Diplomatic Immunity (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #13)
A rich Komarran merchant fleet has been impounded at Graf Station, in distant Quaddiespace, after a bloody incident on the station docks involving a security officer from the convoy's Barrayaran military escort. Lord Miles Vorkosigan of Barrayar and his wife, Lady Ekaterin, have other things on their minds, such as getting home in time to attend the long-awaited births of...more
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One of the things I really appreciate about Lois McMaster Bujold is her ability to create such a wide variety of believable and alien characters and make it seem natural.
This book has a few light moments but mostly its another case of Miles and and anyone he can rope in to help, trying to unravel a baffling mystery (without starting a war). Its been a long time since I read Falling Free, so setting the book in Quaddiespace was a treat for me. The somewhat chilling insights into ...more
Here we have another satisfying addition to the saga of Miles Vorkosigan. Having overcome his challenges had spade command, been a super spy, saved countless lives, become the voice of the Emperor what more does one aspire to? Well, parenthood of course.
But (again "of course") things never go as planned in his life...how many other diplomatic spy military tactical strategists get called away from their honeymoon to prevent a war. ...more
With these clones who need aliens! There are some strange genetics in this one. How scientifically proph ...more
It doesn't quite hit the peaks of her best, but my top 3 long-running series are now, very firmly:
2) Dresden Files
3) Vorkosigan Saga
I have 40+ books sitting on my 'review ...more
Miles and Ekaterin are on their way back from the honeymoon, when a message from Gregor catches up with them. A Komarran merchant fleet, travelling under Barrayarran military protection, has been impounded in a distant part of the galaxy. Turns out Miles is relatively close, and coul ...more
Warning: Contains spoilers for previous books.
In Diplomatic Immunity, Miles and Ekaterin are on the final leg of their interplanetary honeymoon and are anxious to return to Barrayar where their two full-term babies (one boy and one girl) are ready to be released from their uterine replicators. But, as usual, something happens to delay their return. In this case, it’s a diplomatic issue — a Komarran merchant ship with a Barrayar ...more
It was just basically a science fiction space procedural mystery - not my favourite kind of mystery at all. I like her books for the characters, not the threats to the galaxy. No character development, just Miles being his superheroic ultracompentant self. I ...more
As usual, the galactic community is well represented. It's an interesting bunch.
Same reader. I don't know why I can't remember his name, but he's quite good.
2014 - this is rapidly becoming a favorite on the level of *Memory*; just so much good story in this, including Ekaterin telling Miles to stop panicking and shape up, get on with the job he's stuck with. And Bel Thorne is back.
So off he goes with Eketarin, running into his old pal Bel Thorne, former pilot in the Dendarii Free Mercenari ...more
Déjà que plusieurs auteurs de SF, pessimistes, ont tendance à nous prédire un retour à l'impérialisme, s'il faut lire des récits (parce qu'en plus, c'est une longue saga) dans lesquels l'auteure se complaît à AIMER cette tyrannie monarchiste, je ne peux faire autrement que me révolter.
C'est possible que je n'ai rien compris à cette « Sage Vorkosigan » en ayant commencé par ...more
Diplomatic Immunity is the post-Dendarii novel most reminiscent of the earliest books in the series: fast-paced, a complex plot beginning with an almost trivial initializing incident and quickly spiraling out of control, with Miles running to catch up and gambling with his life an ...more
Imperial Auditor Vorkosigan's honeymoon is interrupted with an urgent message to go to Quaddie space and sort out a problem between a Barrayaran trade fleet and the Quaddie authorities. The Quaddies, genetically engineering humans designed for zero-G with four arms, didn't do a solid job investigating the disappearance of a Barrayaran office ...more
It's a shame to give this three stars since it's brilliant and hilarious and contains a really gre ...more
While the book is mostly about Miles, we also see his wife assuming her role as Lady Vor ...more
On the return trip from their delayed honeymoon, Miles and his wife are diverted by Emperor Gregor to do diplomatic damage control duty in Quaddiespace. Since they are expecting twins back home on Barrayar (via the ultraconvenient uterine replicators), they are anxious to mop up the mess and be on their way. Like an onion, the layers of mystery unpeel slowin ...more
Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestse ...more