Miles Errant (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #5, 5.3 & 8)
"The Borders of Infinity"
Brothers in Arms
Miles Naismith--in the person of his two alter-egos Admiral Naismith and Lieutenant Lord Vorkosigan--embarks on a perilous series of adventures, from the liberation of Barrayaran allies from a Cetagandan POW camp to the rescue of clone children scheduled
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This omnibus edition didn't include any author's note or forward. It did include a time line for Miles as an addendum.
Overall, the series took a more serious and dramatic turn in these two novels and short story. Oddly, I look forward to reading ea ...more
In a Sci-Fi universe that includes uterine replicators and life-extension via brain transplants, clones seem darn right straight forward. And while Bujold's world supports the existence of this technology, even her writing was unable to avoid the tired tropes and pitfall ...more
The Vorkosigan series is such fun reading! I found the 3 stories in this omnibus were connected by a shared theme of identity -- what makes us who we are? How much of ourselves comes from outside versus innate traits? These questions are highlighted by the introduction of a surprising new character (view spoiler)[Mile ...more
I feel bereft, now that I have left the world of the Vorkosigans (and more to the point, left the next installment in my flat). Miles has that effect on me; it's one I don't remember since my HP heyday.
I'm not sure how much I liked Brothers or Mirror Dance. I can see objectively tha ...more
Truth and Consequences: A covert ops liberation of Barrayaran allies in a Cetagandan pow camp goes awry and Miles Naismith is right in the middle of it. Will he find damnation though good works, or faith alone? Still reeling from the prior mission, the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet puts in at old Earth for repairsand finds old enemies. Miles' attempt to juggle both his identities, Admiral Naismith and Lieutenant Lord Vorkosigan, crashes when a new player enters the game: the
In Borders of Infinity, the short story of the collection, Miles is as deliriously maniacal as ever, founding a fake religion in order to evacuate a penal colony. Bujold does a good job of setting this up without giving away the explanation to ...more
This wasn't my favourite of the Miles Vorkosigan stories, probably because I'd just read Labyrinth and really wanted a full-length Miles story. The plot is good enough, but there just wasn't enough substance to keep my interest going, seeing as I knew just how short the story would be.
BROTHERS IN ARMS
Miles meets his clone - awesome. Now. I have a bad history with clones, ie. Spider-Man circa 1995, but this is a clone character that works. He gives us an idea of what Mile ...more
Lois McMaster Bujold, thank you thank you thank you for being the master that you are: characterization, plot, action--all superb. Every omnibus collection contains at least one story that ard ...more
Here we are given a trilogy of sorts. First we have a short story of Miles intentionally sent to a Prison Camp in order to break out, that story falls directly into the the first book, Mirror Image, Miles heads to earth to hide out from the Centageans whom he broke out of their prison. Here is uncovers a conspiracy and meets his Clone.
I thought this was ok but it seemed more of a stumble around type of a book and thats not how ...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