Y'all. I am boggled.
From Bujold's blog post:
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.
(spoilers if you somehow managed to miss spoilers for Cryoburn)
I assume since it's a Cordelia Vorkosigan (both bits being important) novel it's after Aral's death. But Jole? As in Aral's aide in The Vor Game and one of the pall-bearers at Aral's funeral who might have a single line of dialogue in the entire series? Suddenly he's a title character?
And then "Gentleman" instead of a military title? Plus, the form of that title is reminding me of something and I can't think of what, which is bothering me.
So yeah, that kind of threw me into a tizzy this afternoon, which I really haven't yet recovered from. What do you all think?