Friends! One of my favourite things made of words ever
is up for the Best Series Hugo this year! That is correct, The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold is a Hugo Finalist
. And I am here with the lovely frequent Lady Business guest poster forestofglory
(Anna), a fellow Vorkosigan fan, to present you with two ways to skim the highlights of this series in 5 books each.Anna
Five books is kind of an arbitrary cutoff, but it's a lot fewer than 17!Ira
Isn't that right!
Now, you may have seen that your Hugo packet includes Borders of Infinity
as the sole representative of the Vorkosigan Saga. This is a collection of novellas/short stories with some interstitial material that constitutes its own (very) short story. If Baen, the publisher, had to pick ONE book, this is not a bad choice, as it gives several interesting adventures and tones from this series. However, Anna and I think it doesn't really cover the breadth of the series, and we're here to fix that.
This post is intended for two audiences: (1) People who have never encountered a Vorkosigan book in their life, or maybe have read one or two but don't really know the full series, so we can suggest a subset of the series that is readable by the Hugo voting deadline; and (2) Fans of the series so they can come argue with us about our picks. BOTH ARE SO WELCOME.( Read more... )