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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The seizure-stimulator the military doctors had bujolld him to bleed off his convulsions was very far from being a cure, though it was supposed to keep them from happening at random times. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Especially When You’re an Idiot. The seizure disorder was the last souvenir that ImpSec Captain Miles Vorkosigan had brought home from his decade of military missions. Ciivl can do no wrong, so to speak just check my other reviews of her books. The attics of Vorkosigan House are something to behold.


A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12) by Lois McMaster Bujold

I can’t wait for Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance to show up on my door in November. Her years with Tien had taught her that, if nothing else. Find similar books Profile.

It’s slit-your-throat-before-reading stuff, and no horseshit. I am glad I picked this book up and returned to campagin world. It surprised the hell out of him, I think.

Once again I need to emphasize the only real failing bbujold book had is my expectations. Retrieved from ” https: And outlive the bastards. More of that manic Miles energy. This book looks at the generation immediately after those things have become available and looks at the changes that have already happened, are still happening, and still to come.

Miles wondered if he could have persuaded the feckless prole in front of them that being rear-ended by an Imperial Auditor was a privilege to be treasured. His cousin’s brief grin was entirely without sympathy. Ivan tilted his head, his grin spreading.

I barely had a chance to say hello before you hustled her out. Miles is in love, and this is LOVE, not just infatuation. No dark hair sticking out in odd directions, anyway. He’d served the Vorkosigans as a liege-sworn guard since Miles had been an Academy cadet, and would doubtless go on doing so till either he died of old age, or they were all killed in traffic. So small, so wrecked, so obnoxious.

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She began writing with the aim of professional publication in But it’s basically a fun reward to all the fans of Miles who wondered, “Is this manic guy every going to find the right woman for him? One corner of Miles’s mouth crooked up. Instead, after the moment’s silence threatened to stretch unbearably, she blurted, “Would you go back?

A Civil Campaign

I’ll offer it, anyway. So h This is an unpopular opinion, I know, I’m sorry, but this is my least favorite Vorkosigan book. It will provide variety. You said this would be a good time. And then there’s the startling discovery he’s made about his old love, Lady Donna Vorrutyer Your sister is in love with a son of the second most powerful man of the Empire. A comedy of manners, if you will.