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

Regina Yung Lee and Una McCormack


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 feminist and queer thought, disability studies, and fan studies. In addition, it suggests the importance of Bujold to contemporary American literature. The volume continues the establishment of Bujold as an important author of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. It argues that her corpus spans the distance between two full arcs of US feminism and has anticipated or responded to several of its ... More

Keywords: Lois McMaster Bujold, Science fiction, Fantasy, Feminism, Queer theory, Disability studies, Fan studies, Contemporary American literature, Vorkosigan Saga, Chalion

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621730
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Regina Yung Lee, editor

Una McCormack, editor

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Section 1 The Emergence of Bujold Studies

Introduction The Emergence of Bujold Studies

Regina Yung Lee and Una McCormack

Section 2 Bujold’s Women

Untimely Graces

Regina Yung Lee

In Quiet Converse

Katharine Woods

Section 3 Heroes’ Journeys

The Road and the River

Sylvia Kelso

Pain Made Holy

Joanne Woiak

Section 4 Potential Futures and Imagined Pasts

Queering Barrayar

Jey Saung

Womb with a View

Ally Wolfe

Section 5 Holy Families

The Holy Family

Robin Anne Reid

The Bastard Balances All

Meg MacDonald

Section 6 Beyond the Books

The Naismith Stratagem

Jennifer Woodward and Peter Wright