By Lois McMaster Bujold
A New York occasions hardcover bestseller, this is often the long-awaited NEW installment within the hugely-popular, award-winning technology fiction experience sequence. Miles Vorkosigan, troubleshooter for the Barrayaran Galactic Empire, takes at the corrupt and unsafe ruling elite of an international the place immortality is a commodity to be acquired, bought and bartered for power.
Kibou-daini is a planet enthusiastic about dishonest demise. All good and sturdy, as long as they stored to themselves. yet now the Kibou-daini are trying to franchise out their Fountain of minor wares to the remainder of the galaxy and the Barrayar Galactic Empire is none too happy with 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 accountable 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 hassle 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 advanced plot.”—Publishers Weekly
About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
“Bujold mixes quirky humor with motion [and] wonderful personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.
“One of sf’s striking skills . . . an exceptional series.”—Booklist
“. . . an clever, well-crafted and punctiliously pleasing mixture of event, sociopolitical observation, medical experiments, and coffee perils . . . with that additional spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus
About Vorkosigan sequence access Diplomatic Immunity:
“Bujold is adept at world-building and gives a witty, character-centered plot, filled with beautiful grace notes. . . lovers should be completely gripped and certain to complete the ebook in one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly
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