Barrayar

by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Book 17 of 78 in the Best Space Opera Books
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When enemies become mare that friends they win. In her first trial by fire, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway ship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she was forced into a separate peace with her chief opponent, Lord Aral Vorkosigan he who was called 'The Butcher of Komarr' and would consequently become an outcast on her own planet and the Lady Vorkosigan on his. Sick of combat and betrayal, she was ready to settle down to a quiet life, interrupted only by the occasion ceremonial appearances required of the Lady Vorkosigan. But when the Emperor died, Aral became guardian of the infant heir to the imperial throne of Barrayar and the target of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil war that was reminiscent of Earth's Middle Ages, but fought with up-to-the minute biowar technology. Neither Aral nor Cordelia guessed the part that their cell-damaged unborn would play in Barrayar's bloody legacy. Publisher's Note: Cordelia's Honor is comprised of two parts: Shards of Honor and Barrayar. Together they form a continuous story following the life of Cordelia Vorkosigan nee Naismith from the day she met her then-enemy Lord Aral Vorkosigan through the boyhood of her son Miles. Barrayar won the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel of the year.

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Won 2 awards in total

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1992
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Nominated 1 times in total

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3 comments
Zimriel | 2013-09-19 06:22:05
"Proving that not all sci-fi is about female subjugation (and really, the sci-fi writing industry is copping a beating lately for it)" SF fandom is taking more of a beating because of the over-reaction by SFWA "anti" fascists. And it'd be interesting to see what Bujold (and Moon) actually think about the fracas to which you allude. I'm betting that Bujold and Moon support Resnick and Malzberg.
Anonymous | 2015-03-23 07:30:18
So so
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