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The History of Scholarship on Lois McMaster Bujold’s Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Feminist Bibliographic Essay

Robin Anne Reid

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

Published in print:
2020
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January 2021
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9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
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chapter
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter provides a comprehensive and chronological bibliographic survey of scholarship on Lois McMaster Bujold from 1995 onwards. The chapter is structured chronologically to show changes in the ... More


An Introduction to Lois MCmaster Bujold

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/9780252039324.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter sketches the life and career of Lois McMaster Bujold. Lois McMaster was born in Columbus, Ohio, on November 2, 1949, the third child and only daughter of Robert Charles McMaster and ... 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
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January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
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chapter
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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 Science Fiction

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/9780252039324.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the science fiction of Lois McMaster Bujold. Bujold has written about fourteen science fiction books and a number of short stories: approximately six thousand pages of text. ... More


In Quiet Converse: The Intertextual Speaking of Madame Vorsoisson and Miss Price

Katharine Woods

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

Published in print:
2020
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January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter takes as its starting point the dedication at the front of Lois McMaster Bujold’s novel A Civil Campaign: ‘For Jane, Charlotte, Georgette and Dorothy—long may they rule’, arguing that ... More


‘What you need is a liege lord’: Futuristic Feudalism in The Warrior’s Apprentice

Sarah Lindsay

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

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2020
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January 2021
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9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Lois McMaster Bujold’s use of medievalism, specifically at how Bujold uses feudalism in her Vorkosigan science fiction novel The Warrior’s Apprentice as a bridge between past ... 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
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January 2021
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9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
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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


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
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January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
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chapter
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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 Naismith Stratagem: Authenticity and Adaptation in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga: Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game

Jennifer Woodward and Peter Wright

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
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chapter
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter critically considers Genevieve Cogman’s Vorkosigan sourcebook for Steve Jackson Games’ tabletop Generic Universal Roleplaying System (GURPS). It examines how the sourcebook reframes Lois ... More


The Emergence of Bujold Studies

Regina Yung Lee and Una McCormack

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

Published in print:
2020
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January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
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chapter
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This introductory essay provides the context for the present volume, establishing Lois McMaster Bujold as a multiple award-winning writer of science fiction and fantasy worthy of scholarly attention; ... More


Lois McMaster Bujold

Edward James

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039324
eISBN:
9780252097379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

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 ... More


You Wish to Have the Curse Reversed?: Traditional Narrative Motifs of Gender Reconfigured in Bujold’s Chalion Novels

Caitlin Herington

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
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines how the heroines, major and minor, of the three novels set in Lois McMaster Bujold’s ‘World of the Five Gods’ challenge and reform traditional narrative depictions of female ... More


The Road and the River: Genre-Neering a Future in The Sharing Knife Series

Sylvia Kelso

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
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter provides a close reading of Lois McMaster Bujold’s later fantasy series The Sharing Knife to explore how the project reworks traditional narrative motifs and crosses genres to blur or ... More


Canon Compliance and Creative Analysis in Vorkosigan Saga Fan Fiction

Kristina Busse

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
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DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines different types of fan fiction based on the science fiction Vorkosigan novels by Lois McMaster Bujold. It explores the ways in which the source texts, or ‘canon’, are used as ... More


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:
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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


Character

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/9780252039324.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the way in which Bujold creates and presents character and personality. It focuses on depth and complexity of Bujold's characterization, with particular discussion of the ... 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:
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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


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


Women, Uterine Replicators, and Sexuality

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/9780252039324.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the feminist themes explored in Bujold's fictional work. For Bujold, feminism involves far more than writing about women. Bujold herself wondered if, in her writing, disability ... More


Womb with a View: Ectogenesis in Ethan of Athos and Brave New World

Ally Wolfe

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/9781789621730.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter conducts a close reading of Lois McMaster Bujold’s ‘problem’ novel Ethan of Athos, in which an all-male world, Athos, is posited, reliant for reproduction on the ‘uterine replicator’ or ... More


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