Signed by the author on the title page. It's spring in Vorbarr Sultana, and a person's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, bio-genetics, love, lack of money, incompatible planetary sexual mores, love, District succession scandals, the Emperor's wedding, and, of course, love. Miles, Mark, and Ivan all have cunning plans to resolve their romantic problems. But if no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy, just imagine what all Miles' friends and relatives can do to his romantic strategy!
Awards: ♦ Finalist for the 2000 Nebula Award for Best Novel ♦ Finalist for the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel