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The Vorkosigan Companion

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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1618247069
Size: 34.21 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Master the Vorkosiverse! "I've always tried to write the kind of book I most loved to reacharacter-centered adventure. Readers return to such books because those characters have become their friends, and there is no limit to the number of times you want to be with your friends again." ¾Lois McMaster Bujold, from The Vorkosigan Companion. It's the companion for everything Miles and Vorkosigan: Insightful essays, encyclopedic entries on the characters, the plots and¾most of all¾the fantastic world-building! Plus, an extensive story-behind-the-story essay on the creation of the books, and a Bujold mini-biography! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development. [E]normously satisfying." ¾Publishers Weekly

Biology And Manners

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Author: Regina Yung Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 1789621739
Size: 61.45 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Thisvolume of essays continues the establishment of Lois McMaster Bujold as an importantauthor of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. It argues persuasively thatBujold's corpus spans the distance between two full arcs of US feminism, andhas anticipated or responded to several of its current concerns in ways thatinvite or even require theoretical exploration. The fourteen essays collected here provide wide-ranging scholarly analysesof Bujold's work and worlds so far, covering not only the science fiction and fantasyseries, but taking into account the wealth of ancillary material inspired byher works, such as fan fiction and role-playing games. Examining the majorseries through a range of perspectives, including feminist readings, queertheory, and disability studies, this volume aims to establish beyond doubt theseriousness of intent behind Bujold's various artistic projects and provide aset of rich readings of this engaging, experimental, playful, and popularauthor.

Miles Mutants And Microbes

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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Baen
ISBN: 9781416556008
Size: 53.12 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 832
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1. Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most popular writers in science fiction and the Vorkosigan saga is one of the best-selling space opera series of all time. 2. Her books for Baen total nearly one and a half million books in print. 3. Four of her novels have made the New York Times extended best seller list. 4. She has won six Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. Only Robert A. Heinlein has won as many Hugo Awards for Best Novel. 5. Features a new introduction by Bujold. 6. Advertising in Locus 7. Four-color flyer for the Vorkosigan series featuring new covers 8. Contains teaser for The Vorkosigan Companion Two complete novels and a short novel in one large volume: Falling Free—The Nebula Award-winning novel. Leo Graf was just your typical efficient engineer: mind your own business and do the job. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat, where children had been bio-engineered to have four arms (and no legs) to function in zero gravity. Now that they’re no longer needed, a heartless mega corporation is getting rid of them before they eat into the profit margin. Leo Graf adopted 1000 quaddies—now he had to teach them to be free. “Labyrinth”—When Miles Vorkosigan is captured while on a secret mission to a lawless world, his only hope of escape is an unlikely pair of allies: a quaddie and a teenage werewolf. Diplomatic Immunity— Miles Vorkosigan and his wife were heading home for the births of their first children, but a major diplomatic disaster is looming at Graf Station, colonized by the descendants of the original quaddies, and duty calls. Unfortunately, diplomatic immunity doesn’t carry over to immunity from a very nasty biological weapon. The downside of being a troubleshooter comes when trouble starts shooting back. . . .

Lois Mcmaster Bujold

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Author: Edward James
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252097378
Size: 60.26 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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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 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.

Electric Sheep Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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Author: Harry Eiss
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443858625
Size: 13.95 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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On Monday, 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. In the single largest act of destruction ever initiated by humans, a bomb with the equivalent force of 20,000 tons of TNT shattered Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of civilians, people who had become used to the American war planes flying overhead, planes that were purposely not dropping bombs on their city, to the point where the rush to the bomb shelters had become lackadaisical, and the normal activities continued with little interruption – getting the children up and off to school, opening the many small retail stores for the daily customers, perhaps stopping at a local café for morning coffee or tea, perhaps joining in on the group exercise classes. This is the precise instant we entered the postmodern world, one where the easy truths of centuries no longer applied. Speculative Fiction projects real possibilities beyond the now shattered assumptions, moving through marginalized fictional landscapes – science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero comics, graphic novels, and movies, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Cyber Punk, the New Wave, as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts, including everything from graphic novels to video games.

Die Hugo Awards 2001 2017

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Author: Hardy Kettlitz
Publisher: Memoranda Verlag
ISBN: 3948616272
Size: 56.86 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : de
Pages : 352
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Der Hugo Award ist weltweit der wichtigste und bekannteste Preis für Science-Fiction-Werke.Er wird seit 1953 von den Mitgliedern der World Science Fiction Convention während einer feierlichen Zeremonie in zahlreichen, Gelegentlich wechselnden Kategorien vergeben. In diesem dritten Band der Reihe werden die ausgezeichneten Werke und die Preisträger aus dem Zeitraum 2001 bis 2017 gewürdigt und einzeln vorgestellt, und zwar nicht nur die bedeutenden Romane oder Filme, sondern auch Illustratoren, Herausgeber, Podcasts und Fans. Ein großartiges Lesebuch wie auch ein äußerst nützliches Nachschlagewerk für alle, die sich für die Science Fiction interessieren!

Viren Des Vergessens

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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453170971
Size: 80.46 MB
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Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 589
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Roman Des Barrayar Zyklus

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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453149076
Size: 73.66 MB
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Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 380
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Der Magische Dolch

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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783404205806
Size: 64.30 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 428
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Aftershock

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Author: Jean Rabe
Publisher: Roc
ISBN: 9780451461018
Size: 56.23 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 287
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Hood and his fellow shadowrunners get more than they had bargained for when the biotechnologically advanced plants they had been hired to steal lead to murder--and their subsequent capture. Original.

The British National Bibliography

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Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 50.22 MB
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Category : Bibliography, National
Languages : en
Pages :
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Barrayar

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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
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ISBN: 9783453520011
Size: 74.47 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 592
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