Lois McMaster Bujold

Jill Wadsworth jill at e-z.net
Thu Aug 24 18:07:01 EDT 2000


I'm not sure if this counts, but my favorites have so far been "Shards of
Honor" and "Barrayar". Miles is nice, but I loved Cordelia...

Jill Wadsworth
----- Original Message -----
From: Courtney M Eckhardt <cme at MIT.EDU>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: Lois McMaster Bujold


> In message <4.2.0.58.20000824233245.00945f00 at pop.corplink.com.au>, Robyn
Starke
> y writes:
> >Just to add my 2cents worth (in Australian currency worth about 1 cent),
I
> >read the Miles books in the order I could get my hands on them when I
first
> >got LMB addicted thanks to the comments on this list, and I think that
the
> >books suffer a lot less than many series from this treatment because they
> >are all pretty complete stories in themselves. So if you can't acquire
them
> >in order quickly enough, you won't really wreck anything by reading them
> >out of order.
>
> I agree with this... the first one I ever read was Brothers in Arms, and I
> read the others in an order that could only be called random.  I've reread
> them in many different orders, and I learn new things about the characters
> and the world every time.
>
> >Also, I must say, I never would have coped with MIrror Dance
> >if I hadn't read a later book first.
>
> Really?  I managed okay with Mirror Dance... possibly because I didn't
> have much confidence in Mark but I did have confidence in the other
> characters being able to fix things... (and I *really* liked the end scene
> in the ballroom! :)  The one I wouldn't have got through without
> encouragement was Memory; I kept giving it up near the beginning with all
> of the voices in my head screaming in concert at Miles:  "No!  No that's
> stupid that's dumb you're gonna... when are you going to learn to listen
> to Ellie!"  :P
>
> In my case, the encouragement was that I had promised myself I wouldn't
> read Komarr until I finished Memory, and I was *dying* to know who the
> woman on the front cover looking at Miles was... ;)
>
> While we're on the subject (and off the topic... :), I was wondering if
> other people had favorite books in that series, and what they were and
> why.
>
> Courtney
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