Dedications and other References
This page contains details of references and dedications by Lois to
others and others to Lois and her works.
This section provides details of exactly who Lois has dedicated her
- Dreamweaver's Dilemma
- For my faithful amazing readers
- Falling Free
- For Dad
Robert Charles McMaster,
- Shards of Honor
- To Pat Wrede for being a voice in the wilderness
Patricia C Wrede author, "neighbour" and friend (see below)
- For Anne and Paul
Lois's two children
- The Warrior's Apprentice
- For Lillian Stewart Carl
Childhood friend and fellow writer (see below)
- The Vor Game
- For Mom. And with thanks to Charles Marshall for firsthand accounts
of arctic engineering, and William Melgaard for comments on war and
Lois expands: Charles Marshall was a charming friend of my mother's, who
told me tales of the building of Thule Airbase; he also passed away in
August 2003 at the age of 91. William Melgaard was/is an on-line correspondent
and senior navel architect who passed along some anecdotes and observations
of a military bent.
- To Jim and Toni
Jim Baen (publisher) and Toni Weisskopf (editor)
- Ethan of Athos
- For those who listened in the beginning: Dee, Dave, Laurie,
Barbara, R.J., Wes, and the patient ladies of the M.A.W.A.
Lois expands: Dee and Dave Redding, Laurie Haldeman, Barbara Gompf, R.J. Bicking, and Wes
Metz, all friends from the Marion days, and the patient, elderly ladies from
the Marion Area Writer's Association, none of them fantasy or science
fiction readers, who nevertheless got reams of my early work read to them in
my first searches for critique and feedback. David Redding is the minister
at Liberty Presbyterian Church in Delaware, Ohio (planning to retire in
2003), who was at one time an English teacher; I went to at least one
writer's workshop he held at church, back in the day. It seemed more aimed
at memoirists, as I dimly recall, but at that point, I'd take anything I
could get my hands on. Dee, his wife, used to sit and mend and let me read
early chapters of Shards of Honor to her from my penciled manuscript, and
say encouraging things -- she was among the first who seemed genuinely
interested in the content, in the characters and their story, instead of
just the idea of being a writer. Not especially a F&SF reader, she was
nonetheless enough of a Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams reader to
follow the idea of the thing. The next four listed are friends my own age,
who are all still friends, though I've been out of touch with Laurie for a
- Brothers in Arms
- For Martha and Andy
Martha Bartter and Andy Hilgartner, neighbors and first readers from
- Mirror Dance
- For Patricia Collins Wrede, for literary midwifery above and beyond
the long-distance call of duty
- For Trudie Senior and Trudie Junior
Trudie McMaster, Lois' sister in law (junior), and her mother Trudie Trail
(senior), who died after a long bout of Alzheimer's-like symptoms.
Thematically connected with Simon's memory chip plot.
- A Civil Campaign
- Dedication - For Jane, Charlotte, Georgette, and Dorothy - long may
Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Georgette Heyer and Dorothy L Sayers
- The Spirit Ring
- For Jim and Trudie
Jim and Trudie McMaster, my brother and sister-in-law.
- The Curse of Chalion
The Author would like to thank Professor William D. Phillips, Jr., for
History 3714, the most useful four hundred dollars and ten weeks I
ever spent in school; Pat "Oh, c'mon, it'll be fun" Wrede for
the letter game that first drew the proto-Cazaril, blinking and
stumbling, from my back-brain into the light of day; and, I suppose,
the utility companies of Minneapolis for the hot shower one cold
February, where the first two items collided unexpectedly in my head to
create a new world and all the people in it.
- Paladin of Souls
- For Sylvia Kelso, syntax wrangler and Ista partisan first class
A critic, teacher and academic Sylvia has also republished
Lois' more recent books have not had dedications, The Hallowed
Hunt, Diplomatic Immunity, and the whole
Wide Green World series.
Dedicated to Lois
This section has those books which have been dedicated to Lois.
If you find any other please send me the details.
- Everran's Bane by Sylvia Kelso
- For The Four Wise Women, eluki bes shahar, Lois McMaster Bujold,
Pat Anthony, And now, Lillian Stewart Carl, sine qua non
- Magician's Ward by Patricia C Wrede
- For Lois Bujold, without whom this would still be stuck in Chapter 7. Twice
- Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede
- For ALAN CARL and ANNIE BUJOLD, because they liked the other one a lot
Lillian's son and Lois's daughter
- Shadow Dancers by Lillian Stewart Carl
- For Lois McMaster Bujold, my oldest friend
- War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
- Thanks are past due to Steven Brust, Nate Bucklin,
Kara Dalkey, Pamela Dean, Pat Wrede, Cyn Horton, and
Lois Bujold; they always want to know what happens
next. Thanks also to Terri, who thought it was a good
idea; Curt Quiner and Floyd Henderson, motorcycle
gurus; Pamela and Lynda, for the cookies; Val, for
comfort and threats; Mike, for the keyboards; and
Knut-Koupeé, for all the guitars.
For the singin' and dancin': Boiled in Lead,
Summer of Love, Têtes Noires, Curtiss A., Rue Nouveau,
Paula Alexander, Prince and the Revolution, First
Avenue, Seventh Street Entry, and the Uptown Bar.
But most of all, to Will, for the whole shebang.
This section gives details of those books that Lois has
"blurbed", there haven't been that many, but if you discover
others please let me know.
- Everran's Bane by Sylvia Kelso
- "Kelso presents a beguiling voice in Harran, the hearthbard
hero of Everran's Bane, and a deeply fascinating study
of kingship in Beryx, Harran's charismatic liege-lord. The prose is
dense and chewy, the worldbuilding complex and colorful, and plotting
kept me turning pages till four in the morning.
