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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 067165604X
Language: English
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Baen; Reissue edition (December 15, 1986)
Rating: 4.9
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Bujold Lois McMaster. Lois McMaster Bujold ETHAN OF ATHOS For those who listened in the beginning: Dee, Dave, Laurie, Barbara, R. Wes, and the patient ladies of the MAWA.

Bujold Lois McMaster. CHAPTER ONE The birth was progressing normally. Ethan's long fingers carefully teased the tiny cannula from its clamp. For those who listened in the beginning: Dee, Dave, Laurie, Barbara, R.

Lois McMaster Bujold ETHAN OF ATHOS. Every ovarian culture on Athos was a descendant of those brought by the Founding Fathers. It had been an open secret in the Rep Centers for two years and more-how much longer could it be until the general public picked up on it? The CJB was not the first culture to die out recently.

Lois McMaster Bujold (/buːˈʒoʊld/ (listen) boo-ZHOHLD; born November 2, 1949) is an American speculative fiction writer. She is one of the most acclaimed writers in her field, having won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, matching Robert A. Heinlein's record (not counting his Retro Hugos). Her novella "The Mountains of Mourning" won both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award.

By lois mcmaster bujold. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original. Baen Publishing Enterprises P. O. Box 1403 Riverdale, NY 10471. ISBN: 0-671-65604-X Cover art by Gary Ruddell.

Ethan of Athos is Lois McMaster Bujold's third novel. It departs from the concerns of the Vorkosigan family to explore the ramifications of advanced biotechnology, turning many a cliché on its head along the way. To replace and grow the population, they do the job of birth the hard way, using uterine replicators to grow and birth their sons.

About the author Lois McMaster Bujold has been writing the acclaimed Vorkosigan Saga for more than 30 years. This is far from the best by McMaster Bujold

About the author Lois McMaster Bujold has been writing the acclaimed Vorkosigan Saga for more than 30 years. The first book in the series was published in 1986. As of 2018, there are 17 Vorkosigan novels in print. This is far from the best by McMaster Bujold. And not for the reasons most would probably give of the homosexuality of Ethan's planet and their naivety to the Galaxy at large. I think she did make her point in that Athos's reasons for no women are as stupid in their way in this book as the current lack of tolerance of same sex pairings, but I think other authors have probably said it better or maybe more clearly. or not more clearly, more subtlety.

Ethan of Athos is a science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold. Never having seen a woman in his life, Ethan is in for quite an eye opener when the first woman he meets is Elli Quinn of the Dendarii Mercenaries. As a good Athosian he tries his best to stay clear of her, but after a small misunderstanding, which makes the local authorities want arrested him for murder and a more shady character want him dead, he need all the help that he can get, even if it is from a woman

Lois McMaster Bujold.

Lois McMaster Bujold. Lois McMaster Bujold. In this sequel novella to Mira’s Last Dance, Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have reached safety in the duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys’s mother has been taken hostage by her brother’s enemies at the Cedonian imperial court, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary.

Drafted into aiding a quest for ovarian tissue samples, Chief of Biology Dr. Ethan Urquhart confronts the female members of his species, who have been forbidden to live on their home planet. Reprint.
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Kirinaya
The title character and protagonist in Ethan of Athos is Dr. Ethan Urquhart, a physician who works at one of the many Rep (Reproductive) Centers on Athos, a planet inhabited only by men. Athos had been founded two centuries earlier by a small group of misogynists who assigned all blame to women for evil in the universe. Children are produced there by inseminating ovarian culture in vitro and raising each fetus in a uterine replicator. Ethan's job is to oversee a battery of those replicators.

A planet inhabited only by men
But now there's a problem. Some of the 200-year-old uterine cultures are no longer fertile, and others are quickly deteriorating. The Population Council has ordered 450 new uterine cultures from a biological supply house on a distant planet. However, when they finally arrive, Ethan discovers they're all dead. The Council quickly presses Ethan into taking off a year from his job and his live-in boyfriend to locate a new supplier somewhere in the galaxy. Carrying all the planet's meager foreign exchange, he sets off on his quest.

