujold uses t [...]


    20. I think this might be my favorite so far of the Vorkosigan series, which is sort of an embarrassing admission because this is the most like a traditional romance novel not the straightforward Harlequins I went through a phase of loving and now can t stand , but those fat baroque novels with multiple romance threads winding through subplots of adventure, intrigue, family drama, pirates, ninjas, and so on All right, no pirates or ninjas here But the political intrigue is awesome, the cast of chara [...]


    21. Just imagine me giving a huge satisfied sigh right about now That s what I was waiting for More of that manic Miles energy I ve liked the couple of other Vorkosigan books I ve read between The Warrior s Apprentice and A Civil Campaign, but they lacked a certain something that caught me about the first book It s back in this one, and I couldn t be happier.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In t [...]


    22. Brilliant Just plain brilliant This would be an excellent entry point to the series, but I think it s even better when one knows all the players really well I love watching Aral and Cordelia grow old together, and I love the way their family expands This is probably the flat out funniest Vorkosigan book, but it has its moments of insight and beauty as well I defy you not to stand up and cheer, tears running down your cheeks, during the scene at the Council of Counts.


    23. I m trying to better catalog what s on my kindle w my GR tbr right now, and I have to askwhy the fuck do I own so many random not in order books in the Vorkosigan Saga When did I do that and why so weird


    24. I took a little break from the Vorkosigan series after reading this one it s intense , so I m a bit late with this review But now I ve just started Diplomatic Immunity, so I d best catch up A Civil Campaign takes place right after the events in Komarr, and it s basically a romance There are a few other threads here, including Mark and Kareen s romance and their latest business venture, the preparations for Gregor s upcoming wedding, as well as plenty of political intrigue, including a couple of [...]


    25. This one started out slowlyFOR ME I put that in caps as I suspect it not true for many readers Let me explain I m just not a fan of romances and this is not only a romance s romances There are romances of almost every imaginable type and so convoluted, complicated, confusedd so on as to satisfy any fan of romances I on the other hand found my mind wandering and my interest waning Oh there was a smattering of humor and the beginnings of the political intrigue we ve come to expect when Miles is ar [...]


    26. Re read 5 10 17 Everything I said below still applies, with the added emphasis that I actually love the side plots particularly Lord Dono Vorrutyer than I do Miles s disastrous courtship I m not sure why that is I certainly love Ekaterin, and want the two of them to end up together, but butter bugs And Lord Dono Listening to this as an audiobook was outstanding.Read 7 11 12 This is a real departure from the rest of the Vorkosigan books, and much as I love it, I m not sure it would have worked i [...]


    27. Parents in all previous books WOW YOU KIDS SHOULD GET MARRIED Parents in this book NO STOP MARRYING Me WOW CALM DOWN edit I feel bad for not having reviewed things very well, so I wanted to do a SLIGHTLY better job Even though I gave this five stars I was surprised that I didn t enjoy it I was so excited about a comedic book but throughout I was possibly frustrated and stressed than I have been for any others AND THAT S SAYING A LOT It was just very frustrating to watch nearly everyone make te [...]


    28. All the romance related plots and related plot related plots are marvelous.And the butter bugs Oh, dear God, the butter bugs Really, there are no words Because one would be laughing far too hard to say any.


    29. A beauty and the beast story, only insofar as physical appearance, not the magical, gothic, or blackmailing bits The hero, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, is often referred to as a dwarf albeit 4.9 and a mutant, the mutie lord Riddled with scars, he s got a big head on a short neck, and just a slight hunch, despite corrective surgery However, he s brilliant, charming, sardonic, compassionate, and funny A deadly enemy, a loyal friend He gets his girl a beauty on character, not looks, despite some missteps [...]


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