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Old 10-18-2017, 06:07 AM   #6
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This is far from celebrity or general pop culture, but more of a big deal if you are a science fiction reader. Lois McMaster Bujold is a multiple-times winner of the top sf and fantasy writing awards. She writes a lot of characters who are not classic hero types physically. For example the principle protagonist of her multiple award winning Vorkosigan series is short, has very brittle bones, and some other medical issues. So it is perhaps no big surprise that a couple of FA show up in the series eventually.

One long running, very key support character ('emperor' of a few planets) turns out to be an FA (after many books of background issues of why the emperor hasn't settled down yet, it turned out that people had been pushing all the wrong women his way).

And a clone of the main series protagonist ends very fat and sort of a feedee due to plot issues, and a recurring tertiary character very happily couples up with him.
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