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Weatherman (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #5.4)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  505 ratings  ·  8 reviews
On Miles' first military posting, he is sent to an outpost with Arctic temperatures and a psychotic, unstable commander. When the commander orders his men to enter a facility that is leaking poisonous radiation, the men revolt, and it's up to Miles to use his wits to avoid a massacre. A story later incorporated into the Hugo Award-winning novel THE VOR GAME.

Written by Hugo
ebook, 100 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc. (first published 1990)
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
May 06, 2012 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Science Fiction Fans
Although I like this story and it's reflected in the rating, I wouldn't recommend buying it on its own. This is really the first part of The Vor Game featuring Miles and part of the Vorkosigan Saga and not only have a lot of events passed in previous stories, but the novel this is part of can be found in the Young Miles omnibus along with The Warrior's Apprentice and "The Mountains of Mourning." In this one Miles is on his first assignment in the Barrayar military out of the academy. He's promis ...more
Plot: Ensign Miles Vorkosigan, young graduate of the Imperial Service Academy, receives his first assignment: Weatherman, at Kyril Island Military Base, near the Arctic Circle. He's sorely disappointed, but this assignment comes with a promise: If Miles proves to be a good little subordinate at Kyril Island his next assignment will be a dream come true: Placement on the new starship fighter, The Prince Serg.

I enjoyed the section where Miles is confronted with a tough choice, one that could cost
Michelle Ruedin
You can find this story in the anthology The Space Opera Renaissance.
Peter Lau
This military science fiction novel is quite an easy read. The aspiring hero, Miles, is thrown into difficult situations, being forced to take up an assignment he knows nearly nothing about. His resilience and strong-will force him against his strict and slightly mad boss. This story is timeless, even though it is shelved as science fiction; besides the aspiration for Miles to take a position on a space battle-cruiser and mention of "old Earth", this story could be played out today, on Earth. Th ...more
Carolyn F.
Part of The Space Opera Renaissance and also the beginning of The Vor Game, very good. You can read it in either book.
Michele (Mikecas)
Il mio giudizio abbastanza negativo non si riferisce alla qualità letteraria, ma solo alla scelta editoriale di pubblicare, ad alto costo, quello che è di fatto solo un racconto che è poi diventato la prima parte de Il Gioco dei Vor, romanzo di cui una ristampa era presente nello stesso tempo di uscita di questo volumetto, ad un prezzo sostanzialmente uguale.
Turns out this storyline starts out 'The Vor Game' so made for a bit of redundant reading, but still worth the time. Twists, turns and becomes a nice set up for bringing back some characters I had been wondering about while bringing in a new 'baddie' to roll eyes at.
Fabulous. But then I love all the books in this series. Bujold's attention to detail coupled with her bigger than life characters always make for a good reading day/night
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