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Mirror Dance (Vorkosigan Saga) (original 1994; edition 2011)

by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Title:Mirror Dance (Vorkosigan Saga)
Authors:Lois McMaster Bujold
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Tags:Fiction, SF, Space Opera, Adventure, Clones, Identity, eBook, Kindle, 2013 Read

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Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold (1994)

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  macha | Jun 13, 2015 |
A story of two brothers, a morally corrupt system which farms clones for their parts, and their fight against it. This is also a story of a young man trying to find his identity and place in the world, when most people around him think of him as a disposable clone, or not quite as good as the original. I love the character growth which takes place in this story. Both Miles and especially his brother.

One reason I love Bujold is for her fierce commitment to love of the unwanted/different/difficult people in our lives. She always stretches my mind and my heart a bit with each story. I subtracted half a star from this only because of the extreme situations and descriptions of torture in the story. It reduced my desire to read the story a second time, although, I probably will. ( )
  MrsLee | Jan 25, 2015 |
It's a tough call on this book. It started out slow, got kind of crappy, then finished fantastically. Excellently read again.

The first third had a lot of back story in it. If a person hadn't read any of the series, they would appreciate it. BUT, it's a series. Skip books at your own risk & let those of us who have read it read the new story.

The middle got into Mark's head until it was just boring. He had a horrible life & a lot to figure out.
Got it.
Got it.
Got it.
Got it.
(Bored yet? I was.)

Saying anything about the end would spoil it, so I'll just say that once the action picked back up, the story flew along & dragged me along. Totally worth putting up with the rest.
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  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
Mirror Dance is a wonderfully plotted book with great characters, madcap adventure, tons of tension and plenty of laughs. It won the Hugo Award and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 1995.
http://www.fantasyliterature.com/fantasy-author/bujoldloismcmaster/ ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
Not my favourite of the series though not bad. Too much torture and agony for me. I think she handles the subject well enough, I just don't like being there. ( )
  thesmellofbooks | Apr 1, 2014 |
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Lois McMaster Bujoldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruddell, GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The row of comconsole booths lining the passenger concourse of Escobar's largest commercial orbiter transfer station had mirrored doors, divided into diagonal sections by rainbow-colored lines of lights.
The traffic was worse than London's and, if possible, even more disorderly, or ordered according to some rule involving survival of the fittest.
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Miles Vorkosigan faces more than his share of troubles as the protagonist in Mirror Dance. Not only is he deformed and undersized but he has a cloned brother who gets into a jam in the free enterprise plague spot known as Jackson's Whole. Miles tries to help his brother but ends up injured, placed on cryogenic suspension and then lost in intergalactic limbo. And that's just in the first 100 pages. The following 300 pages add a wealth more to this fantastic tale that's both humorous and finely written. Mirror Dance won the 1995 Hugo Award for Science Fiction.

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Mark Vorkosigan hijacks a ship of the Dendarii Mercenaries and flies to the outlaw planet, Jackson's Whole, to destroy the clone creches where he was raised. The mission goes wrong and Miles, his host clonebrother, has to mount a rescue.

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