Diplomatic Immunity (Vorkosigan Saga in Publication order #13)
With these clones who need aliens! There are some strange genetics in this one. How scientifically proph...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
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.
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
So off he goes with Eketarin, running into his old pal Bel Thorne, former pilot in the Dendarii Free Mercenari...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
By this point in the...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
Fans won't find this surprising in the least, but Miles Vorkosigan--the plucky, short-statured hero of Lois McMaster Bujold's beloved series--is uniquely incapable of having an uneventful honeymoon. Between a racially fueled diplomatic dispute, the appearance of a hermaphroditic old flame, and a bizarre Cetagandan genetic conspiracy, Miles just can't seem to get a minute of peace with his new wife, the lovely and resourceful Ekaterin (whom Miles courted in A Civil Campaign).
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
While the book is mostly about Miles, we also see his wife assuming her role as Lady Vor...more
Bit by bit, he determines that a Cetagandan Bah (genetically designed servant to the Constellations) has 'kidnapped' a shipload of Cetagandan / Star Creche - prince/princesses uterine replacators of the Constellations' year of genetic babies - and a merchant group that the Bah had contracted wit...more
Thus far in the life of Miles, we've seen him go from being a child to a fake admiral, to a secret agent/fake admiral, to a dead fake admiral, to the emperor's troubleshooter and in his latest endeavor, a married man. What other obstacles can there left for such a man?
How about: children! As things open, newlyweds Miles and Ekaterin are just finishing up their honeymoon and getting ready to head back to Barrayar in time...more
This is the first time I saw a truly new main character. It's enjoyable, challenging, engrossing. It 's not the first book I've read of the series though. I can't remember how I had stumbled across the book except a number of Bantam Spectra books are fantastic!
Great series to get into! These are the reasons: talented underdog main character, intelligently plotted problems and challenges, science fiction tropes are...more