Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Literary Road Trip ~ #1

The Literary Road Trip is hosted at Jen's Bookshelves.  I am sharing Minnesota authors!  I am starting out my leg of the journey with Lois McMaster-Bujold.  You can check out her blog here

I chose to start out this road trip with Lois because I have had the pleasure of meeting her a few times.  I have been fortunate enough to be able to not only attend book signings, but also dinners with Lois McMaster-Bujold and a group of her fans. 
Lois McMaster-Bujold was born in Ohio, but now resides in Minnesota.  She writes science fiction and fantasy.  She is one of the most acclaimed writers in her field.  She won the Hugo Award for best novel four times. Her novella "The Mountains of Mourning" won both the Hugo and Nebula Award. 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 and second Nebula were for Paladin of Souls.

She is best known for her Vorkosigan saga.  Shards of Honor (1986), Barrayar (1991), Ethan of Athos (1986), Falling Free (1988), Dreamweaver's Dilemma (1995), The Warrior's Apprentice (1986), Borders of Infinity (1989), Brothers in Arms (1989), The Vor Game (1990), Barrayar (1991), Vorkosigan's Game (omnibus) (1992), Mirror Dance (1994), Cetaganda (1995), Memory (1996), Young Miles (omnibus) (1997), Komarr (1998), A Civil Campaign (1999), Miles, Mystery and Mayhem (omnibus) (2001), Diplomatic Immunity (2002), Miles Errant (omnibus) (2002), Miles, Mutants and Microbes (omnibus) (2007), Miles in Love (omnibus)(2008), Winterfair Gifts (2008), and CryoBurn (Forthcoming, late 2010).
She broke into the Fantasy realm in 1993 with The Spirit Ring, then wrote The Curse of Chalion (2001),
Paladin of Souls (2003) (sequel to The Curse of Chalion),  The Hallowed Hunt (2005).

I was introduced to Lois and her amazing work when The Sharing Knife Series was pubished.  This series consists of: Beguilement (2006), Legacy (2007), Passage (2008), Horizon (2009). 

You can check out a list of all of her books and awards at Fantastic Fiction.

1 comment:

tubathespian said...

Hands down, my favorite author. :)