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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I expected you to be dashing, daring, take the risk and hell with the consequences type. So he has to figure out how to court her, secretly, while dealing with thorny political problems, the emperor’s impending wedding, and his brother Campaogn zany business schemes involving edible insect campaig.

Watch that campaigj, boy. But he has a cunning plan The way around this dilemma occurred to Ivan between one step and the next; his lips pursed in a sudden whistle.

And then there’s the dirty infighting going on in the Council of Counts over who should inherit two vacant districts, plus an attempt to frame Miles for murder. So while devoted fans will likely gobble it up, I’d recommend a more modest appetizer first like Shards of Honor or The Warrior’s Apprentice first.

Some Komarran expatriates exiled to Earth did, as part of a much-too-baroque plot against my father. Where bujopd you been hiding this Kat, till now?

At the bottom, he looked up at her and added, “And do you still have that little memento? She wore a dark rose dress with a light rose bolero, embroidered with green vines in the manner of her home District.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Miles being Miles, he meets all of it with his usual flair and aplomb, succeeding brilliantly at some things and failing spectacularly as he does all things spectacularly in others. Her eyebrows had flown up; she touched an uncertain finger to bujoldd exquisite, pale unpainted lips.


His brows twitched up, and he bowed her inside. Two guardsmen in Vorkosigan brown and silver livery stood at attention, flanking the entrance to the black-and-white stone-paved foyer.

Baen Books- Fiction – pages. The other issue Miles recognized is that he had never had to court his ex girlfriends. God, I hope not. The Vorkosigans stood by their own, it seemed. Books In This Series 13 Books.

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Oh there was a smattering of humor and the beginnings of the political intrigue we’ve come to This one started out slowly Miles met Ekaterin on the planet Komarr and in the book Komarr when he went to investigate an accident involving a solar mirror. Would it be seen as redundant by its intended recipient? The focus, though, is on Miles and his wooing of Ekaterin. I have been away from Miles for a long time. They set up a lab in the basement of Vorkosigan House.

And talk to — no, I’ll talk to Ma Kosti. I figured a Count’s Armsman would be a campaifn settled job, for a family man. How devastating it would be, if she bujjold to throw him back. From that point on while the aforementioned convoluted romances not only continued and for that matter became even more complex and tangled other aspects of the novel continued with them hand in hand. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The attics of Vorkosigan House are something to behold. The vacant countship of the late Pierre Vorrutyer is contested by a distant cousin, Richars, and Pierre’s sister, Donna, who has undergone gender reassignment surgery, becoming a fully functional man in order to improve his chances at the title. Did you think that Miles was the definitive example of how far the Vor will go to be Vor?

Miles who used to command a mercenary fleet and overcome greatest odds against him devised a similar approach to his courtship. Mark turns for help to his mother Cordeliawho manages to convince Kareen’s parents to give their approval to bujolr relationship with Kareen. Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Cjvil series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestselling Vorkosigan Saga.


This book is an outlier in terms clvil tone, compared to the rest of series, but it was a nice change after the intensity of the preceding books. Her bolero was gray, trimmed with simple black braid running around its edge.

See 2 questions about A Civil Campaign…. She couldn’t think how to discourage him from this horrifying notion without sounding as though she scorned his offer.

This has long been my favorite of the Bujolc series, and it’s nice to see that it still holds up on rereading. And then there’s the startling discovery he’s made about his old love, Lady Donna Bijold That feels like a betrayal, and what Miles was doing with Ekaterin felt like just that.

So it is all my fault. It follows, that should such an accusation be made against me, I can’t publicly access the facts or testimony to disprove it.

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold – Chapter 1 – Baen Books

Vorkosigan slipped it onto a waiting plate, and handed it across. Reports leaking back from my grandmother suggest it’s been pretty rocky for him.

A shoulder holster she’d not guessed he wore held a hand-weapon flat to his left side. Just imagine me giving a huge satisfied sigh right about now. Due to security reasons, Miles is unable to defend himself.