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Vorkosigan Wiki (aka VorWiki) is a collaborative website about the Vorkosigan Saga series of books authored by Lois McMaster Bujold. The site's purpose is to organize and analyze the rich history of Barrayaran culture and the societies both external and internal.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Vorkosigan Saga won the Hugo for Best Series on August 11, 2017
The Five Gods series (Chalion) won the Hugo for Best Series on August 19, 2018
Lois was named SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master in 2019. (see The 55th Annual Nebula Awards Ceremony for acceptance speech (~40 minutes in)

See the Chalion site for information about the newest Penric tale, Knot of Shadows, available as of October 23, 2021.

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But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan - Barrayar

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Latest Activity

Universe
"Dreamweaver's Dilemma"
Falling Free
Cordelia's Honor
Shards of Honor
Barrayar
Young Miles
The Warrior's Apprentice
"The Mountains of Mourning"
The Vor Game
Miles, Mystery and Mayhem
Cetaganda
Ethan of Athos
"Labyrinth"
Miles Errant
"The Borders of Infinity"
Brothers in Arms
Mirror Dance
Changing Worlds
Memory
Miles in Love
Komarr
A Civil Campaign
"Winterfair Gifts"
Miles, Mutants and Microbes
Diplomatic Immunity
Later books
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
"The Flowers of Vashnoi"
Cryoburn
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

User Blogs

KarenHunt KarenHunt 31 January 2021
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Lois, regarding "Was Bisexual" line in Barrayar

In an email-discussion on Jan 22, 2021, Lois Bujold discussed the "Was bisexual" line in the book Barrayar (chapter 5, Cordelia speaking to Vidal Vordarian). Text below is copied from her statement:

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