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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Worse, Mark has set up his laboratory in Vorkosigan House, the bugs have gotten loose and Miles’s parents, Lord Aral and Lady Cordelia, are due home any second. It was bloody bungled politics that had wrecked him, and you’d think it would be a lesson to him, but no.

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Since beautiful single Vor women are rare on patriarchal Barrayar the previous generation genetically selected for boysthey are in high demand. To ask other readers questions about A Civil Campaignplease sign up. Get to Know Us. A series which started as an excellent space opera became you guessed it a romance with the only relation to space being word “pl A buddy read with Choko and Maria.

She had not received the impression when she’d seen him on Komarr that Vorkosigan maintained the old Vor formalities to quite this extent. His cheer returned in force, and he immediately motioned her to the left. His date had seemed such a possible young woman: Just to illustrate some points: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. All right, no pirates or ninjas here.

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A pleasure, in fact. Forced to be satisfied with his one day’s progress, Miles finished his tea, exchanged gujold few more pleasantries with the two women, and took his leave.


He sat back, and watched the kitten’s pink tongue flash over the sauce, and reflected glumly on his own last night’s outing.

I am positive other people will love it, though. A drawling baritone replied, “Yeah, yeah, Pym. Might she be looking down at him from the shadows of some upstairs window even now? Part of that might be the effect of all that severe black, which also made her eyes show a brilliant blue-gray. Love isn’t easy or simple, but it’s worth fighting for.

A Civil Campaign is light and fun; a romantic comedy much in line with the dedication Jane, Charlotte, Georgette, Dorothywith the added joy of butter-bugs gone wild don’t ask.

A Civil Campaign

cmapaign This one leans in hard on the latter themes but structures it mostly as a campagin comedy from many more viewpoints than previous books. Your Da called Hugo to pass on the particulars. So, I’ll more than likely run down some more of these I read this one out of order and I still list the Vorkosigan Saga as one of the series I really enjoy. An array of boots stood guard along the floor from side to side. There are some niggling little problems with A Civil Campaign, at least for me.

Did Miles know how dangerous he was?

My grandfather had these rooms till he died, when I was about seventeen. The other issue Miles recognized is that he had never had to court his ex girlfriends.

Delayed in development again, Lord Vorbohn the Younger reports. It would be the ice-water bath therapy all over again. Bujold dedicates her new novel to the Bront?

She shook her head, and smiled bleakly. It was only a heavy-duty stunner, but he seemed to wear it as un-self-consciously as he wore his shirt. 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.


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He looked much better now, his brown eyes quick and his face mobile again. On to the next! I know fellows in HQ who’d give their right hands for a friendly widow, except they have to save them for those long, lonely nights.

Ivan’s brows flew up. I had a room on my parent’s floor, though not in the same wing.

Thus we get the “Civil Campaign” to attack and Conquer himself a wife!!! I could develop a sudden interest in a landscape like that, too. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The freezing gray eyes suddenly had all the expression of a pair of gun barrels. He’s brought a brilliant but scatterbrained scientist who’s created a bug producing a perfect food: Did you put your best foot forward? Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc. The Miles Vorkosigan series is one of the best in science fiction.

His fears were more flattering to Ivan than he would ever let on. But he knew for a fact that she’d already turned down one premature offer of re-marriage from a completely unexpected quarter. Winterfair Gifts, a short story.

I know that this review is three paragraphs too long, but this novel fell so short of my granted, very high expectations. The short semi-circle of drive curled around a brilliantly healthy patch of green grass and under a portico, which sheltered carved double doors flanked by tall narrow windows.