By Lois McMaster Bujold
A New York occasions hardcover bestseller, this is often the long-awaited NEW installment within the hugely-popular, award-winning technological know-how fiction event sequence. Miles Vorkosigan, troubleshooter for the Barrayaran Galactic Empire, takes at the corrupt and unsafe ruling elite of a global the place immortality is a commodity to be acquired, bought and bartered for power.
Kibou-daini is a planet keen about dishonest loss of life. All good and sturdy, as long as they stored to themselves. yet now the Kibou-daini try to franchise out their Fountain of youngster wares to the remainder of the galaxy and the Barrayar Galactic Empire is none too proud of the implications.
Cue Miles Vorkosigan, malformed royal troublemaker—but additionally inheritor and savior of empire. On Kibou-daini, Miles finds a warfare of generations because the folks dependable refuse to die and their descendants threaten outright patricide, matricide and perhaps even genocide—the prize being an enormous fats slice of the immortality pie. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping–something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and Miles is as much as his neck in difficulty and experience as soon as more.
“Fans were clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a brand new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and soaking up writing simply corrals the complicated plot.”—Publishers Weekly
About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
“Bujold mixes quirky humor with motion [and] awesome personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.
“One of sf’s notable skills . . . a great series.”—Booklist
“. . . an clever, well-crafted and carefully pleasing mix of experience, sociopolitical observation, clinical experiments, and low perils . . . with that additional spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus
About Vorkosigan sequence access Diplomatic Immunity:
“Bujold is adept at world-building and offers a witty, character-centered plot, choked with beautiful grace notes. . . enthusiasts might be completely gripped and sure to complete the e-book in one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly
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