This layered tale is at once a fantasy adventure and a commentary on
such, not without sly humor here and there, as well as heartbreak and
heroism. Highly recommended.
-- Lois McMaster Bujold, author of The Curse of Chalion and
Paladin of Souls
- Emerald House Rising by Peg Kerr
- "A delightful read, inventive and intriguing. The plot's sly
humor grows into genuine wisdom by the book's very satisfactory end.
-- Lois McMaster Bujold, best selling author of The Spirit Ring
- A Business of Ferrets by Beth Hilgartner
- "An engaging cast of characters plunge into a deadly court
intrigue that masks a supernatural intrigue more dangerous still.
From the slum kids to the Scholar King, Hilgartner creates
heroes both great and small that drew me into her tale."
-- Lois McMaster Bujold
This section has quotations from authors who have referred to her in their
own books. If you find any other please send me the details.
- Princess of Wands by John Ringo, chapter 8 (in the dealers
- "I've got a signed copy of A Civil Campaign,"
the dealer said, pulling a book out. " It's SF, but it's really a
Regency romance novel. Lois is an excellent writer."e
- Princess of Wands by John Ringo, chapter 13 (later at the con)
- "Check your assumptions at the door, as Lois Bujold would
- Earthgrip by Harry Turtledove, chapter VIII
- She felt like Miles Vorkosigan--much too small and extremely
breakable. How would the Middle English SF hero have handled this
particular mess? Audacity, that was his only way.
- Earthgrip by Harry Turtledove, chapter IX
- Would Miles Vorkosigan or Dominic Flandry just have stood there
with nothing to say? "If only..." she said softly, and then,
a moment later, more than a little surprised, "Well, maybe I
- The Phoenix Code by Catharine Asaro,
in the paperback edition, page 93, (2nd to last paragraph).
- In her quarters she changed into her nightshirt, then clicked a disk of
Bujold's A Civil Campaign into her electronic reader and
settled into bed. As she read, her lashes drooped...
- A Grave Denied by Dana Stabenow, in the hardcover edition, page 81,
(a couple of pages into chapter 6, in about the middle of the page).
- Kate saw a bargain pack of batteries for the [CD] player and for his
book light, which had been folded into the paperback copy of A Civil
Campaign that sat on his sleeping bag.
- The Singing of the Dead by Dana Stabenow, in the paperback edition, page
148, (a couple of pages into chapter 10, near the bottom of the page).
- What mattered was books, if the bulk of the contents of the trailer was
any indication. Shelves, built-in and freestanding, took up every available
inch of floor space, were wedged between bed and wall, were mounted over all
the windows. Every one of them was lined with books. It took Kate a while
to see that they were in alphabetical order, clockwise from the door,
starting with the five-shelf bookshelf nailed to the divider between the
kitchen/living room and the bedroom, and ending with the two shelves mounted
on brackets over the toilet in the bathroom. She saw Jane Austen,
L. Frank Baum, Lois McMaster Bujold, Bernard Cornwell by the door;
Loren Estelman, Steven Gould, Robert Heinlein, Georgette Heyer (and now she
was seriously angry), John D. MacDonald, L. M. Montgomery, Ellis Peters,
J. K. Rowling, Sharon Shinn, Nevil Shute down one side of the little hallway,
around and over the bed; Laura Ingalls Wilder and Don Winslow over the toilet.
- Undercurrents by Willo Davis Roberts, in the August 2003 paperback
edition, page 187, (near the end of chapter 12).
- ....No rocker here, but a padded window seat looking out to sea, with
a book open on the cushion, as if he'd been interrupted. I walked over to
look at the cover, and smiled.
"I love the Vorkosigan books too."
"If I were going to be a writer," Julian said, "that's the
kind of book I'd want to write. The way Lois McMaster Bujold
For just a moment I knew what it was like to meet a kindred soul.
- Conquistador by S.M. Stirling, chapter 4, on page 76 of the hardcover
edition, page 103 paperback, (the hero and heroine/villainess discuss what
they like to read)
"I was mad for Tolkein as a teenager, of course. Nowadays De
Lint, Martin -- and Turtledove and Williams, too; it's not all
Big Fat Fantasies."
"Anderson?" he said, and she nodded. "Bujold? Baxter?"
She countered: "Dick Francis?"
"James Lee Burke?"
"Ford Maddox Roberts?"
"And the classics -- Christie..."
- Also in Foreign Bodies by Stephen Dedman
SF, Tor Books; (2000) on Page 204
- ... seen. The best hundred books. The Travis McGee novels, in order of
publication. The Flashman novels and the Miles Vorkosigan adventures,
ditto. The seventy-nine episodes of classic Star Trek. The Apollo
astronauts. My recipe for spaghetti bolognese from the ...
This section gives details of some of those reference books that include
references to Lois and her works.
- The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places by Brian
Stableford, Simon & Schuster (1999)
- There are major references to Athos page 29, Barrayar
page 37, Cay Habitat page 61 (inc illo), Eta Ceta IV page
101, and pointers to Beta Colony page 43, Dagoola IV page
76, and Kline Station page 173.
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute
and Peter Nicholls, Orbit (1993) Hardback edition
- An entry on BUJOLD, LOIS McMASTER can be found on
page 171-172. Lois is also mentioned in the entries on Astounding
Science Fiction (pg 65), Colonization of Other Worlds (pg 246), Genetic
Engineering (pg 482), Space Opera (pg 1140) and War (pg 1298).
Note the CD-Rom edition had additional material added.
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