Denvention 3 Guest of Honor: Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold, Photo Supplied by Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1949. She now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lois began reading science fiction at age nine and started writing for professional publication in 1982. The third short story she wrote was sold in late 1984 to Twilight Zone Magazine, her first professional sale. Her first three SF novels were all published in 1986 by Baen Books.

Analog Magazine serialized her fourth novel, Falling Free, in the winter of 1987-88; it went on to win her first Nebula Award.

Lois was particularly pleased to be featured in Analog, her late father's favorite magazine--she still has the check stub from the gift subscription her father bought her when she was 13 (a year for $4.00). The Spirit Ring in 1992 was her first hardcover publication.

The popular series of novels and stories featuring her character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies includes three Hugo Award-winning novels. Readers interested in learning more about the far-flung Vorkosigan clan are encouraged to start with the omnibus editions Cordelia's Honor or Young Miles.

Bujold's books have been translated into nineteen languages. In 2001, The Curse of Chalion garnered the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Fantasy. Paladin of Souls, a sequel in the same world, won the Locus, Hugo, and Nebula Awards. The Hallowed Hunt followed in 2005. A new fantasy duology, The Sharing Knife, has recently been published by Eos US--the first volume, Beguilement, in October 2006 and the second, Legacy, in 2007. A fan-run web site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, may be found at

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