Book - 1996
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Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. At least that's what Miles Vorkosigan thinks and he should know, having done both once already. That was when he last visited the planet of Jackson's Whole, while rescuing his brother.
Publisher: New York : Baen, 1996.
ISBN: 9780671877439
Characteristics: 462 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 28, 2012

Bujold always has thoughtful things to say about illness, injury, age and what it means to be human, but don't read this book for that, read it for the excitement, romance and space battles.

Jul 20, 2012

This book exemplifies many of the things I love about Bujold's work. Brilliant space opera, with a great mystery to solve... but the real question is what happens when young Miles, living the perfect boy's fantasy double life - future count, secret spy, and admiral of a mercenary fleet.. makes a big mistake, and might have to grow up?

HanakoGal May 06, 2012

This is the 5th time I’ve read this book and I’ve loved it every time. This may be my favorite of her Vorkosigan novels. We get to see the transition of Miles as young and impulsive to Miles as older and... a little less impulsive. As always it’s a joy to watch him flounder around and then pull himself out of the mess while somehow simultaneously solving the problem. This time around I also liked learning more about the side characters like Simon, Ivan, Gregor, and Duv. We get to see more of them in future novels and it was nice to see them now while knowing what lies in their future.

Deunan Sep 22, 2011

One of Bujold's greatest works.

May 08, 2011

Complex plot and characterization. One of the best from my favourite author.

Nov 16, 2010

Fantastic space opera. One of the best in the Vorkosigan series.

Jul 22, 2010

A typical Miles Vorkosigan adventure. Clever, witty and a wholelot of fun.

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