newest Bujold

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Fri Jul 5 11:15:49 EDT 2002

I know this is a little OT, but I also know that there are people on this 
list who have read Diplomatic Immunity, and I wanted to vent. I thought 
Bujold's previous book, A Civil Campaign, was really brilliant, and funny 
and pushed the envelope of the genre a bit in unexpected ways. DI was a 
good read, but I felt it was going a bit backwards, it was very like some 
of the earlier stories, without new concepts or excitements: a revisit of 
the ideas from Ceteganda (one of my faves) without the gender politics. 
Also, I get the impression that Miles' character has stopped developing now 
that he has a wife, or maybe this book is just treading water. Thoughts?

And, addressing that impossible question of my favourite fantasy novel from 
a previous thread, I would have to say that Bujold's Curse of Chalion is up 
there, great plot, and I love what she did with the Gods.


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