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Lois McMaster Bujold
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Lois McMaster Bujold

Edward James

Abstract

Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled, economic exploitation, and the role of women in society. This book traces Bujold's career, showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres—military science fiction, space opera—perceived as solely by and for males. Devoted to old-school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to ... More

Keywords: Lois McMaster Bujold, space opera, military science fiction, humanity, Miles Vorkosigan, novels, fanzine culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039324
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward James, author
University College Dublin