Miles, Mutants and Microbes (Vorkosigan Saga)

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1. Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most popular writers in science fiction and the Vorkosigan saga is one of the best-selling space opera series of all time.

2. Her books for Baen total nearly one and a half million books in print.

3. Four of her novels have made the New York Times extended best seller ...

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Overview

1. Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most popular writers in science fiction and the Vorkosigan saga is one of the best-selling space opera series of all time.

2. Her books for Baen total nearly one and a half million books in print.

3. Four of her novels have made the New York Times extended best seller list.

4. She has won six Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. Only Robert A. Heinlein has won as many Hugo Awards for Best Novel.

5. Features a new introduction by Bujold.

6. Advertising in Locus

7. Four-color flyer for the Vorkosigan series featuring new covers

8. Contains teaser for The Vorkosigan Companion

Two complete novels and a short novel in one large volume:

Falling Free—The Nebula Award-winning novel. Leo Graf was just your typical efficient engineer: mind your own business and do the job. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat, where children had been bio-engineered to have four arms (and no legs) to function in zero gravity. Now that they’re no longer needed, a heartless mega corporation is getting rid of them before they eat into the profit margin. Leo Graf adopted 1000 quaddies—now he had to teach them to be free.

“Labyrinth”—When Miles Vorkosigan is captured while on a secret mission to a lawless world, his only hope of escape is an unlikely pair of allies: a quaddie and a teenage werewolf.

Diplomatic Immunity— Miles Vorkosigan and his wife were heading home for the births of their first children, but a major diplomatic disaster is looming at Graf Station, colonized by the descendants of the original quaddies, and duty calls. Unfortunately, diplomatic immunity doesn’t carry over to immunity from a very nasty biological weapon. The downside of being a troubleshooter comes when trouble starts shooting back. . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416521419
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 8/7/2007
  • Series: Vorkosigan Saga
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 899,935
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy and has won six Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards, including a Nebula Award for Falling Free, included in Miles and Metallurgy. She immediately attracted attention with her first novel, Shards of Honor, which began her popular Vorkosigan series, and quickly followed it up with The Warrior’s Apprentice, which introduced young Miles Vorkosigan, one of the most popular characters ever in science fiction. Her recent fantasy series for Harper-Collins has been a top seller, and its second entry, Paladin of Souls, took home her latest Hugo Award. The mother of two, Ms. Bujold lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    ¿Falling Free¿. Engineer Leo Graf is sent to Cay Habitat, where bio-engineering led to ¿Quaddie¿ children having four arms and no legs to perform in a zero gravity environment. His job is to train these Quaddies in welding in space. However, new technology and a bottom line mentality leave the Quaddies expendable unless Leo intervenes.--------------- 'Labyrinth'. Over two centuries after Leo¿s mission, Miles Vorkosigan goes undercover as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith to escort a genetic research scientist defecting from his current employer on the lawless planet Jackson's Whole. However, instead of completing his secret mission successfully, his pick up refuses to leave without taking his experimental samples with him. However, to obtain them Miles must kill an eight-foot tall bio-engineered killing machine that has the other ¿species¿ buried inside his calf. The new corporate owner of the giant learns of Miles¿ quest leaving the outsider needing help that he receives from enigmatic Bel Thorne and Quaddie musician Nicol.------------ ¿Diplomatic Immunity¿. Imperial auditor Miles Vorkosigan and his wife Ekaterin enjoy their belated intergalactic honeymoon until the ship¿s Tau Cetan captain informs them that a Barrayaran Imperial Courier has an official sealed data disc for him. Emperor Gregor Vorbarra wants Miles to investigate a murder involving an impoundment of a Komarran trader ship on Graf Station in remote ¿Quaddiespace¿.-------------- These well written reprints of three Quaddie tales provide readers with exciting cautionary science fiction thrillers in which Lois McMaster Bujold warns her audience to insure sconce does not cross an ethical line with bioengineering throwaway people. Exciting especially the Miles¿ saga, Quaddie fans will enjoy this omnibus edition.---------- Harriet Klausner

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