[LMB] Chat, book news: The Vorkosigan Companion

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Tue Aug 19 15:42:39 BST 2008

At 03:58 PM 8/18/2008, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
>    I've spent all my working time for the past 4 days slogging through 
>the final proofread of the e-galleys for _The Vorkosigan Companion_, 
>ably (and exhaustively) edited by Lillian Stewart Carl and John 
>Helfers.   I still have one article left to read through.  Dear Ghu, 
>what a lot of Stuff I've made up over the last 25 years.
>    It contains original articles, interviews, the forwards for the 
>NESFA Press editions that double as quite varied and interesting 
>articles in their own right, and a huge alphabetical concordance that 
>tries to cover every person and place ever mentioned in the books 
>(proofing the V's was a day's work right there.)  Reading the galleys 
>has given me a new appreciation of just how much meticulous work went 
>into this on the parts of its editors and contributors.
>    Some of the material will be recognizable from interviews and essays 
>on my website, from which we drew heavily, but considerably re-edited.  
>Several of the Listees contributed articles or work, too.
>    I'm not sure who will be the purchasing audience for this, but it 
>could certainly double-in-brass as a media or gaming (or ficcing) story 
>    To be published Dec. 2008 by Baen Books.
>    Next up: not, alas, New Miles Ch. 5, but the galleys for _Horizon_, 
>rumored to be impending shortly.
>    Ta, L.  (My con crud from Denvention is almost entirely cleared up, 

It saddens one somewhat to realize that even as the _Companion_ is being published, you are writing yet another book in the saga.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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