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Re: HI! any other Lois McMaster Bujold fans out there

Postby Duchess of Malfi » Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:40 pm

I am nearly finished reading The Curse of Chalion and it is a very good, solid fantasy novel.
As with many of her science fiction novels, she explores the theme of the price of power...and she has created another wonderfully flawed hero, and features strong women characters.
This one has a strong Spanish flavot to it. Apparently she is writing a loosely connected fantasy series which will have flavors of different areas of Europe (Spain, Germany, etc.) Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell
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Postby Duchess of Malfi » Sat Nov 01, 2003 3:40 am

Well, being sick does have advatages, and yesterday I got to read the sequel to The Curse of Chalion. It is called Paladin of Souls and features one of the minor characters from Chalion...
This is a sort of coming of age fantasy tale...it tells of a 40 year old woman who sees herself as a failure, and how she comes to find herself in dealing with gods and demons... Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell

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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby taraswizard » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:44 am

Since you all probably know I've become a huge Bujold fan over this last summer. Let's do some more Bujold talking. Did you all know she's going to be a guest of honor at WorldCon 2008 in Denver. taraswizard
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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby Duchess of Malfi » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:23 am

I Love this woman's writing!

I did not know that - but I have heard many times that she is simply wonderful to her fans when she makes appearances at cons ans signings. ******************************************************

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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby taraswizard » Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:46 pm

Mountains of Mourning, what an incredibly sad, sad story. I finished it yesterday evening and it wiped me out, I don't think I'll be able to read much for at least the day or so. In the fixup Young Miles, MoM takes up the pages between Warrior's Apprentice and The Vor Game. taraswizard
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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby Duchess of Malfi » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:54 pm

I love Mountains of Mourning. It sums up Miles so very well. All of that intelligence and heart and nobility in a twisted up little body.

Taras, if you stick with the series, Mirror Dance wiped me out emotionally as much as Mountains of Mourning did. Maybe even more. But you will not be getting to that novel for awhile yet. ******************************************************

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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby Duchess of Malfi » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:19 am

Taras, Bujold has an upcoming con in Chicagoland:
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February 8-11, Author Guest of Honor at Capricon XXVII to be held at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest, 3400 West Eculid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Tel (847)394 2000. Also featuring Artist GoH Erin McKee and Fan GoH Cat Faber


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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby taraswizard » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:53 pm

Duchess,
I already knew about the February convention; BTW, I might have mentioned it on the Watch thread about Bujold. I'm already scheduled to panel several discussion sessiions at the convention and one of them is about Bujold (the other two are about Joss Whedon). If one examines the convention's documentation, it's apparent the focus is to be on Bujold's Fantasy worlds (Chalion and Sharing Knife), but during author's Q and As I know there will have to be questions about Miles and his wacky friends. Anyway, it's all extremely exciting to me. taraswizard
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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby Duchess of Malfi » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:03 pm

That sounds wonderful Taras! As a long time Bujold fan, I hope that you will give us a detailed review of your experience!

I have seen elsewhere that she is very nice and very kind to her fans at cons. May you have a wonderful experience. ******************************************************

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