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Lois McMaster Bujold


Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction.  She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children.  She began writing with the aim of professional publication in 1982.  She wrote three novels in three years; in October of 1985, all three sold to Baen Books, launching her career. Bujold went on to write many other books for Baen, mostly featuring her popular character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies.  Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.  Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series.


The Vorkosigan Series
         Falling Free
         Shards of Honor
         The Warrior’s Apprentice
         The Vor Game
         Ethan of Athos
         Borders of Infinity
         Brothers in Arms
         Mirror Dance
         A Civil Campaign
         Diplomatic Immunity
         Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance
         Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

The Chalion Series
         The Hallowed Hunt
         The Curse of Chalion
         Paladin of Souls

Penric & Desdemona
         “Penric’s Demon”
         “Penric and the Shaman”
         “Penric’s Fox”
         “Masquerade in Lodi”
         “Penric’s Mission”
         “Mira’s Last Dance”
         “The Prisoner of Limnos”
         “The Orphans of Raspay”
         “The Physicians of Vilnoc”
          The Assassins of Thasalon

The Sharing Knife Tetralogy
         Volume One: Beguilement
         Volume Two: Legacy
         Volume Three: Passage
         Volume Four: Horizon

“Knife Children"

Other Fantasy
         The Spirit Ring

Short Stories
         Proto Zoa

         Sidelines: Talks and Essays

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>>> Click on the image above or here to read about Bujold on The Authors Road website. They call her "one of the most highly awarded science fiction/fantasy writers on this planet, and possibly in our entire solar system."

>>> Visit The Authors Road website to learn much about the author, including more information about the awards Lois McMaster Bujold has received. 

>>> Another excellent interview with the author:
"Lois McMaster Bujold has won more Hugo Awards for best novel than anyone but Robert Heinlein..." 
Read the full interview in the Austin Chronicle.

Selected Awards

  • Nebula Award, Best Novel, FALLING FREE

  • Nebula Award, Best Novella, "The Mountains of Mourning"

  • Hugo Award, Best Novella, "The Mountains of Mourning"

  • 2014 Winner of the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, FALLING FREE 

  • SF Chronicle Award for Best Novella

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, THE VOR GAME

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, BARRAYAR 

  • Rickie Award for best SF novel, voted by viewers of the Toronto SF TV show Prisoners of Gravity, BARRAYAR

  • HOMer Award for Best SF Novel, BARRAYAR

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, MIRROR DANCE

  • Sapphire Award, Best Romantic Science Fiction Novel, A CIVIL CAMPAIGN 

  • Analytical Laboratory (Analog Magazine award), “Labyrinth”

  • Locus Award, Best Novel, BARRAYAR

  • Locus Award, Best Novel, MIRROR DANCE 

  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year List, MEMORY

  • Minnesota Book Award, Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Novel, KOMARR

  • Strannik Award (Russia) in the category “The Guest from Afar” for all the Vorkosigan saga

  • Fictionwise eBook2002 “Author of the Year”

  • Mythopoeic Award 2002 for THE CURSE OF CHALION

  • Fictionwise eBook Award 2003 “Author of the Year”

  • 2004 Locus Award, Best Fantasy Novel, PALADIN OF SOULS 

  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Best Fantasy Novel, PALADIN OF SOULS 

  • Nebula Award for Best Novel, PALADIN OF SOULS

  • Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Fantasy Novel, THE HALLOWED HUNT

  • Fictionwise eBook Award 2006 "Winterfair Gifts"

  • 2007 Ohioana Career Award

  • 2009 Romantic Times Achievement Award for SciFi/Fantasy

  • 2011 Skylark Award

  • 2017 Hugo Award for Best Series: The Vorkosigan Saga

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