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Vorkosigan series

Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan

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Frequently Suggested Sexual Practices: An Aid to Communication by Dira Sudis

'Each night Aral changed out of his uniform in the knowledge the gesture was futile. He could as soon set aside his own skin for the night.' A wonderful blend of melancholy & humour marks this surprisingly delicate study of Aral & Cordelia, and Barrayar, masquerading as kink

[Added 15/07/2012; Romance/Erotica; 6000-20,000; Vorkosigan series; Characters: Aral Vorkosigan, Cordelia Naismith, Original character; Adult]

Lilies of the Field by Raven

'"What sort of scale of problem did you have in mind? The problem of why three of the Residence wait staff have taken their annual holiday at the same time, causing, I am informed, no end of trouble for the kitchens? Or the problem of why the Komarran soletta array has possibly, we're not sure, been sabotaged?"' A quiet piece in which Cordelia does women's work, with a little help from Alys. Reads like a missing fragment from the lighter parts of canon, with believable OCs. Delightful

[Added 04/08/2016; Drama; 6000-20,000; Vorkosigan series; Characters: Cordelia Vorkosigan, Alys Vorpatril, Gregor Vorbarra, Simon Illyan, Aral Vorkosigan, original characters]

Riva; Yuell. 'Energy generation via five-space oscillation: Evidence and implications'. New Journal of Five-Space Physics. by Hollimichele

'She watched a small boy of no more than three run in wobbling elliptical loops around his patient older sister, who had tied a length of ribbon to his overall strap as a preventative measure, and considered orbital mechanics.' Dr Riva on Sergyar. A delicate sequel to Komarr, focusing on one of my favourite minor characters, with bonus speculation on Sergyar's future

[Added 30/10/2017; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Vorkosigan series; Characters: Riva, Cordelia Vorkosigan, Ekaterin Vorkosigan, Yuell]