I am pleased to report that a new Cordelia Vorkosigan novel has been sold to Baen Books for publication, tentatively, in February of 2016.

The title is Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen.

It is not a war story. It is about grownups.

And that is probably all I ought to say right now in a venue read by the spoiler-sensitive. It is, after all, a long haul till next February.

2016 will also mark the 30th anniversary of my first publication by Baen, which ought to be good for a little PR fun.

Ta, L.
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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate Best news I've read all day.


message 2: by Kaje (last edited Mar 16, 2015 01:53PM) (new)

Kaje Harper May I be the first to say YAAAAYYYYYYYY! And thank you. Cordelia is one of my heroes.

ETA - apparently second, because Kate types faster :)


message 3: by Becca (new)

Becca KYAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

...why is it not next February yet? >.>


message 4: by KJ (new)

KJ What a happy thought! I'm so excited!


message 5: by Federico (new)

Federico Bergstein /me dances happy dance


message 6: by Gnine (new)

Gnine There is not enough XD \o/!!!! to full encapsulate my feelings about this!! HOMG so so happy ^_______^


message 7: by Lobolita (new)

Lobolita I love Cordelia! Last year, I reread Shards, and loved it, so this is welcome news!


message 8: by Jen (new)

Jen I am really looking forward to this! :)


message 9: by Christine (new)

Christine Yay!! She's one of my favourite characters. I can't wait to hear more of her story.


message 10: by Jason (new)

Jason I'm very excited! I can't wait to see what you come up with next.


message 11: by anna (new)

anna Ooooh! Where in continuity will this be do we know? Is it after Cryoburn... cause, reasons...


message 12: by Kim (new)

Kim Taylor Thank you, thank you, thank you! May you never suffer from writer's block and write like as fast as lightning! Cordelia may be my favorite character from the Vorkosigan series!


message 13: by Carol (new)

Carol Holey Moley - what an amazingly terrific surprise!


message 14: by Erik (new)

Erik I am reading Cordelia's Honor for the very first time, and it's keeping me up late reading. This is very welcome news. :)

Congratulations!


message 15: by Cara (new)

Cara Wynn-Jones AAAHHHHH!!! Amazing news! :D


message 16: by Edward (new)

Edward Aubry Fantastic!


message 17: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Forber Excellent news! I'm in the middle of re-reading Brothers in Arms, which was my introduction to that universe. It has all of those references to the Komarr Revolt that the series has otherwise skipped over. That whole time between Miles' birth and Warrior's Apprentice seems like it would be a target-rich environment for a new book. And if that's not when the new one is set... that's OK too.

Brava!


message 18: by Tammy J (new)

Tammy J Rizzo :LKSNfvvw! Lklm1!!! lklmvow!

<- this is me, too excited to word!


message 19: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I shrieked a lot and my roommate thought something was wrong with me. I explained the news and now she is shrieking.


message 20: by Zee (new)

Zee Evelsizer Love it, love it, love it! I am a major Cordelia fan and always hoped for more stories focusing on her. What great news!!!


message 21: by Anna (new)

Anna Phillips Yay!


message 22: by Ann (new)

Ann Great!


message 23: by Kinou (new)

Kinou Yes !! *tells everybody*


message 24: by Annabel (new)

Annabel Smyth Adding to the "Hooray!" pile.


message 25: by Kat (last edited Mar 16, 2015 02:25PM) (new)

Kat Yay yay yay! Those are amazing news; a new book by you and then it's about Cordelia... whenever someone asks me to choose my favorite fictional parents I go with Cordelia :)


message 26: by Eric (new)

Eric Rosenfield w00t


message 27: by Ulysses (new)

Ulysses Wooooo! having trouble breathing...


message 28: by Jacey (new)

Jacey Fanbloomingtastic! Looking forward to it already.


message 29: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Happiest, most wondermous news all year. Yaaaaaaay!


message 30: by Kate (new)

Kate Kaje wrote: "May I be the first to say YAAAAYYYYYYYY! And thank you. Cordelia is one of my heroes.

ETA - apparently second, because Kate types faster :)"

As you pointed out...YAY!


message 31: by Nightbow (last edited Mar 16, 2015 03:08PM) (new)

Nightbow So so so so so SO HAPPY! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


message 32: by Laura (new)

Laura Guill LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

I was wondering if something like this might be happening after that last question you answered….


message 33: by Jane (new)

Jane Bigelow Woot, woot! Not only more Vorkosiverse, but more Cordelia!


message 34: by Tani (new)

Tani Yay, this is terribly exciting!!


message 35: by Beatrice (new)

Beatrice Mckeown I am delighted :) :)


message 36: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Gibson Yeeehawww! Now to review everything about Jole. And Cordelia. And is it February yet? How about now?


message 37: by Cally (new)

Cally Woo hoo!


message 38: by Janet (new)

Janet I had given up hope that we would be blessed with another Cordelia-centered book. Can't wait to read this!!


message 39: by Htet Htet (new)

Htet Htet Best news I've read today! :) Thank you!!!


message 40: by Mate77 (new)

Mate77 This is amazing, looking forward to it!!!


message 41: by L.E. (last edited Mar 16, 2015 04:05PM) (new)

L.E. Duncan Well, this is thrilling. I love a good Miles, but Barrayar remains one of my favorite bits of sci-fi anything.


message 42: by Celeste (new)

Celeste Suliin Do we get a hint? What stage of Cordelia's long life will we be seeing?


message 43: by Simon (new)

Simon Delmonte Ooooooo yes! Cannot wait!


message 44: by Inky (new)

Inky Oh splendid! I anticipate it eagerly. Off to tell my friends and family!


message 45: by The Cat Bastet (last edited Mar 16, 2015 04:23PM) (new)

The Cat Bastet Jole, hmm...as in Admiral Jole?

As a Lieutenant, he served as Aral Vorkosigan's military secretary. Later, he served as Commodore and as an Admiral on Sergyar, commanding the Sergyaran Fleet. He was one of the pallbearer's at Aral's funeral.

Miles on Jole:

"He was flanked by his aide, a tall blond lieutenant named Jole. Miles had met Jole on his last home leave. Now, there was a perfect officer, brave and brilliant—he'd served in space, been decorated for some courage and quick thinking during a horrendous on-board accident, been rotated through HQ while recovering from his injuries, and promptly been snabbled up as his military secretary by the Prime Minister, who had a sharp eye for hot new talent. Jaw-dropping gorgeous, to boot, he ought to be making recruiting vids." ―(The Vor Game)

I have to admit I have a secret fondness for still quite young Cordelia finding love after Aral. Is she really going to be alone for the remaining sixty years of her life?

But my god, what an act for some poor man to follow...


message 46: by Antonija (new)

Antonija THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! I'm so happy and excited!! :D :D :D Cordelia is one of my favorite characters ever, and I have no words to express how happy I am.


message 47: by Jean (new)

Jean Yayy! (I thought the name Jole sounded familiar.)


message 48: by Jo-ann (new)

Jo-ann The mother of a challenged son who is wise enough to fight for his ability to fight for himself. How could I not want to know more?


message 49: by C.A. (new)

C.A. Clark Oh well done, very well done Lois. Thank you. This is such delightful news. Another to add to my exclusive to you book shelf. I am off to spread the news to my friend who introduced me to your novels, I suspect you will hear her fangirl squeal from 14,555 00km away. Thank you again.


message 50: by Dane (new)

Dane SQUEEEE!!


(Er, in a most manly sort of way, of course...)


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