A collection of three Miles Vorkosigan novellas.
Which best describes a Vor Lord?
a) Officer in the Barrayaran Imperial Space Service
b) Supreme Commander of a Mercenary Company
c) Detective, Judge and executioner in a back-country murder
d) Rescuer of Damsels Deeply Distressed
e) Mole in an escape-proof planetary POW camp
Answer: All of the above of course.*
*But only if you're Miles Naismith Vorkosigan!
Lois McMaster Bujold (born 1949) is an American speculative fiction writer. She is one of the most acclaimed writers in her field, having won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, matching Robert A. Heinlein's record, not counting his Retro Hugo. Her novella "The Mountains of Mourning" won both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. In the fantasy genre, The Curse of Chalion won the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature and was nominated for the 2002 World Fantasy Award for best novel, and both her fourth Hugo Award and second Nebula Award were for Paladin of Souls. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award. In 2013 she was awarded the Forry Award. In 2017 she won a Hugo Award for Best Series, for the Vorkosigan Saga.
The bulk of Bujold's works comprises three separate book series: the Vorkosigan Saga, the Chalion Series, and the Sharing Knife series.