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Komarr (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures) (original 1998; edition 1999)

by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Title:Komarr (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)
Authors:Lois McMaster Bujold
Info:Baen (1999), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****1/2
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Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold (1998)

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It's amazing that such a long running series can keep such momentum, even get better. I'd rate this book about the same as the last, except we're introduced to a new character that I have great hopes for. It's a twisty mystery with a lot to say, as usual. We get to see Miles played off against other characters - especially one - that makes for a great story & really brings home a lot of the lessons he's learned. Good ones, too. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
There is a mystery to solve on Komarr and Miles is sent in his new role as Imperial Auditor. There he befriends a Vor woman who has an unhappy marriage and a son with a genetic disorder. Each of them learns a lot from the other and Miles specifically has some insights about his own body image. To enjoy this story fully, you should read The Borders of Infinity first.

http://www.fantasyliterature.com/fantasy-author/bujoldloismcmaster/ ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Bujold gets inside of my head like few other authors have. Ekaterin's interior dialogue is searing, brilliant and heartbreaking. Miles is still delightful, if a little older and maybe, just maybe wiser. He's always been a genius, but now he's less apt to dive in without thinking.

Gorgeous writing, elegant plot, superb pacing throughout. 4.5 ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
I was expecting something quite different from this book, but I ended up liking the way it went quite a bit. The first Miles/Ekaterin book. [Nov. 2010] ( )
  maureene87 | Apr 4, 2013 |
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Gambino, FredCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruddell, GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The last gleaming sliver of Komarr's true-sun melted out of sight beyond the low hills on the western horizon.
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Miles: Fortunately for my credit, from the outside most people can't tell the rapid exploitation of a belatedly recognized opportunity from deep-laid planning.
Aim high. You may still miss the target but at least you won't shoot your foot off.
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Miles Vorkosigan arrives on the Barrayaran colony planet Komarr to investigate the destruction of a freighter which has crashed into the orbital mirror display - a mechanism vital to the planet's long-term terraforming programme. Miles's emperor, Gregor, is about to marry a Komarran princess, and relations between the empire and its possession must remain smooth.
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Lois McMaster Bujold comes through again with another sharp Miles Vorkosigan novel. Komarr can be read as a standalone, though it is part of a whole series. (Komarr brings the total to 16 books!) Miles is a hugely popular character with fans--and they won't be disappointed with his latest adventure.

The planet Komarr is undergoing centuries-long terraforming when one of the orbiting mirrors crucial to the effort is smashed by an off-course ship. Miles Vorkosigan is sent to Komarr to investigate the incident; once there, he becomes embroiled in political and scientific battles. To make matters worse, the name Vorkosigan is anathema on Komarr. But our intrepid hero can't be put down easily. While trying to save Komarr, he manages... maybe... to find true love at last! Bujold's original and intelligent blend of politics, science, and cliffhanging-good space opera makes this book a satisfying adventure and a charming romance. --Therese Littleton

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Agent Miles Vorkosigan investigates terrorism and financial speculation on the planet Komarr. The story is told through the eyes of Ekaterin, the unhappily married wife of a government official with whom Vorkosigan falls in love.

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