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Miles grows up.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Memory (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures) (Mass Market Paperback)
by Don Lowry.
Bujold has done it again! This series of books about the Vorkosigans keeps getting better and better . How this latest addition to the ongoing saga would strike someone who has not read its predecessors is hard to say. (Start with Shards of Honor, if possible.) But for those who have read at least most of them, this has to be one of the three or four best of the bunch. It does not have as much action as many of the others, but makes up for that lack in plot, and especially in characterization. This is not just space opera. This book is "literature!" (And I liked it anyway!) Halfway through this book, her central character, Lieutenant Miles Vorkosigan of Barrayaran Imperial Security, alias Admiral Miles Naismith of the Dendarii Mercenaries, ceases to be an adolescent out on a lark, and becomes a responsible citizen of the Empire. And yet his story remains highly entertaining to follow. Bujold showed from the start an ability to create characters of unusual depth and reality, and yet she has greatly outdone herself here. If you have read all of the prequels, by all means, do not fail to read this book. If you have not read the prequels, what are you waiting for? SF doesn't get any better than this.