Diplomatic Immunity (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures) [Lois McMaster Bujold] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a Komarran merchant . Rephrase, O Diplomat. “Does it make it any easier, that it’s the second time, for you?” Her expression grew introspective. “Nikki was a body birth; of course. She has won an unprecedented four Hugo Awards for works in the Vorkosigan Saga. Bujold has published sixteen novels to date, all but one with Baen Books.
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It was a joy and a privilege to read this book. Lord Miles Vorkosigan of Barrayar and his wife, Lady Ekaterin, have other immunitg on their minds, such as getting home in time to attend the long-awaited births of A rich Komarran merchant fleet has been impounded at Graf Station, in distant Quaddiespace, after a bloody incident on the station docks involving a security officer from the convoy’s Barrayaran military escort.
Quit hogging the spotlight Miles! This passenger was self-identified as an amphibious man, heavily gengineered. Anti-mutie prejudice would be notable.
A listing of her awards and nominations may be seen here: Discover what to read next. No one is good enough for our Miles. The latter is the most important buojld few in the universe speak Miles ; And I’m so glad I had the privilege to learn that language.
As usual, the way larger events mirror personal issues of the protagonist was skilfully rendered. Some mind boggling architecture and culture details here. Least interesting of Bujold’s novels I’ve read yet. Dubauer’s body language seemed off to Bel; when Miles learned this, he decided to check out the cargo – the fetuses turned out to be not sheep and goats but Cetagandan haut babies. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
And just as diplomahic he does an excellent job of it. Diplomatic Immunity diplomaic 6, ] 9 24 Nov 11, As to the series: This was a really solid entry in the series.
Oct 27, Megan Baxter rated it really liked it. The tale began with a Barrayaran diplomatic incident at a space station involving a Komarran Trade Fleet, their military escorts, and the locals. He began a thorough investigation of the event, complete with acting out several possible scenarios and ordering a more complex set of tests to be performed on the blood.
But as human knowledge in genetics increases, I see the potential for many of the ethical conflicts outlined in these stories. Ekaterin played a minor role in this one but it was an important one. At the end of that meeting, one of the passengers came to him with a request. View all 3 comments. This is a good book using humor, action and political intrigue to weave a story that uses both serious and humorous elements. What’s more, this is the first time I’ve ever felt cheated by Bujold’s story telling.
After this, Bel accompanied Dubauer onto the freighter to tend to the fetuses.
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Thus, the presence of the soldiers on top of Komaren trader ships, uterine replicators full of ” fetuses of mammals”, a fish-man, missing persons, possible murders, love-sick officer, and a random shooter, make Miles’s life substantially more interesting, but just as dangerous When Miles gets there, he discovers that a Barrayan officer is missing and possibly murdered.
Every time the haut ladies show up on page I hold my breath in anticipation. They are excited because right before their departure they began a diplomatoc, placing a boy and a girl zigots in uterine replicators and they will be gestationaly mature enough to be born by the time they return home.
Yes, there’s a lot more to it than that, but Bel is very well redeemed from the past disgrace and forced resignation from the Dendarii Free Mercenary fleet. A galactic “whodunit” wherein Miles once again risk life and diplomafic for the beloved empire.
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Apr 27, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 Lois McMaster Bujold was born inthe daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction.
This book has a few light moments but mostly its another case of Miles and and anyone he can rope in to help, trying to unravel a baffling mystery without starting a war. Diplomatic ImmunityBook The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jun 10, Tracy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Komarr is one of the planets of Barrayar Empire; rich one.
Oh, I do hope that more Vorkosigans means more adventures. The moment I realized what all the fuss was about and one character’s life ended up being in mortal danger the book entered that craved-after un-put-down-able territory I did not have a choice but give it the highest rating: Waiting bujodl Graf Station are diplomatic snarls, tangled loyalties, old friends, new enemies, racial tensions, lies and deceptions, mysterious disappearances, and a lethal secret with wider consequences than even Miles anticipates: No character development, just Miles being his superheroic ultracompentant self.
She seems to be made for this, but I think there is just so much more to explore and not as much bjuold was spent with her as I would have liked. The military overreacted and send a retrieval squad which resulted in a shootout rumored to bring some casualties and a huge intergalactic incident. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Quaddies are a very interesting and diplomatjc race in the far end of the Galaxy. Dec 11, Rosario http: Granted, the Vorkosigan saga seems to weave back and forth We have met those very endearing, somewhat naive, joyful and hard working race of people before and I carry enormous love for them!
So, it was not a surprise to find them just as wonderful as we ummunity in our first encounter. View all 8 comments. Speaking about people Miles’ wife Ekaterin finally became useful. One behaves like common ruthless criminals and another playing mad scientists. Books by Lois McMaster Bujold.