Independent Honor: Love and Science Fiction in Cordelia’s Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold

cordeliasAs you look at the cover, you realize that Cordelia’s Honor is part of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series.  This book is comprised of two separate yet extremely connected novels, Shards of Honor and Barrayar (published 5 years apart) which tell the story of how Cordelia Naismith and Aral Vorkosigan meet.  As part of a series, you may struggle momentarily with whether or not you should read this book first as it was published later than several other of the Vorkosigan novels.  These two stories, no matter what their publication dates, can easily be labeled as prequels and what order you read them in is entirely up to you.

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