The Bujold Nexus

July 2009

Subject: CryoBurn
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009

Hi all --

The new Vorkosiverse book, henceforth to be titled CryoBurn, is finished and turned in to Baen.

To recap information mentioned previously, the story is an Auditorial investigation that takes place on a planet new to readers, called New Hope II or Kibou-daini. Miles is 39, to go by the very Miles-centered series chronology we've been using. The story uses three viewpoints: Miles, Roic, and a local lad named Jin. The general mode is mystery/thriller/technological-social exploration. About 103,000 words, in twenty chapters and an epilogue.

The book is, tentatively, on the Baen publication schedule for late 2010, probably November.

bests, Lois. (drained but pleased.)

(And my I recommend, again, Edward Gorey's timeless little classic about the writing life, The Unstrung Harp, or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel. I nearly always pull it out to re-read toward the end of a book project. It gets funnier every year.)

Subject: (news) CryoBurn it is.
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009

Hiya --

In a close election (reminding me, once again, that if you ask three fans a question you'll get four opinions), CryoBurn has taken the title for the new Miles book. Editor Toni, playing the part of the Supreme Court, cast the deciding vote. So that's settled.

The book is on the Baen publishing schedule for late 2010, probably November.

Thanks for all your responses!

Ta, L.

Subject: (news) Shards of Honor in Finnish
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009

My present from the postman this week was my author's copies of Shards of Honor in Finnish, now titled Kunnian sirpaleita.

They're using the old 1986 Alan Gutierrez cover art, very nice-looking trade paperback.

I understand the rather small publisher is not (yet?) set up to do international sales, but at any rate, their website is here:

All in Finnish, of which I read not one word. If anyone out there does, by all means tell us what it says.

bests, Lois.

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