Signed by the author on the title page.Cetaganda: Miles and Ivan have been dispatched to Cetaganda, in hopes they will gain diplomatic polish on a simple mission, but wind up in the thick of things when the Cetagandan empress dies naturally and her lifelong attendant dies unnaturally. As Miles tries to play detective in the deceptively alien culture, Ivan manages to entangle himself with several noble females at the same time. It becomes clear that it's up to Miles to save the Empire - but the Cetagandan Empire?!?
Ethan of Athos: Dr. Ethan Urquhart, Chief of Biology at the Severin District Reproduction Center, is one of the busiest men on the no-women-allowed planet of Athos - until a genetic crisis threatens Athos with extinction. Drafted to brave the wider universe to obtain new ovarian tissue cultures, Ethan braces himself for his first encounter with those most alien of aliens - females of his own species.
Omnibus, 556 pages, Mass Market Paperback, reprint (originally published in 1996 / 1986 / 1989)