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Лоис Буджолд

Дата рождения: 2. Ноябрь 1949

Лоис Макма́стер Бу́джолд — американская писательница-фантаст. Широкую известность приобрела благодаря циклу фантастических произведений о Майлзе Форкосигане, сыне высокопоставленного аристократа с милитаризированной планеты Барраяр . В последние годы также активно развивает фэнтезийный цикл о королевстве Шалион.

Награждена литературными премиями «Небьюла» трижды и «Хьюго» пять раз .

Окончила Upper Arlington High School в 1967 и училась в Университете Штата Огайо в 1968—1972 годах.

Мать двоих детей: Анны, родившейся в 1979 году, и Пола, родившегося в 1981 году.

„Я не пишу истории, чтобы рассказать читателям, что думать, и даже сказать им, что я думаю, я пишу их, чтобы показать мне, что я думаю. Писательство — это всегда путешествие к открытию этого пути, волнительное как для меня, так, я надеюсь, оно будет и для читателей.“

„Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.“ A Civil Campaign

„If you can't be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart.“ Labyrinth

„Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.“ Memory

„When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.“ Memory

„I've always thought tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.“ Shards of Honour

„Don't wish to be normal. Wish to be yourself. To the hilt. Find out what you're best at, and develop it, and hopscotch your weaknesses. Wish to be great at whatever you are.“ Labyrinth

„Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.“ A Civil Campaign

„My home is not a place, it is people.“ Barrayar

„Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same.“ Mirror Dance

„The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present — they are real.“ Shards of Honour

„But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?“ Barrayar

„Some people grow into their dreams, instead of out of them.“ Komarr

„I am who I choose to be. I have always been what I chose, though not always what I pleased.“ Memory

„Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be. And Ifeeling stupid.“ The Curse of Chalion

„A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.“ The Vor Game

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