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Memory (Vorkosigan Saga)
     

Memory (Vorkosigan Saga)

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by Lois McMaster Bujold
 

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Thanks to his quick-thinking staff, Miles Vorkosigan's first death won't be his last. But the next one might be. When he returns to military duty, Miles realizes that his late death seems to be having a great effect on him. Unfortunately, his weakness reveals itself at the wrong time and place, and Miles must face Barrayaran security chief Simon Illyan. Now things

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Thanks to his quick-thinking staff, Miles Vorkosigan's first death won't be his last. But the next one might be. When he returns to military duty, Miles realizes that his late death seems to be having a great effect on him. Unfortunately, his weakness reveals itself at the wrong time and place, and Miles must face Barrayaran security chief Simon Illyan. Now things look bad, but Miles's worst nightmares about Simon Illyan don't compare to Illyan's worst nightmares--or are they memories?

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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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671878450
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Vorkosigan Saga
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
267,249
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

A science fiction legend, Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most highly regarded speculative fiction writers of all time. She has won three Nebula Awards and six Hugo Awards, four for Best Novel, matching Robert A. Heinlein's record. The majority of Bujold's works comprise three separate book series: the Miles Vorkosigan Saga, the Chalion Series, and the Sharing Knife Series. The mother of two, Ms. Bujold lives in Minneapolis.

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Memory 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was looking foreard to this one, but I cant read it on either my simple reader or my nook tablet. Each paragraph seems to be on a LONG single line which gets cut off at the right side of the screen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a prize winning tale in the Vorkosigan series, but this e- book cannot be read. I had to buy it from Amazon, which I dislike because of weird pagination on Kindle and battery life sucks compared to Nook Simple Touch. It is by far my favorite e-book reader. Besides, who knows long term if lighted screens with a shiny reflective glass might not be harder on the eyes compared to Nook Simple Touch. Even if you do not have a Kindle you can get the app free for your Windows PC or Android device. About the book. This one gives all kinds of character changes and developements for lead character Miles, his brother Mark, Captain Bel Thorne and his Imperial Security boss Simon Illyan. I have read and re-read this whole series and also the Curse of Chalion series which is in a somewhat heavier vein but really good also. The other Nook e- books from this author seem to be OK but they are filing under McMaster instead of Bujold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad file. Do not buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the free sample. All the chapters cannot be read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In an epic, swashbuckling series this story is a cool breeze and makes me love the characters all the more. Rereading the whole series now and couldn't wait for this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an illegal copy of this book which is being published by Baen Books. This is theft. 
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LarryTFL More than 1 year ago
The whole Vorkosigan Series is a very entertaining series which I have now read twice. Easy to read and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lois McMaster Bujold writes great books, and this is one. Miles, goes from disgrace to saving the world (again :) ), by being his usual twisty hyperactive git self. Great book
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This is a great book but you need to read the earlier books in the series to understand it. This is my favorite in the series. Even though I own the HC, I also bought it as a Nook book. I was worried about the format so I pulled it up to read in the store. The format is fine.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Though I am only fifteen years of age, I have read every Bujold book about Miles Vorkosigan (with the exception of Falling Free). Memory is a masterpiece and the best book I have ever read. While trying to discover and reclaim himself (not the space mercenary or the Vor Lord people want him to be) Miles also has to save the Barrayarian Empire ... as usual. The characterization is wonderous and the supporting cast provide the perfect backdrop. A triumph.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite vorkosigan book.