Homicidal spies, a genetic mutant . . . and women!
Naturally, everything goes wrong from the time Ethan lands on a transit point called Kline Station. He is plunged into a bewildering adventure involving a team of homicidal spies from the notorious Cetagandan Empire, a genetic mutant they’re pursuing, the obsessively fastidious staff of Kline Station, and . . . women! Ethan’s greatest challenge comes in the person of Commander Elli Quinn of the Dendarii Mercenaries, who is on a secret mission from Admiral Miles Naismith, the undercover identity of Miles Vorkosigan. (Vorkosigan himself, the protagonist of the Vorkosigan Saga, never appears in the story.) Quinn proves to be Ethan's protector, but he’s terrified of her. After all, she’s a woman!

Like all the previous books in the series, Ethan of Athos is lively to a fault. The action is nonstop, the characters intriguing, and the dialogue often amusing. The Vorkosigan Saga is simply fun to read. Ethan of Athos is the seventh novel in the series. And as the Vorkosigan Saga continues, the story gains richness.

About the author
Lois McMaster Bujold has been writing the acclaimed Vorkosigan Saga for more than 30 years. The first book in the series was published in 1986. As of 2018, there are 17 Vorkosigan novels in print. Apparently, Bujold has won more top awards for her offbeat space opera than any other writer in the science fiction field. She has even equaled Robert A. Heinlein's record of four Hugo Awards for Best Novel. And she won the Hugo Award for Best Series for the Vorkosigan Saga as a whole.
Dorintrius
This is far from the best by McMaster Bujold. And not for the reasons most would probably give of the homosexuality of Ethan's planet and their naivety to the Galaxy at large. I think she did make her point in that Athos's reasons for no women are as stupid in their way in this book as the current lack of tolerance of same sex pairings, but I think other authors have probably said it better or maybe more clearly. or not more clearly, more subtlety. I fricken hate feeling like I'm being preached to or patronized and this was made me want to throw it almost as bad as the one Dara Joy wrote about the men on the planet having the hymens. Argh! I did very much enjoy learning more about Miles 2nd in command and her life growing up aboard a space station, and the Cetagandeans are always interesting in a ruthlessly alarming way. it was worth a read, and I have it added to the rest of her series, I just have preferred the subtlety of her vision and characters in other parts of the series more.
GoodBuyMyFriends
It is a very good story in the Miles universe, but Miles is not in it - Elli Quinn is. The story is told from the viewpoint of a Ethan from Athos, a planet started by religious men who taught their descendants that women were EVIL and SEDUCTIVE and COULD DRIVE A MAN CRAZY WITH LUST, and turn him into a SLAVE (religious preachers all seem to have this problem, but this is a whole planet of them). Ethan's planet uses the replicator to deliver only male children and he must go out into the universe to find new female parts to continue making babies. He meets Quinn and is, of course, afraid of her for being female, but she helps him a bit, which causes him to get involved with her mission and he becomes hopelessly confused. But, of course, all is right at the end. Would need Miles in story to get that 5th star
Samugul
I am a huge fan of this series and of McMaster. It was a surprise to find a story in the saga that was jut ok. It was an interesting premise, a cult-like religion on a remote planet that includes only men. But, in the end, the protagonist just wasn't as compelling as the usual central characters, the Vorkosigan family. The main character starts out naive and doesn't learn very much from his adventures. Maybe the short length of the book didn't allow for enough character development. Perhaps the secondary character, Commander Quinn, is meant to be the character that lingers in the reader's mind, as she does appear in the next novel in the series. So many of the others have been so good, I am not deterred. I've already started the next in the saga, and it holds promise.
blodrayne
The premise of Ethan’s background and culture are quite interesting and thought-provoking. Taking a certain set of beliefs and lifestyle to their ultimate extreme as a planetary society was a fun exploration. (Trying not to be spoilery)

The adventure itself was just okay and I didn’t necessarily believe the level of Ethan’s naïveté or his responses to the “real world”. However I enjoyed the book and am glad I read it.
Jockahougu
How the heck did I miss reading any of these in SciFi reading career? I cut my teeth on Tom Swift, first editions I bought with lawn mowing income. This is hands down the best SciFi series of books I've ever read. I bought the first one and simply couldn't stop. The Flying Spaghetti monster only knows how many hours of sleep I missed and how much work time I procrastinated to read these books. I read them in the order the author recommended and they were right on target. Don't put it off, just buy them all now, tell your wife and kids goodbye and read your heart out.
Gavidor
Excellent science fiction novel that raises questions of genetic engineering, religion, and ethics while being a good mystery as well. Contains a novel way to dispose of a body too.

This was the first LMB book I read, picked up by chance at a grocery store checkout. After that I haven't missed a single Vorkosigan-universe book.