|Civil Campaign, a (1999) [Novel]|
by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Itís spring in Vorbarr Sultana, and a young personís fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love . . .
. . . money . . . bio-genetics . . . love . . . lack of money . . . incompatible planetary sexual mores . . . love . . . District succession scandals . . . the Emperorís wedding . . . and, of course, love . . .
Lord Miles Vorkosigan, youngest Imperial Auditor to be appointed by the Emperor since the Time of Isolation, has a problem all his new power canít solve: unrequited love for the beautiful Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage as a result of her first exposure. But as Miles learned from his late career in galactic covert ops, if a frontal assault wonít do, go to subterfuge. He has a cunning plan . . .
Lord Mark Vorkosigan has a problem: his love for the sunny Kareen, daughter of Commodore Koudelka, has just become unrequited again. But if all his new money canít solve their dilemma, perhaps a judicious blending of science and entrepreneurial scheming might. He has a cunning plan . . .
Lord Ivan Vorpatril has a problem: unrequited love in general. True, with the men on Barrayar outnumbering the women five to four, his odds aren't good. But Ivan has never thought the odds applied to him. He too has a cunning plan...
If no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy, just imagine what all Miles's closest friends and relatives can do to his romantic strategy!
Original title: A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology and Manners
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Opera
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Humorous, Parody and Comedy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Miles in Love (2008) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold