Memory

Overview

A new edition of Book 11 in Lois McMaster Bujold's multiple New York Times best-selling space opera series, The Vokosigan Saga, winner of five Hugo awards.

Forced to abandon his undercover role as leader of the Dendarii Mercenaries, Miles Vorkosigan persuades Emperor Gregor to appoint him Imperial Auditor so he can penetrate Barrayar’s intelligence and security operations, AKA ImpSec.

Simon Illyan, head of ImpSec and Miles’ former boss, is ...

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Overview

A new edition of Book 11 in Lois McMaster Bujold's multiple New York Times best-selling space opera series, The Vokosigan Saga, winner of five Hugo awards.

Forced to abandon his undercover role as leader of the Dendarii Mercenaries, Miles Vorkosigan persuades Emperor Gregor to appoint him Imperial Auditor so he can penetrate Barrayar’s intelligence and security operations, AKA ImpSec.

Simon Illyan, head of ImpSec and Miles’ former boss, is failing physically and mentally—which poses a threat to the Barrayaran Empire itself—and Miles sets out to find out who or what hidden force is behind Illyan’s rapid decline.

A Hugo and Nebula Award finalist.

About Lois Bujold's Memory:
"Memory . . . is a tale of growth and change . . . with a startling change in Miles' circumstances. As ever with Bujold, Memory is a delight." —Faren Miller, Locus

About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
“Fans have been clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel . . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot.”—Publishers Weekly on Cryoburn

“Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development … [E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.

“One of sf’s outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.”—Booklist

“. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus

About Vorkosigan Series entry Captain Vorpatril's Alliance:
“. . .this may be one of the most anticipated and long-awaited entries to Bujold’s acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years fans have clamored for Ivan Vorpatril’s story, and at last Bujold delivers something that will both thrill the devoted audience and entrance new readers. . .Longtime readers will love seeing a new side of Ivan as well as hearing his views on many of the series characters. New readers can enjoy Ivan’s story on its own. . . Essential for all SF collections and a must-read for Bujold and Vorkosigan fans.”—Booklist

About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity:
“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 sitting.”—Publishers Weekly


The Vorkosigan Series in Chronological Order
Falling Free
Shards of Honor
Barrayar
The Warrior's Apprentice
The Vor Game
Cetaganda
Ethan of Athos
Borders of Infinity
Brothers in Arms
Mirror Dance
Memory
Komarr
A Civil Campaign
Diplomatic Immunity
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
CryoBurn

Omnibus Editions
MILES, MYSTERY & MAYHEM
contains Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos

YOUNG MILES
contains The Warrior's Apprentice + stories

CORDELIA’S HONOR
contains Shards of Honor, Barayarr

MILES, MUTANTS & MICROBES
contains Falling Free, Diplomatic Immunity

MILES IN LOVE
contains Komarr, A Civil Campaign

MILES ERRANT
contains Brothers in Arms, Mirror Dance

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Miles Vorkosigan, secret agent extraordinaire and hero of six previous Bujold novels, has made a serious error. Not entirely recovered from the near-fatal injuries sustained in Mirror Dance (1994), he has a seizure while in combat, nearly wrecking the mission. Worse yet, fearing that he will be removed from active duty, he has falsified his report to Simon Illyan, the chief of Barrayaran Imperial Security. Illyan, who has perfect memory due to a computer implant, catches Miles in a lie and so must dismiss him from the Service. Devastated, Miles contemplates suicide. His career as a secret agent has propped up a damaged psyche; can he now live on his own? The Vorkosigan series started out as fairly lightweight space opera, but Bujold has matured as a writer over the years, and in such novels as Barrayar (1991) and Mirror Dance has both moved away from straight action and shown increasing skill as a delineator of character. Now, both Miles's strengths and his weaknesses come into play as he must struggle first with his own failure and then with a mystery that may have a potentially devastating effect on Barrayar itself. Not long after dismissing Miles, Illyan, who holds the safety of the Empire in his hands, begins to forget things and make serious mistakes himselfand only Miles, now a civilian with a serious medical disability hanging over his own head, has the knowledge needed to deal with impending disaster. Three novels in this series, including Mirror Dance, have won a Hugo for Best Novel; expect a nomination, at least, for this compelling new one. Major ad/promo; author tour. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476736730
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Series: Vorkosigan Saga , #11
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,197,543
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A science fiction legend, Lois McMaster Bujold has won six Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Her Miles Vorkosigan saga is a hugely popular science fiction mainstay with multiple New York Times bestsellers including previous entries, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Cryoburn and Diplomatic Immunity. The mother of two, Ms. Bujold lives in Minneapolis.

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