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Diplomatic Immunity (Vorkosigan Saga Book 13) [Kindle Edition]

Lois McMaster Bujold
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Returning from their honeymoon on Earth, Miles and Ekaterin stop at one of the asteroid-based habitats informally known as Quaddiespace (see FALLING FREE), where Miles is sent to defuse an incident between a Barryaran military command and the local police. Soon Miles finds himself embroiled in an even more deadly confrontation involving a Cetagandan renegade who has made his crimes appear the work of Barrayar, thus sparking an interplanetary war. Miles' life and the lives of millions in both Cetagandan and Barrayaran empires will be forfeit, unless Miles can overcome seemingly impossible odds. A Nebula Award finalist.

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“A superb craftsman and stylist, Ms. Bujold is well on her way to becoming one of the great voices of speculative fiction.”
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“Superb far-future saga.”
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Bujold's "work remains among the most enjoyable and rewarding in contemporary SF."
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about the author:
Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. She began writing with the aim of professional publication in 1982. She wrote three novels in three years; in October of 1985, all three sold to Baen Books, launching her career. Bujold went on to write many other books for Baen, mostly featuring her popular character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages. Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 813 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GLJD7E
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very nicely worked SF thriller/detective story 10 Mar. 2015
By Peter2
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This has all the positives one has come to expect from Lois McMaster Bujold's "Miles Vorkosigan" stories. The vulnerable damaged body contrasts with the piercing intelligence housed in it, that allows Miles to slowly extract critical data from superficially conflicting statements. The book describes how that same intelligence adds structure to turn the data into information, the flash of intuition that links with the information to give Miles insight into the perpetrator's motivation, and the realisation of the impending peril for Barrayar because of the perpetrator's plots. Running through the whole story is the steadily deepening relationship between Miles and his wife Ekaterin, and her development into a person who I think will be able to operate on Miles' own level.

If you're looking for wham bam action, you won't find it here, but of its type, this is as lovingly crafted a story as one could wish for. It's a slowly developing scenario in which the main plot is beautifully intricate without being overcomplicated, and there are enough subplots to broaden interest and keep the story moving. As already stated, a lovely piece of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diplomatic Immunity 29 Dec. 2012
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With the action mainly set on a space station rather than a planet (it belongs to the Quaddies, humans genetically engineered to live in free fall, shortly before artificial gravity was invented, see: "Falling Free") this is as much about Miles Vorkosigan, his wife and his armsman, adapting their thinking to that environment, as it is to Miles having to tread a very fine line whilst trying to extricate a Barrayan fleet from a diplomatic impasse, for which they are not as completely to blame as it looks. For once, this isn't something which Miles Vorkosigan gets involved in off his own bat: he's ordered to sort things out by his Emperor.

Any form of genetic abnormality is a problem for Barrayans, due to the use of nuclear weapons in an attempt to put down their revolt against Cetagandan occupation, and deliberate genetic engineering is a bigger problem still, largely because their former Cetagandan oppressors base their culture around genetic "improvement" of the human race by the ruling "Haut" Caste, and genetic manipulation of animals and plants, usually for "artistic" reasons by the Cetagandan's military "Ghem Lords".

It gradually transpires that there's more going on, and more at stake, than Miles could ever have imagined, and the increasingly impossible mess on Graf station is actually an expression of Cetagandan, rather than Barrayan or Quaddie politics. His past is coming back to haunt him: even as his children are growing in their uterine replicator and he has to scramble to prevent an imminent war that threatens to snuff out their lives before they even begin, along with all Barrayar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stonking good read 27 Aug. 2013
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While it's very much part of the series (Vorksigan/Barrayar) this is an enthralling read. Knowledge of what's gone on before is recommended to enhance your delight. Strong characters placed in dynamic and dramatic situations with depth and feeling - admission; I've got this in hard and kindle editions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Sept. 2014
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Yet another gem in the Miles saga
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5.0 out of 5 stars On with The Vor Games, With Romance! 13 Sept. 2012
By Jennifer R. M. Toplitz - Published on
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I am a Vor fan, have all of the books, mostly in hardcover, and have downloaded most on to my Kindle. Mile's search for a Lady Vorkosigan has gained a bit of momentum in the last books, he is a Vorkosigan, after all, I knew if he picked Barrayar it would be a matter only of time before a wife became a major issue. After a Love Story that begins in Murder and Mayhem, is pursued in intrigue, & events that bring social farce to a new height, we finally get to see Miles back in the thick of it with a wife that not only understands him, but who can manage to assist him in his work without the outrage and exasperation of most people who, not knowing Miles, figure he's either demented, or up to no good!(Snicker) I usually reread the series every 5 years or so, happily Ms Bujold is kind enough to keep adding to the series. Despite the physical damage Miles keeps acquiring, may he live long, Barrayar, & his fans need him to be around for as long as possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 9 Mar. 2013
By Tia Zilberstein - Published on
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Just a classic Miles story that is filled with action and suspense and very sweet as well. I really enjoyed the read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bujold and Vorkosigan 4 Mar. 2013
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I absolutely love Lois McMaster Bujold for bringing Miles Vorkosigan to the world. This is another great story about Miles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive 20 Jan. 2013
By seg - Published on
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I love the Vorkosigan stories. I have read all of them once and half of them (so far) twice. The plots are lively and inventive. Miles makes you root for him and the other characters are more than cardboard cutouts. He is every man who is not tall, dark, and handsome but has dreams of adventure and getting a beautiful girl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Vor Series by Lois McMaster Bujold 19 Jan. 2013
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I recently purchased the entire Vor Series for my Kindle. I have been reading this series since it began. Now that I have the whole series on my Kindle, I can revisit my old Vor friends. If you have read any of Lois McMaster Bujold's books, you know the quality of her work - she has not, in my opinion, ever disappointed her readers.
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