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Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Regina Yung Lee and Una McCormack (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This volume is a new collection of scholarly essays on the US science fiction and fantasy writer Lois McMaster Bujold. The collection argues for the significant contributions Bujold’s works make to ... More


Fantasy Worlds

Edward James

in Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039324
eISBN:
9780252097379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Bujold's fantasy novels. Since the turn of the millennium Bujold has produced seven fantasy novels and just three science fiction novels. Her first fantasy novel was The ... More


Untimely Graces: Gender, Failure, and Sainthood in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Paladin of Souls

Regina Yung Lee

in Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter argues that reading sainthood in Bujold’s novel Paladin of Souls requires forcible recognition of the social constructions of gender, power, and normal life in Chalion, through their ... More


The Shape of a Hero’s Soul: Exploring the Paradox of Fate and Free Will in The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls

C. Palmer-Patel

in Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores the nature of prophecy, fate, and the ‘destined hero’ in Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls. These motifs, dominant in modern heroic epic fantasy, ... More


Pain Made Holy: Narratives of Disability and Pain in The Curse of Chalion

Joanne Woiak

in Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Through an examination of the experiences of Castillar Lupe dy Cazaril, protagonist of Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Curse of Chalion, this chapter argues that the novel mirrors academic and advocacy ... More


The Holy Family: Divine Queerness in The Curse of Chalion and The Hallowed Hunt

Robin Anne Reid

in Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the relationships that two of Lois McMaster Bujold’s fantasy heroes – Cazaril (The Curse of Chalion) and Ingrey (The Hallowed Hunt) – have with divine and supernatural beings ... More


The Bastard Balances All: The Essential Other in Bujold’s Queer Theology

Meg MacDonald

in Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the role of the Bastard, one of the gods in Lois McMaster Bujold’s ‘Worlds of the Five Gods’ series, and his contribution to her depiction of an inclusive Queer Theology. ... More


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