Diplomatic Immunity (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures) Audio CD – Audiobook, 31 Jul 2012
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"As usual, Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes . . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single setting."
"The latest in Bujold's popular 'Vorkosigan Saga' continues the adventures of one of the genre's most enterprising and engaging heroes. Recommended. . . ."
." . . an impounded trade fleet and a missing officer . . . the specter of interstellar war. . . . In short--a typical day for Miles Vorkosigan. [Bujold] draws the reader in with engaging characters involved in readable plots."
"As usual, when Miles get involved nothing is as simple as it appears. . . . Despite all the military fireworks . . . this has more the air of a Thin Man movie . . . a lot of fun."
"Each addition to the Vorkosigan mystique solidifies Ms. Bujold's niche in SF." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Lois McMaster Bujold burst onto the SF scene in 1986 with SHARDS OF HONOUR, closely followed by BARRAYAR, and THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE, which introduced the physically handicapped military genius, Miles Vorkosigan. Since then she has won four Hugo Awards and two Nebulas. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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As usual the title is a clever play on the plot and develops throughout the story, Miles and his lovely new wife, Ekaterin are charming and funny together and we get to meet a few old friends as well as make new ones.
Bujold also develops plot lines that were laid down many years ago (Falling Free)so we can finally see Quaddie Space and her description of a night at the free-fall ballet was excellent.
After reading the latest from Bujold I have immediately picked up one of her older ones (Memory, in fact)and will reread it before going back to reread Diplomatic Immunity.
Thank you Ms Bujold for writing about someone who has become like a personal friend after all these years, I look forward to your future writing with eagerness and interest.
This is the latest in her long line of books about Miles Vorkosigan, nimble of mind, short of stature, often subject to seemingly irrational urges towards rash actions. For this book, he is somewhat toned down, perhaps a little more mature, being now a happily married man, as well as having been promoted to be Imperial Auditor. When his honeymoon is interrupted by a request to go straighten out a diplomatic mess in Quaddie space, about three pages into the book, you just know you’re in for another wild ride through Miles’ version of how to solve a problem, which is never by just diplomatic means. The ‘problem’ in this case quickly turns into something of a murder mystery (sans body), and Miles must deal with how to gather pertinent information amongst a group of people who are not only antagonistic, but feel that anyone with two arms and two legs (as opposed to four arms) is sub-human and has criminal tendencies.
Bujold, as usual, keeps many threads spinning in this adventure tale, from Miles’ relationship with a hermaphroditic old friend to a possible all-out war hanging on the resolution of this problem.Read more ›
A whole fleet of Komarran vessels has been impounded at Graff Station in Quaddie Space for, well, hmm, gross interferance with the local legal system or a bunch of genetically engineered freaks depending on whether you want to believe Imperial Security's Local Observer or the Fleet's military commander. When IS's Observer turns out to be a former employee (and almost-lover), things become even more uncertain.
This is not one of the classic Miles books, but there is a sense of closure of a sort as Miles looks towards fatherhood and has to reconcile his new responsibilities with the dangers of his job. It is still an excellent read, though, containing all the action and deductive skills that one has come to expect from the series.
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.Read more ›
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Miles Vorkosigan is enjoying his honeymoon...right up to the point that he is diverted to Graf Station in Quaddiespace to sort out a diplomatic mess involving Barrayaran warships,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by A. Whitehead
Love love love this series. Miles is an amazing character. It's the strangest mix of Sci Fi, adventure, mystery, humour, all the genres really. Everyone should read it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Suze
Brilliant. I've never been disappointed by Bujold's output. I'm slowly working my way through the Vorkosigan Saga, reading a book every few weeks to savour the process. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Heinz Kiosk
This has all the positives one has come to expect from Lois McMaster Bujold's "Miles Vorkosigan" stories. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Peter2
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. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2013 by Niolc Tiddler
Not sure about this one - will need to read it again I think before I make up my mind. On face of it does not seem to flow so well as previous books in Saga & plot manipulations... Read morePublished on 19 April 2010 by Cassie
This is standard fair for the series with quite a bit of action and plot twists. Unfortunately unlike the earlier books this one has only a tiny bit of humour, to some extent the... Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2007 by plot hound