Web site: The Bujold Nexus


The Warrior's Apprentice (1986)
Ethan of Athos (1986)
Shards of Honor (1986)
Falling Free (1988)Nebula
Brothers in Arms (1989)
The Vor Game (1990)Hugo
Barrayar (1991)Hugo
% The Spirit Ring (1993) Locus nominee
Mirror Dance (1994)Hugo
Cetaganda (1995)
Memory (1996)
Komarr (1998)
A Civil Campaign (1999)
* The Curse of Chalion (2001) Hugo, Locus Fantasy, and World Fantasy nominee
Diplomatic Immunity (2002)
* Paladin of Souls (2003) Hugo, Nebula and Locus
* The Hallowed Hunt (2005) Locus nominee
# The Sharing Knife: Beguilement (2006)
# The Sharing Knife: Legacy (2007)
# The Sharing Knife: Passage (2008)
# The Sharing Knife: Horizon (2009)
Cryoburn (2010)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (2012)
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (2016)

Vorkosigan series, unless otherwise indicated: * The World of the Five Gods. # The Sharing Knife, % standalone


Borders of Infinity (1989)
Dreamweaver's Dilemma (1995)
Proto Zoa: five early short stories (2011)ebk
Sidelines: Talks and Essays (2013)non-fiction, ebk only

Shorter Works

Barter [Putnam] (1985)DDPZ
Garage Sale [Putnam] (1987)DDPZ
The Hole Truth [Putnam] (1986)DDPZ
Aftermaths (1986, postscript to Shards of Honour)PZ
Labyrinth (1989)BOI
The Mountains of Mourning (1989)BOIDD Hugo, Nebula
The Borders of Infinity (1989)BOI
Borders of Infinity (1989, frame)BOI
Dreamweaver's Dilemma (1995)DDPZ
The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment (1995)DD
Winterfair Gifts (2008)
Penric's Demon (2015) ebkPenric and Desdemona #1, Hugo nominee
Penric and the Shaman (2016) ebkPenric and Desdemona #2
Penric's Mission (2016) ebkPenric and Desdemona #3


Speech: The Unsung Collaborator, 1988/1989DDSTE
Occasional Essays: Allegories of Change: The "New" Biotech in the Eye of Science Fiction, 1988/1989DDSTE
Nebula Notes: Falling Free, Spring 1989STE
Occasional Essays: My First Novel, 1990DDSTE
Occasional Essays: Free Associating About Falling Free, 1990STE
Nebula Notes: "The Mountains of Mourning", Spring 1990STE
Nebula Notes: "Weatherman", Spring 1991STE
Occasional Essays: Beyond Genre Barriers, 1992DDSTE
Nebula Notes: Barrayar, Spring 1992STE
Introduction to Women at War, 1995STE
Russian Introduction, 1995STE
Cordelia's Honor Author's Afterword, 1996CCDSTE
Nebula Notes: Memory, Spring 1997STE
Young Miles Author's Afterword 1997CCDSTE
Speech: When World-Views Collide 1998CCDSTE
Blog Posts: Two Fragments, 1998STE
Nebula Notes: A Civil Campaign, Spring 2000STE
Blog Posts: Book Distribution 2000STE
Travel Memoirs: Russian Impressions, September 2000CCDSTE
Speech: Wars of the Future, St. Petersburg, 2000STE
Miles, Mystery, and Mayhem Author's Afterword, 2001CCDSTE
Blog Posts: WTC Thoughts, 9/13/01STE
Occasional Essays: Editorial Dining, 2002STE
Travel Memoirs: Croatia, April 2002CCDSTE
Speech: 2002 Mythopoeic Award: Acceptance RemarksCCDSTE
Introduction to "Barter" for Wondrous Beginnings, 2003STE
Nebula Notes: Diplomatic Immunity, Spring 2003STE
Nebula Notes: Paladin of Souls, Spring 2005STE
Blog Posts: "Here's Looking At You, Kid " On Fan Fiction, 2005CCDSTE
Occasional Essays: Jim Baen Remembered, 1943-2006CCDSTE
Blog Posts: Six Short Posts on The Sharing Knife, 2006CCDSTE
Eos Blog Posts for Passage, April 2008CCD
Blog Posts: Writing Sex, 2006CCDSTE
Speech: Ohioana Library Career Award Acceptance Speech, Delivered October 27, 2007CCDSTE
Space Opera, Miles, and Me, 2007CCDSTE
Miles, Mutants & Microbes Author's Foreword, 2007CCDSTE
Miles in Love Author's Afterword, 2007/2008STE
Speech: Denvention 3, Guest-of-Honor Speech, August 8, 2008CCDSTE
Speech: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Me UPC Keynote Address, Barcelona, Spain, November 26, 2008CCDSTE
SFR Not Just Science Fiction Research Anymore, 2010STE
Two Notes For My Japanese Translator: On Rivers November 2011STE
Author's Note: Proto Zoa (2011)PZ
Two Notes For My Japanese Translator: On Komarr January 2012STE
Travel Memoirs: Finland was Fabulous, July 2012STE
Speech: From Interstellar Adventures to Epic Fantasy: The Influence of Science Fiction and Fantasy on the World Today, June/July/September 2012STE
Blog Posts: The Vorkosigan Saga Reading Order Debate: The Chef RecommendsSTE

