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Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga)
     

Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga)

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by Lois McMaster Bujold
 

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Dr. Ethan Urquhart, chief biologist from the all-male world of Athos, must travel to other planets in search of new genetic material, as their current supply of ovarian tissue is no longer viable.

Ethan encounters what to him is practically an alien species -- women! -- and also finds himself hunted by Cetagandan ghem lords and helped out by Miles' Dendarii

Overview

Dr. Ethan Urquhart, chief biologist from the all-male world of Athos, must travel to other planets in search of new genetic material, as their current supply of ovarian tissue is no longer viable.

Ethan encounters what to him is practically an alien species -- women! -- and also finds himself hunted by Cetagandan ghem lords and helped out by Miles' Dendarii officer Elli Quinn.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"The plot-driven story moves swiftly and will engage sf fans of all sub-genres."
Locus Magazine
"Bujold is one of the best writers of SF adventure to come along in years."
The Chicago Sun Times
"Bujold has a gift, nearly unique in science fiction, for the comedy of manners."
Publishers Weekly
"Superb far-future saga."
- Publishers Weekly on the 'Vorkosigan' series

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014126373
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Series:
Vorkosigan Saga , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
90,275
File size:
607 KB

Meet the Author

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. www.dendarii.com

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Ethan of Athos 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Colona More than 1 year ago
Think a young Gregory Peck: earnest young doc must undertake vital mission to bring material back to home planet so that life can continue. He will face beings that reflect his deepest fears and prejudices. Really an enjoyable book. Bujold turns expectations inside out to entertain both sci-fi fans and lovers of good characters.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Though I frequently came across her name as a highly recommended science fiction author, I missed out on Lois McMaster Bujold until recently, when I read Ethan of Athos. That scifi adventure involves a man from an all-male planet who uses technology to provide children for his world¿s population. Ethan happens to be gay many of the other Athosians simply practice celibacy. Unfortunately, something goes awry, and Ethan must leave Athos on a mission that will cause him to rely on a woman for help. Despite the strange plot and the comical tone, Bujold delivers an exciting story and characters that seem real. I like that she doesn¿t remind me of any other writer. As someone who enjoys reading (and writing) science fiction or fantasy novels with queer themes, I suggest this novel, as well as Wraeththu (by Storm Constantine), Cinátis (by Ronald L. Donaghe), The Left Hand of Darkness (by Ursula K. Le Guin), Stealing Some Time (by Mark Kendrick) and The Handmaid¿s Tale (by Margaret Atwood). Other readers could suggest more, but I loved those and plan to read many related titles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a fast read once you get past the begining. It isn't really anti gay male. The story begins describing a remote gay male planit. The culture is isolated and very naieve about the rest of the universe - untill something goes wrong . Then things start to get very interesting.