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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Perhaps he was very proud of his possessions. Where does she live? So he has to figure out how to court her, secretly, while dealing with thorny political problems, the emperor’s impending wedding, and his brother Mark’s zany business schemes involving edible insect vomit. I wasn’t disappointed by the conclusion. Bujold must have had fun writing this book, and I certainly had fun reading it. There’s convincing Ekaterin that the fact that she made a mistake in marrying Tien at twenty doesn’t mean that she’s forever incapable of making good marital choices.

I am positive other people will love it, though. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. But there was always the problem that those women were in love with Admiral Naismith, not Miles Vorkosigan, the Lord of a Berryarren district and second in line for the throne of that backwards world.

After a moment, he added more bleakly, “I won’t be telling you about the Komarran case, Ivan. This one leans in hard on the latter themes but structures it mostly as a romantic comedy from many more viewpoints than previous books. Ivan added after a moment, “So does she have a sister?

This is probably the flat-out funniest Vorkosigan book, but it has its moments of insight and beauty as well.

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. View all 3 comments. Since the weather has brightened up, I find I spend as much cmapaign as possible out here, under the real sky.


I made it real. It is probably a gross inaccuracy of Miles physical description although if one is willing to suspend logical thought, they might caampaign argue that the cover models are just random dancers and not the primary characters.

So old fashioned of the man, he sent a Baba all the way from Vorbar Sultana to your Da in South Continent – it quite bowled the old man over. No dark hair sticking out in odd directions, anyway.

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Part of that might be the effect of all that severe black, which also made her eyes show a brilliant blue-gray. A significant subplot involves Mark’s first entrepreneurial venture: I will tell you this, and I expect it to go no further.

Do you think she’ll like them? A few secondary characters were a bit close to social stereotypes, but unfortunately, not unrealistic.

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It’s just that some people wish they had. I am not especially good at keeping track of political cuvil, but Bujold managed to carry me along without losing me in any of the convolutions.

The details have gone a bit fuzzy. If they have any manners at all. See 2 questions about A Civil Campaign…. Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny.

But Miles had so few humilities, it seemed almost a sin to take this one away from him. A society, too, where both have been brought up, so one which they’ve absorbed in their upbringing and subconscious attitudes, even as they tell themselves well, in this case, more like “he tells himself” they’re modern and galactic. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. But in Komarr he calls her work “lovely,” a “serenity,” “beautiful,” and he declares that she has an “artist’s eye” for designing gardens.

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A comedy of manners, if you will.

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Bujold can do no wrong, so to speak just check my other reviews of her books. The book is also set off civli the number of narrators Bujold uses–the first time she’s utilized the whole cast of characters in perspective, and probably more of a reflection of the regency romance novels she’s paying homage to than anything else, really.


People in love with each other themselves create countless obstacles not campaitn be together.

I figured a Count’s Armsman would be a more settled job, for a family man. Return to Book Page.

But don’t be afraid – this is more of an interlude, a breather between the heavier stuff. The largest and youngest of the guards stood more campaigj to attention, and murmured, “M’lord. One is a pretty hot topic in today’s society – gender identity, though here it’s represented in a much funnier and lighter way.

He’d been lucky to get xivil of the cryo-chamber alive and with his mind intact; Miles was fully aware that many did not fare nearly so well.

He and Kareen Koudelka became lovers in Beta Colony, but the sexual mores of conservative Barrayar are much stricter, and she keeps their relationship a secret from her family. There are a few other threads here, including Mark and Kareen’s romance and their latest business venture, the preparations for Gregor’s upcoming wedding, as well as plenty of political intrigue, including a couple of tricky succession questions involving friends of Miles’ that are going before the Council of Counts.

Their cheery inertia proved a happy chance, when they invited their recently-widowed niece and her young son to live with them while she completed her own education.

We also get further character development of some key characters, the right amount of suspense, and perhaps the best apology letter I’ve ever read in any setting. Would it be seen as redundant by its intended recipient? He never took campaiggn any more. Maybe I ought to volunteer to show her the town. So, I’ll more than likely run down some more of these I read this one out of order and I still list the Vorkosigan Saga as one of the series I really enjoy.

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