About LMB

Through Darkest Adolescence with Lois McMaster Bujold, or, Thank You, But I Already Have a Life (1996) essay by Lillian Stewart Carl
Miles Naismith Vorkosigan: His Universe and Times (1996) essay and Michael Bernardi [as by uncredited ]
Towards a Genealogy of Lord Miles Vorkosigan and Other Persons of Interest (1996) essay by Suford Lewis
A Pronunciation Guide to Names and Places (1996) essay by Suford Lewis
The Vorkosigan Companion (2008, Baen Books), edited by Lillian Stewart Carl and John Helfers. Included on the Cryoburn CD.
   Preface: "Gosh, is it Midnight Already?" - Lois McMaster Bujold
   Putting It Together: Life, the Vorkosiverse, and Everything - Lois McMaster Bujold
   A Conversation with Lois McMaster Bujold - Lillian Stewart Carl
   Publishing, Writing, and Authoring: Three Different Things - Lois McMaster Bujold
   A Conversation with Toni Weisskopf - John Helfers
   Romance in the Vorkosiverse - Mary Jo Putney
   Biology in the Vorkosiverse and Today - Tora K. Smulders-Srinivasan, Ph.D.
   "What's the Worst Thing I Can Do to This Character?": Technology of the Vorkosiverse - Ed Burkhead
   Through Darkest Adolescence with Lois McMaster Bujold, or, Thank You, But I Already Have a Life (1996) - Lillian Stewart Carl
   Foreword to Falling Free (2004) - James A. McMaster
   Foreword to Shards of Honor - James Bryant
   "More Than the Sum of His Parts": Foreword to The Warrior's Apprentice (2002) - Douglas Muir
   Foreword to Ethan of Athos - Marna Nightingale
   Come for the Bujold, Stay for the Beer: Science Fiction Writers as Occasions of Fandom - Marna Nightingale
   A Pronunciation Guide to the Vorkosigan Universe - Suford Lewis
   An Old Earther's Guide to the Vorkosigan Universe - Denise Little
   The Vorkosigan Saga Novel Summaries - John Helfers
   The Vorkosigan Saga Concordance - Kerrie Hughes and John Helfers and Ed Burkhead
   Appendix 1: A Map of the Vorkosigan Universe: Topology of the Wormhole Nexus - Crystal Carroll and Suford Lewis
   Appendix 2: Timelines of the Vorkosigan Saga: Miles Vorkosigan/Naismith: His Universe and Times (1996) - Lois McMaster Bujold and Michael Bernardi
   Appendix 3: A Brief Guide to Barrayaran Genealogy: Some Barrayaran Genealogy - Suford Lewis

Vorkosigan Chronological Reading Order:

Dreamweaver's Dilemma (short story, appears in collection of same name, only slgutly connected)
-200Falling Free
-1Shards of Honour
Aftermaths (short story, postscript to Shards of Honour)
17The Warrior's Apprentice
20The Mountains of Mourning (novella, in collection Borders of Infinity)
20The Vor Game
Ethan of Athos
23Labyrinth (novella, in collection Borders of Infinity)
24The Borders of Infinity (novella, in collection Borders of Infinity)
24Brothers in Arms
25Borders of Infinity (framing story in collection of same name)
28Mirror Dance
30A Civil Campaign
31Winterfair Gifts (novella) (appears in Miles In Love omnibus
32Diplomatic Immunity
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

Vorkosigan Omnibus volumes:

Test of Honor (SFBC, 1987): Shards of Honor, The Warrior's Apprentice
Vorkosigan's Game (SFBC, 1992): The Vor Game, "The Mountains of Mourning", "Labyrinth", The "Borders of Infinity", plus framing story for the collection Borders of Infinity
Cordelia's Honor (Baen, 1996): Shards of Honor, "Aftermaths", Barrayar with an afterword by the author
Young Miles (Baen, 1997): The Warrior's Apprentice, "The Mountains of Mourning", The Vor Game
Miles, Mystery and Mayhem (Baen, 2001): Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos, Labyrinth
Miles Errant (Baen, 2002): "Borders of Infinity", Brothers in Arms, Mirror Dance
Miles, Mutants and Microbes (Baen, 2007): Falling Free, "Labyrinth", Diplomatic Immunity
Miles In Love (Baen, 2008): Komarr, A Civil Campaign, "Winterfair Gifts"
Cryoburn CD (Baen, 2010): The 6 Baen Omnibuses, The Vorkosigan Companion, plus some non-fiction, in multiple ebook formats