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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Cetaganda Ethan of Athos ” Labyrinth “. There are problems on the station: Our time together was hindered somewhat by the presence of his new wife, Ekaterin, but I managed to ignore her completely.

Komarr is one of the planets of Barrayar Empire; rich one. Quaddies were created with several genetic modifications, chief amongst them that they have 4 arms, 2 of them where legs would be in regular humans.

So, it was not a surprise to find them just as wonderful as we did in our first encounter. I will read again, most certainly after a second go-throu I’m so happy Bujold penned a “redemption” tale for Bel Thorne.

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Originally posted at FanLit: She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. The first break in the case came the following morning – the bujolv was not precisely Lt Solian’s after all; instead, it had been manufactured. Other books in the series. It is also really nice to see what asset Ekatherin is when it comes to encouraging him, being his helpmate with her diplomatic manner and easy communication with all around her, and just by loving and believing immunnity him.

They have just left Earth to begin the journey home when Miles is dispatched by Emperor Gregor Vorbarra to Graf Station in Quaddiespace to untangle a diplomatic incident in his capacity as the nearest Imperial Auditor. She is best known for her series featuring Miles Vorkosigan. Having overcome his challenges had spade command, been a super spy, saved countless lives, become the voice of the Emperor what more does one aspire to?


I suspect she was feeling some “Vorkosigan Fatigue” and I am glad she took time off even if the resultant works lacked a little of the depth and sparkle – I’d hate to see such a great series simply peter out and “jump the shark: Miles Vorkosigan, the main character in the series, and Ekaterin Vorsoisson are enjoying a delayed honeymoon off-world while their first two children are approaching birth in their uterine replicators back on Barrayar.

The author gets the technical details right, but keeps explanations to a minimum, so this book should appeal to even non-SF readers who like ddiplomatic fast pace. On the way out of the meeting, the trio of Miles, Dubauer, and Bel were attacked by an assailant wielding a hot riveter with the safeties removed. But when duty calls in the voice of Barrayar’s Emperor Gregor, Miles, Gregor’s youngest Imperial Auditor a special high-level troubleshooter has no choice bkjold to answer.

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It’s a good read: Discover what to read next. Miles nearly dies and barely averts an interstellar war between Cetaganda and Barrayar.

Diplomatic Immunity

The suspense and plot are exciting. Curiously enough both of my buddy readers rated it lower. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It was just basically a science fiction space procedural mystery – not my favourite kind of mystery at all. There’s bjjold good mortal danger combined with those signature crazy-but-just-might-work Miles plans at the end. After this, Bel accompanied Dubauer onto the freighter to diplmoatic to the fetuses.

The downside of being a troubleshooter comes when trouble starts shooting back. I tread off, grumbling into the sunset. Everything is from Miles’ POV again, and none of the characters are moved along in any material fashion.

So the tensions run high on a normal trip through Quaddie space. But of course, the relatively minor mess Miles was supposed to sort out turns out to be anything but, in true Miles style. I was always curious how Miles would interact with them, but it turns out nothing unexpected happen: Yeah, well Miles does. 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.


She seems to be made for this, but I think there is just so much more to explore and not as much time was spent with her as I would have liked. It’s not like Bujold hasn’t jumped perspective to other characters – Mark, Ivan, even Ekaterin herself – in the past. I’m sad that I’m now caught up with all the Miles books that have been published so far In that book, which took place a couple of centuries before the main books in the series, Graf was sent by his employers to a planet where they used genetically engineered slaves called quaddies.

A Komarran merchant fleet, travelling under Barrayarran military protection, has been impounded in a distant part of the galaxy. 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. The haut ladies’ own gene bank.

Interesting world inhabited by quadies — four armed no legs humans who live in zero gravity. It’s a huge endorsement of Bujold’s writing that I actually read this for the first time before reading any of the preceding works other than a Civil Campaign and it still made complete sense.

University of Washington University Bookstore. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And Bel Thorne is back. Fortunately, I love the protags so much, that not understanding Cetagandans just doesn’t bother me enough to be a put-off. I will not name they to avoid spoilers, but encountering them again was a nice surprise.