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by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
Ethan of Athos is listed as the sixth novel in the Vorkosigan Saga, and within the context of the series is an oddity. Almost all of the other stories in the series have to do with events surrounding the Vorkosigans of the planet Barrayar and most of them center on Miles Vorkosigan, one of my litera...
attempting obscurity
attempting obscurity rated it 6 years ago
Bujold is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, as her descriptive writing and masterful weaving of varied plotlines are adept at capturing the imagination and holding a reader's attention.Ethan of Athos looked at the possible ramifications of religion in a new and interesting way, and allowe...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 6 years ago
Although this is "#3 in the Vorkosigan saga," it's really a stand-alone novel featuring the titular Ethan as the protagonist. Ethan is a medical doctor born & raised on Athos, a gender-separatist colony planet inhabited solely by men. The planet's out-of-the-way location and reputation as a cultural...
Here There Be Books (BL)
Here There Be Books (BL) rated it 6 years ago
[...] Ethan of Athos, one of the Vorkosigan books not starring Miles or one of his family members. It’s a reverse “planet of women” story, only I didn’t figure that out until about 30% in when I read another reviewer’s notes. I don’t think it’s NECESSARY to know this stuff, btw, in order to enjoy an...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 6 years ago
Ethan comes from a planet of men only with women not allowed to visit or communicate or have any kind of influence on the planet. So, in a planet with men only they fall in love or not with each other. Ethan is sent for women's eggs as the eggs they have are not viable and they will no longer be a...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it 6 years ago
Another book devoted to delving into a culture - or two cultures, since we have both Athos and station life. Athos is a planet where a group of men, with the help of uterine replicators and tissue cultures, have created an all-male society (ostensibly religious, but the religion seemed to come down...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 7 years ago
Sweet and funny and twisted, this novel takes any number of SF tropes and turns 'em inside out. I love Ethan, full of outrage and indignation till he finds himself alone in the corridor. Have I said that I LOVE this series? I do, I so do.
everydayjam
everydayjam rated it 8 years ago
Not enough Miles! (Actually, no Miles, at all, beyond a couple mentions of his name.)I was amused by the idea of the monks of Mt Athos founding a colony world, and using reproductive technology to ensure that only male babies would be born. My hopes that Bujold would at least touch on the issues of ...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 8 years ago
While Miles does not make a direct appearance in this one, I did like reading about Elli Quinn. And Ethan of Athos, the title character is a hoot to read about -- I almost felt sorry for him, and he is totally at sea in the new world he's been put in. To see the longer review, please go here:http://...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 9 years ago
Ethan of AthosThis is apparently a standalone, which I didn’t realize before I read it. If you take all of my reservations about Cetaganda and multiply them, that’s how I feel about Ethan. The only person I really cared about was Elli, and considering that her previous appearance was extremely brief...
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