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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #165 on: January 28, 2017, 06:52:49 pm »
Me too. 
I'd recommend them;  Penric is sort of a predecessor of Foix and the bear, and you get to see some aftermath of Ingrey's story from 'Hallowed Hunt".
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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #166 on: November 20, 2017, 06:35:24 pm »
I've just yesterday - or the day before - finished reading the latest Penric story, and I may need to re-read, but I don't think there was anything that explained how Second Rescuer knew which cell to invade.
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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold - new Sharing Knife novella
« Reply #168 on: January 03, 2019, 04:08:36 pm »
New novella arriving tentatively in late January. Below is reposted from Bujold's goodreads blog.

reposted:
new Lakewalker novella impending
I am pleased to report that I have finished the first draft of a new novella in the world of The Sharing Knife. Functionally a novella, anyway; its length, at the moment, is a tad over 49,000 words, so it's technically a short novel. This falls in an odd limbo in categorization -- the official cap for a novella is 40k or 45k words, but the minimum contractual length for a commercially published novel is usually 100k. (It was 80k back when I started, but word-count inflation has occurred since then.) Since it's headed for original e-publication, I don't have to care, so the main concern is to label it so readers won't charge in expecting something twice as long.

The working title was "Barr & Lily", which is also its subject matter, being a sort of slice-of-Lakewalker-life character study. However, that won't do for the final, since it sounds a bit too much like the name of a tea company. The current front-runner is "Knife Children", but I'm not sure yet if that is going to stick.

It takes place about a dozen years after the events of the tetralogy, but should be perfectly readable as a stand-alone. (Old readers will gratify me if they can refrain from fending off potential new readers by telling them they have to read four other books first.)

I won't claim there's no action, *cough*, but the cadre of readers who process only physical violence as "action" may find a sad lack of climactic boss fights. This story has other kinds of business to attend to.

Once my eyes recover from the final push, there's still some editing and proofreading to go, plus arranging for a suitable e-cover. So I'm guessing publication sometime in late January. I will of course post updates here when things are finalized.

Happy holidays to all --

Ta, L.

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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #169 on: January 03, 2019, 06:40:21 pm »
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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #170 on: March 21, 2019, 07:33:55 pm »
Oh, I got hold of that... last weekend? And have finished it.  As usual with Ms. Bujold, it didn't go how you expected.

Speaking of which, blog about re-read of her Vorkoverse novel Cryoburn:  https://www.tor.com/2019/03/18/rereading-the-vorkosigan-saga-cryoburn-chapters-19-and-20/
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Re: Lois McMaster Bujold
« Reply #175 on: August 10, 2019, 04:47:15 pm »
There's a new Desdemonda & Penric novella, too.  I've bought it.
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