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by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Series: Vorkosigan: Publication Order (15), Vorkosigan: Chronological Order (16)

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When a Kibou-daini cryocorp--an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future--attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan to check it out.

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I just cried for about ten minutes, for the last few pages and for a bit after I finished the book, reading through tears.

The entire book focused on the themes of life and death, and the necessity of death as the affirmation of life. Lois masterfully orchestrated a very complex mystery plot in which Miles untangled the various strands with his usual forward momentum way, upsetting and dragging along everyone he encounters into his wake.

I knew what was coming; I had heard Lois say as much at a con a few years back, but I kept hoping, praying... but no.

Brilliantly done. ( )
  wisemetis | Dec 29, 2022 |
I always love listening to a story about Miles. I found the situation Miles uncovered a very interesting con. I do like seeing Miles from other people's points of view. I think I'm out of actual Miles stories. Two more to go but i don't think he's the main character. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
Bujold snýr athygli sinni að möguleikum sem opnast við það þegar persónur eru frystar og vaktar upp síðar í framtíðinni. Hver er réttur þeirra og ekki síður fyrirtækjanna sem sjá um frystinguna. Miles er sendur til að rannsaka þetta fyrirkomulag á plánetu þar sem frystifyrirtækin eru orðin æði umsvifamikil og grunur er um spillingu og valdagræðgi. Húmorísk og skemmtileg persónusköpun er sem fyrr áberandi og þessi saga auk allrar seríunnar hafa hlotið frábæra dóma og tilnefningar til fjölda verðlauna. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
I'm a bit panicked, because now I've finished the last Vorkosigan novel and I've read them all except for Falling Free, so what am I going to do now? My life seems bleak and empty. I guess now that I don't have to worry about spoilering anything for myself, I can start wasting time on the Bujold Nexus and become a super-fan.

Like in Komarr and Diplomatic Immunity, Miles has been sent to another planet as an Imperial Auditor to investigate something fishy. Part of the story was told from the POV of a semi-orphaned, animal-loving child, and I thought the child's perspective was quite realistic and poignant.

There's something that happens at the very end of the novel, something that Lois McMaster Bujold has been setting up and warning us about all through the series, but I was still shocked when it happened. You'd think it's very abrupt to have something big happen in the last pages of the book, but actually it fits in very well thematically with the Cryoburn story. ( )
  jollyavis | Dec 14, 2021 |
Cryoburn takes on a more classical sci-fi "what if" scenario--in this case, what if cryo-freezing people to be revived in a better tomorrow were not only possible, but a big business? Throw in a healthy dollop of corporate malfeasance and you have quite this dystopia. Here, Miles takes on more of a secret agent role as he investigates a cryo company that's made investments in his own territory, and winds up uncovering an industry-wide conspiracy that's killed many of the cryo-frozen. While it was a good read, this one was a bit dark for me. ( )
  Phrim | Oct 22, 2021 |
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Bujold, Lois McMasterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brambilla, FrancoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Collins, CarolAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freeman, JoyPagessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Julien, SandyTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seeley, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When a Kibou-daini cryocorp--an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future--attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan to check it out.

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