Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: Lois McMaster Bujold  (Read 1635 times)

Offline kathyp

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 16351
  • Gender: Female
Lois McMaster Bujold
« on: June 07, 2011, 01:42:04 am »
finished Vorkosigan series and started Sharing Knife series.  good stuff.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Offline minz

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 195
  • Gender: Male
Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 12:23:06 am »
I just seen this post. I am hung up about part way into number 3 (Ethan of Athos) the first two were fan darn tastic and this one just will not get started. Can I skip 3 and go to 4? They only seem lightly connected so far.
Poor decisions make the best stories.

Offline kathyp

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 16351
  • Gender: Female
Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 10:43:26 am »
skim past and go on if you want.  seems I remember one that didn't grab me too.  Even though they seem lightly connected, there are important bits to catch.  If you get to 4 and find you missed something you can always go back and find what you missed.

Glad you are enjoying.  I found it by accident and was hooked  :-)
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Offline minz

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 195
  • Gender: Male
Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 04:35:17 pm »
Skipped number 3 and jumped to #4. Not connected and fan-darn-tastic.  Now I went to #5 and it looks like they went back to the series of #2? Pretty confusing as to how they are ordered. We don?t get flying weather here soon my gardens and the bees are going to float away.
Poor decisions make the best stories.

Offline kathyp

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 16351
  • Gender: Female
Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 11:05:45 am »
Quote
Now I went to #5 and it looks like they went back to the series of #2? Pretty confusing as to how they are ordered.

it's been awhile, but some of them deal with different bits of the story.  I think you could look up the series on and of the book sites and probably sort by the synopsis. 
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
Alexis de Tocqueville