Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. When Enriques experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets. This novella falls after Captain Vorpatrils Alliance in the Vorkosigan series timeline, but may be read entirely independently. The Vorkosigan saga was the recipient of the first Hugo Award for best science fiction series in 2017. Bujold couldn't characterize badly if threatened with a firing squad. - Booklist Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion. - SF Site Bujold continues to prove what marvels genius can create out of basic space operatics. - Library Journal Bujold is one of the best writers of SF adventure to come along in years. - Locus Magazine A superb craftsman and stylist, Ms. Bujold is well on her way to becoming one of the great voices of speculative fiction. - Rave Reviews Bujold has a gift, nearly unique in science fiction, for the comedy of manners. - Chicago Sun Times Bujold's "work remains among the most enjoyable and rewarding in contemporary SF." - Publishers Weekly Superb far-future saga. - Publishers Weekly, on the 'Vorkosigan' series 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....
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The Flowers of Vashnoi (Vorkosigan Saga (Chronological) #14.1) Reviews
A solid Ekaterin story about Barrayaran bioethics. She has a Mountains of Mourning-esque rite of passage, with Dr. Borgos as a capable backup.
Those bioengineered creatures alluded to in the blurb are our old friends, the butterbugs, which made a very dramatic entrance in A Civil Campaign during a particularly important banquet. Those of us who read this excellent series won’t ever forget that particular scene… During this incarnation, they are being used to help clean up an irradiated area, when they start to go missing.
Bujold has nailed the pacing of the novella form – not something every author used to writing full-length novels man ...more
Loved it. Wanted more.
Lois McMaster Bujold’s novella The Flowers of Vashnoi focuses on Ekaterin Vorkosigan. The Vorkosigan holdings include a large area, still dangerously contaminated with radiation from the Cetagundan invasion, when the city of Vashnoi was destroyed by nuclear weapons, killing hundreds of thousands. Though the size of the contaminated region has shrunk a little over the many years since the bombing, most of what was once a major metropolis is still radioactive at a level dangerous to human health. ...more
Ekaterin! Re-engineered butterbugs!
It's there anything better than an unexpected Vorkosigan novella? No. There is NOT. This one is a delight though in the more serious vein of Mountains of Mourning, taking place deep inside the Vorkosigan district. Ekaterin is always a lovely character to ride along with, partly because she loves Miles as much as I do. I love the view we get of the not long married Vorkosigans managing their complicated, rather tragic district on Barrayar. I just want more, as usual.
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Pushing the envelope. Compassion. A snapshot of a character who isn't usually the focus of stories. All of these apply to *The Flowers of Vashnoi.*
It's a wonderful little story, makes me think about the story **Aftermaths**, which is often attached to *Shards of Honor*, but has also been published as part of a collection or two. The ending of *The Flowers of Vashnoi* doesn't give you the same whiplash that **Aftermaths** does; instead, it's a main plot point that causes the whiplash.
This story ...more