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Bujold, Lois McMaster

Edité par Baen [1996]., [Riverdale, New York], 1996
ISBN 10: 0671877496 / ISBN 13: 9780671877491
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Éditeur : Baen [1996]., [Riverdale, New York]

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Octavo, boards. First combined hardcover edition. Signed by Bujold. Collects SHARDS OF HONOR (1986) and BARRAYAR (1991) with afterword by Bujold. The first trade hardcover publication of SHARDS OF HONOR, a paperback original, the author's first book and the first book in the Vorkosigan saga. Also the first trade hardcover publication of BARRAYAR, a Baen paperback original published later in hardcover by the Easton Press in a signed edition, which won the 1992 Hugo Award for best novel. Most of the combined edition was issued in trade paperback format with a small number hardbound in boards. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket specially produced for this book by a specialty bookstore in Chicago. (#125525). N° de réf. du libraire 125525

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Synopsis : Sick of combat, Cordelia Naismith is ready to settle down to a quiet life. But when the Emperor dies, Aral become guardian of the infant heir to the throne of Barrayar. Cordelia soon finds herself allied with Aral to keep the child safe from high-tech assassins engaged in a dynastic civil war fought with biowar technology.

Note de l'auteur: Author's Note:
The Vorkosigan Saga Reading Order Debate: The Chef Recommends
Many pixels have been expended debating the 'best' order in which to read what have come to be known as the Vorkosigan Books, the Vorkosiverse, the Miles books, and other names, since I neglected to supply the series with a label myself.   The debate now wrestles with some fourteen or so volumes and counting, and mainly revolves around publication order versus internal-chronological order.   I favor internal chronological, with a few caveats.
I have always resisted numbering my volumes; partly because, in the early days, I thought the books were distinct enough; latterly because if I ever decided to drop in a prequel somewhere (which in fact I did most lately with Captain Vorpatril's Alliance) it would upwhack the numbering system.   Nevertheless, the books and stories do have a chronological order, if not a strict one.
It was always my intention to write each book as a stand-alone so that the reader could theoretically jump in anywhere, yes, with that book that's in your hand right now, don't put it back on the shelf!   While still somewhat true, as the series developed it acquired a number of sub-arcs, closely related tales that were richer for each other.   I will list the sub-arcs, and then the books, and then the caveats.
Shards of Honor and Barrayar.   The first two books in the series proper, they detail the adventures of Cordelia Naismith of Beta Colony and Aral Vorkosigan of Barrayar.   Shards was my very first novel ever; Barrayar was actually my eighth, but continues the tale the next day after the end of Shards.   For readers who want to be sure of beginning at the beginning, or who are very spoiler-sensitive, start with these two.
The Warrior's Apprentice and The Vor Game (with, perhaps, the novella "The Mountains of Mourning" tucked in between.)   The Warrior's Apprentice introduces the character who became the series' linchpin, Miles Vorkosigan; the first book tells how he created a space mercenary fleet by accident; the second how he fixed his mistakes from the first round. Space opera and military-esque adventure (and a number of other things one can best discover for oneself), The Warrior's Apprentice makes another good place to jump into the series for readers who prefer a young male protagonist.
After that: Brothers in Arms should be read before Mirror Dance, and both, ideally, before Memory.
Komarr makes another good alternate entry point for the series, picking up Miles's second career at its start.   It should be read before A Civil Campaign.
Borders of Infinity, a collection of three of the five currently extant novellas, makes a good Miles Vorkosigan early-adventure sampler platter, I always thought, for readers who don't want to commit themselves to length.   (But it may make more sense if read after The Warrior's Apprentice.)   Take care not to confuse the collection-as-a-whole with its title story, "The Borders of Infinity".
Falling Free takes place 200 years earlier in the timeline and does not share settings or characters with the main body of the series.   Most readers recommend picking up this story later. It should likely be read before Diplomatic Immunity, however, which revisits the "quaddies", a bioengineered race of free fall dwellers, in Miles's time.
The novels in the internal-chronological list below appear in italics; the novellas (officially defined as a story between 17,500 words and 40,000 words, though mine usually run 20k - 30k words) in quote marks.
Falling Free
Shards of Honor
The Warrior's Apprentice
"The Mountains of Mourning"
The Vor Game
Ethan of Athos
Borders of Infinity
"The Borders of Infinity"
Brothers in Arms
Mirror Dance
A Civil Campaign
"Winterfair Gifts"
Diplomatic Immunity
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance   (upcoming in late 2012)
The novella "Weatherman" is an out-take from the beginning of the novel The Vor Game.   If you already have The Vor Game, you likely don't need this.
The original 'novel' Borders of Infinity was a fix-up collection containing the three novellas "The Mountains of Mourning", "Labyrinth", and "The Borders of Infinity", together with a frame story to tie the pieces together. Again, beware duplication.   The frame story does not stand alone, and generally is of interest only to completists.
The Fantasy Novels
My fantasy novels are a bit easier to order.   Easiest of all is The Spirit Ring, which is a stand-alone, or aquel, as some wag once dubbed books that for some obscure reason failed to spawn a subsequent series.   Next easiest are the four volumes of The Sharing Knife--in order, Beguilement, Legacy, Passage, and Horizon--which I broke down and actually numbered, as this was one continuous tale divided into non-wrist-breaking chunks.
What have come to be called the Chalion books, after the setting of its first two volumes, were also written, like the Vorkosigan books, to be stand-alones as part of a larger whole, and can in theory be read in any order.   (The third book actually takes place a few hundred years prior to the more closely connected first two.)   Some readers think the world-building is easier to assimilate when the books are read in publication order, and the second volume certainly contains spoilers for the first (but not the third.)   In any case, the publication order is:
The Curse of Chalion
Paladin of Souls
The Hallowed Hunt
Happy reading!
-- Lois McMaster Bujold.

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