I was resigned to Lois McMaster Bujold lowering the curtain on the Vorkosigan universe, but it seems otherwise.
This is a Cordelia book rather than a Miles book, I see. The title is Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. I dislike that title myself, but the title is a trivial detail in this case. The release date is early next year.
So, happy dance here.
ALSO, if you were in charge of assigning LMB a writing project, what would you most want?
a) Another Miles story, filling in a gap somewhere in the extant chronology. For example, I always wanted to see the rescue story where Miles went off to rescue those Barrayaran subjects who were taken hostage by bad guys at the end of Brothers in Arms.
b) An Elli Quinn story. She was pretty cool as a secondary character in Ethan of Athos.
c) A prequel story, dealing with General Piotr and the Cetagandan invasion.
d) A story set in the future, focusing on the children of Miles and Ekaterin.
e) Something else, but in the Vorkosigan universe.
f) Something else in the Sharing Knife universe.
g) Something else in the Chalion universe.
While I would welcome any of the above, I have always wanted a prequel novel.