Covet the Covers – 11 #Brainfluffcovetthecovers #CovetthecoversLoisMcMasterBujold #SciFiMonth2020

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Welcome to another helping of Covet the Covers, aka Cover Love. This week I’m featuring Lois McMaster Bujold’s Miles Vorkosigan science fiction covers in honour of #Sci Fi Month 2020, which I’m linking to this post.

We are both huge fans of her writing – check out my reviews of Cryoburn, Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen and The Flowers of Vashnoi, which are all part of this long-running, highly successful space opera adventure that helped to redefine the genre into something more nuanced and interesting. Bujold showed herself years ahead of many of her contemporaries in following the fortunes of a highly driven, alpha male desperate to prove himself when growing up in a warrior-caste society, while coping with significant physical disabilities. His paternal grandfather had wanted him to be quietly euthanised as a baby… My favourite is the cover for Cryoburn – which is yours?


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  1. Cryoburn – and Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance – are the two most “modern” covers for this series, since the others are all fashioned after the older style used for SF, but in this case the covers are far less important than the contents. Even if I’m just a little biased 😀 toward this series…

    • They are, aren’t they? And it is the most fabulous series. So full of adventure and fun – and yet also providing issues that leave the reader thinking. Bujold’s uterine replicator is one such societal change, for instance…

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