Update: Vorkosigan Saga Was Never Fanfic

Someone decided I needed to be disabused of the notion that the Vorkosigan Saga was ever Star Trek fanfiction. Damien’s comment here.

I can still see the Star Trek influences in the first book, but I’m not sure whether that means I’m still insulting Bujold by saying that. :-( I never meant to insult her and am terribly sorry if I did so.

And these days I don’t think fanfiction is an indication of not being creative and incapable of being original—indeed, the rest of the original post was about how her creation ended up being different from Star Trek even in the first book.

But hey. I love her works as their own thing, and I don’t really care if they were ever fanfiction or not.