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Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga)
     

Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga)

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by Lois McMaster Bujold
 

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Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent on a diplomatic mission to the court of the Cetagandan Empire, Barrayar's former enemy. This sophisticated, genetically advanced but in many ways alien society both fascinates and repels, and when the Cetagandan Empress and her attendant die suddenly, Miles and Ivan find themselves embroiled in intrigues. Ivan's romances

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Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent on a diplomatic mission to the court of the Cetagandan Empire, Barrayar's former enemy. This sophisticated, genetically advanced but in many ways alien society both fascinates and repels, and when the Cetagandan Empress and her attendant die suddenly, Miles and Ivan find themselves embroiled in intrigues. Ivan's romances and Miles' infatuation with a noble Cetagandan lady further complicate matters in this novel by four-time Hugo Award winner for best novel Lois McMaster Bujold. Publishers Weekly wrote of CETAGANDA: "Set in a vividly realized world where Machiavellian intrigues are played out behind a facade of aristocratic discretion, this novel ... blends high adventure with wry commentary on the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between human ideals and political realities.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Swashbuckling adventure laced with wry humor acts as a camouflage for the author's incisive and gentle irony in the latest addition to the popular "Vorkosigan" series."
Locus Magazine
"It's obvious by now that the wit, charm and headlong, impetuous genius of Miles Naismith Vorkosigan ... have transformed the stuff of standard military space opera into something far more delicious -- and addictive."
SF Site
"Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion."
The Chicago Sun Times
"Bujold has a gift, nearly unique in science fiction, for the comedy of manners."
Publishers Weekly
"Superb far-future saga."
- Publishers Weekly on the 'Vorkosigan' series

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014545907
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Series:
Vorkosigan Saga , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
58,553
File size:
936 KB

Meet 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 over twenty languages.  Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series.

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Cetaganda 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
T_Higgins More than 1 year ago
Every Vorkosigan Saga book I have read has been excellent, and this is no exception. Well drawn characters are the engines that power the plot line. There is no sense of a lull as one reads the story; the pacing is skillfully maintained. Highly recommended for readers of light sci fi and adventure tales.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Another compelling tale by Bujold proving she is far and away the best SF/F writer in the business. Witty, intelligent, realistic action, strong characters and plot. A complete book.