A Civil Campaign
A COMEDY OF BIOLOGY AND MANNERS
ONE CUNNING PLAN TOO MANY. . . ?
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 . . .
another winner with all kinds of unexpected adventures . . . Georgette
Heyer has met her match for intrigue and STYLE! A sprightly conducted
romance with twists and turns that could only happen in a Vorkosigan-inspired
novel. . . . Boy, can she write!Ē
successfully mixes quirky humor with just enough action, a dab of
feminist social commentary and her usual superb character development in
a sprightly SF romance . . . enormously satisfying.Ē
Cover art by Patrick Turner
This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.
First paperback printing, August 2000
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Copyright © 1999 by Lois McMaster Bujold
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