Barrayar - Lois McMaster Bujold9.28

Hugo Award 1992, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1992, Nebula Award nominee 1991.

NOT MY CHILD, YOU DON'T...

Cordelia Naismith, legendary ship commander in the Betan Expeditionary Force, a woman who beat the Barrayaran militarists at their own game, was never one to fulfill stereotypes. Having married the commander of the forces her side defeated in battle, she was ready to settle down to a quiet life devoted to raising little Vor lordlings, interrupted only by the occasional ceremonial appearances required of the Lady Vorkosigan.

But Cordelia had not paid sufficient attention to what an important Vor lord she had married; when the Emperor died, only her husband's reputation for honor stood between her adopted planet and the unspeakable horrors of a dynastic civil war fought by first-rate soldiers armed with up-to-the-minute technology.

Aral Vorkosigan had little choice but to take up the burden of Regency – as Cordelia had little choice but to support him in his decision. But neither of them realized the part Cordelia – and her unborn son – would play in Barrayar's bloody legacy.

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Release date: October 1991
Genres: science fictionspace opera
Tags: hugo award, locus award
Average rating: 9.28/10
Total ratings: 18
Updated: May 01, 2015

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