Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,

new CORDELIA Vorkosigan novel!

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.

But: I so badly hope this different direction will give the series new life and take it back into areas that interest me, and I'm so scared it won't. If Cordelia goes the way of Ekaterin...

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?

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