Cryoburn

Cryoburn

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by Lois McMaster Bujold
     
 

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Miles Vorkosigan is back!


Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove—he’s been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp—an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal

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Miles Vorkosigan is back!


Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove—he’s been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But 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 to check it out.

On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of generation past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to re-write her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning Don’t mess with the secretary. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping—something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn’t due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle—of trouble!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148789147
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
The Vorkosigan Saga , #13
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
40,861
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold burst upon the science fiction world in 1986 with the first of the Vorkosigan Saga novels, Shards of Honor, closely followed by The Warrior's Apprentice, which introduced Miles Vorkosigan, the hyperkinetic military genius with bones of glass. She has won an unprecedented four Hugo Awards for works in the Vorkosigan Saga. Bujold has published sixteen novels to date, all but one with Baen Books. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Cryoburn 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those of who have been fans of Miles from the begining, this book lives up to and surpasses expectations. For those new to this universe, dive in and enjoy. For everyone, read this book! VerityJDL
Midwesterner More than 1 year ago
Plot twists, humor, believable characters you can (and do) care about. This page-turner of a book provided enormous entertainment and could be satisfying as just a surface quick-read. And on a deeper level it also has innovative concepts on healthcare, aging and societal impacts that are food for thought. Science fiction readers, especially those who've read the other books in the series, are in for a treat. It's like meeting up with a good friend after a time apart, picking up just where you left off. And realizing that they're still amazing and have become even more interesting in new ways since you last talked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story by bujold in the Vorkosigan universe
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CWick1021 More than 1 year ago
I have missed Miles so much. Within 3 or 4 pages I had fallen back in to Mile's world. Funny, witty with laugh out loud moments this book is one of my favorite books. Bravo Ms. Bujold for writing a knock it out of the park story again. Please don't make us wait so long for the next Miles book. Please
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Residents of the planet Kibou-daini believe strongly in putting off death preferably forever. At the direction of Barrayaran Emperor Gregor to investigate the planet's cryo-corporations, Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan arrives on the planet to attend a cryonics conference. However, he is a few days on the orb when someone drugs the interplanetary diplomat. Miles escapes from his wannabe kidnappers, but his mind is hazy from whatever was given to him. Jin Sato rescues a dazed Miles. Jin's mother led a cryo reform movement until she was declared incompetent and frozen. Living amidst the impoverish masses, Jin runs a cline for the poor. As Miles learns about the cryo war over heirs and inheritance, he begins to meet the natives inside and outside of frozen coffins. This is a great addition to the Vorkosigan diplomatic science fiction thrillers. Following regal orders, the hero investigates a convoluted series of events that appear only loosely tied by a cryo theme. Vorkosigan finally connects the dots only leading to greater peril; by those who do not want to come in from the cold. Simply put, Cryoburn is a timely super entry as the Imperial Auditor uncovers the stunning truth and he also learns Diplomatic Immunity will not keep him alive. Harriet Klausner
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