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Komarr (1998)

by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Series: Vorkosigan: Publication Order (12), Vorkosigan: Chronological Order (12)

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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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Komarr is science fiction, mystery, romance, comedy, and character study. We see Miles Vorkosigan through the eyes of Ekaterin Vorsoisson, niece of a fellow Auditor and wife of a minor Barrayaran administrator on the conquered planet Komarr. Highly recommended. If you like mysteries, read this. If you like romance, read this. If you like science fiction, read this. If you like good writing, read this. Mystery! Romance! Science fiction! Good writing! ( )
1 vote kcollett | Nov 25, 2021 |
In Komarr, Miles, in his new role as Auditor, delves into another whodunit-style mystery as he tries to discover who destroyed the soletta above the conquered eponymous planet. Roughly half of the chapters are told from the perspective of a new character, Ekaterina, whose family is indirectly connected to the conspiracy, but also becomes a love interest of Miles. The author does a good job of keeping the readers on their toes as Miles sorts through the political situation, and we're never really sure the who's and (especially) why's of the soletta incident until the very end. All in all, this is another strong entry in the series, and I'm appreciating the shift from space opera to mystery. ( )
  Phrim | May 7, 2021 |
A fun read, well executed. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
Miles is now "auditor", a sort of imperial super agent, and comes to Komarr to look into a space mirror accident/sabotage. ( )
  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
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Bujold, Lois McMasterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gambino, FredCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruddell, GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary 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. (chapter 21)
Aim high. You may still miss the target but at least you won't shoot your foot off.
Her late husband had called her Kat. A pet name. A little name. As if he hadn't time to pronounce the whole thing, or wish to be bothered...But Ekaterin was light on the teeth and the tip of the tongue, yet elegant and dignified and entirely worth an extra second of, of anyone's time. (chapter 12)
Tien's antilegacy clouded the glimmerings of the new future she ached to claim for herself. She imagined a bird, released from ten years in a cage, told she could fly free - as soon as these lead weights were attached to her feet.
This bird's going to get there if she has to walk every step. (chapter 13)
(Miles, encouraging Nikki to return to school)
"It's not as daunting the second time. I wished later I could have started with the second time. But the only way to get to the second time is to do the first time. Seems paradoxical, that the fastest way to get to easy is through the hard. In this case, I can't spare you an ImpSec agent to check out your school for antimutant activity." (chapter 16)
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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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