Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold audiobook

Ethan of Athos

By Lois McMaster Bujold
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780671656041

The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures: Book 1986

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Set in Bujold’s Vorkosigan universe, this independent novel follows a doctor as he braces himself for his first encounter with that most alien of aliens—a female of his own species. Dr. Ethan Urquhart is chief of biology at a District Reproduction Center. He delivers babies from uterine replicators. You see, on Athos there are no women. In fact, the planet is forbidden to them. Isolated from the galactic community by distance and a lack of exploitable resources, the Athosians have peacefully lived their peculiar social experiment for two hundred years. But now, the ovarian cultures dating back to the original settlement of the planet are giving out. With the future of Athos at stake, Ethan is chosen on behalf of his cloistered fellows for a unique mission: to brave the wider universe in quest of new ovarian tissue cultures to replenish Athos’ dwindling stocks. Along the way, he must tangle with covert operatives, killers, telepathy, interplanetary politics, and—perhaps most disturbingly—an indomitable female mercenary named Elli Quinn. 

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Summary

Summary

Set in Bujold’s Vorkosigan universe, this independent novel follows a doctor as he braces himself for his first encounter with that most alien of aliens—a female of his own species.

Dr. Ethan Urquhart is chief of biology at a District Reproduction Center. He delivers babies from uterine replicators. You see, on Athos there are no women. In fact, the planet is forbidden to them. Isolated from the galactic community by distance and a lack of exploitable resources, the Athosians have peacefully lived their peculiar social experiment for two hundred years. But now, the ovarian cultures dating back to the original settlement of the planet are giving out. With the future of Athos at stake, Ethan is chosen on behalf of his cloistered fellows for a unique mission: to brave the wider universe in quest of new ovarian tissue cultures to replenish Athos dwindling stocks. Along the way, he must tangle with covert operatives, killers, telepathy, interplanetary politics, and—perhaps most disturbingly—an indomitable female mercenary named Elli Quinn. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The plot-driven story moves swiftly and will engage SF fans of all subgenres. Recommended for all collections.” Library Journal
“Bujold has created a compellingly attractive protagonist in Dr. Ethan Urquhart…Highly recommended for all SF collections.” Booklist
“Ethan of Athos is an entertaining and out-of-the-ordinary romp.” Locus

Reviews

Reviews

by Emerald Pointe 9/13/2017
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Good title

I do love Lois McMaster Bujold. The writing is well done and the story is always enjoyable. The only thing I was disappointed about on this title is the label says a Vorkosigan Adventure, where Miles and the Vorkosigans are not actually involved. Miles and the family are mentioned a few times, but I would hardly state it was A Vorkosigan Adventure.

Author

Author Bio: Lois McMaster Bujold

Author Bio: Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. In 2019 she was named a Damon Knight Grand Master by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, one of science fiction’s highest honors. She has won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. Hugo awards for Best Series were received by the Vorkosigan Saga in 2017, and the World of the Five Gods in 2018.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 6.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English