Weatherman (Vorkosigan Saga)

Weatherman (Vorkosigan Saga)

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by Lois McMaster Bujold
     
 
On Miles' first military posting, he is sent to an outpost with Arctic temperatures and a psychotic, unstable commander. When the commander orders his men to enter a facility that is leaking poisonous radiation, the men revolt, and it's up to Miles to use his wits to avoid a massacre. A story later incorporated into the Hugo Award-winning novel THE VOR GAME.

Overview

On Miles' first military posting, he is sent to an outpost with Arctic temperatures and a psychotic, unstable commander. When the commander orders his men to enter a facility that is leaking poisonous radiation, the men revolt, and it's up to Miles to use his wits to avoid a massacre. A story later incorporated into the Hugo Award-winning novel THE VOR GAME.

Written by Hugo and Nebula Award winning New York Times bestselling author Lois McMaster Bujold.

Novella chronology: "The Mountains of Mourning", "Weatherman", "Labyrinth", "The Borders of Infinity", "Winterfair Gifts"

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
“Superb far-future saga.”
- Publishers Weekly on the 'Vorkosigan' series
Library Journal
“Bujold continues to prove what marvels genius can create out of basic space operatics.”
Rave Reviews
“A superb craftsman and stylist, Ms. Bujold is well on her way to becoming one of the great voices of speculative fiction.”
Locus Magazine
“Bujold is one of the best writers of SF adventure to come along in years.”
Chicago Sun Times
“Bujold has a gift, nearly unique in science fiction, for the comedy of manners.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012396303
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Series:
Vorkosigan Saga , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
104,479
File size:
502 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 twenty-one languages. Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series.
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“Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion.” - SF Site

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Weatherman (Vorkosigan Saga) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
kpTX More than 1 year ago
I did buy this and then realized that I owned the book of short stories it was in... I was just sooo desperate for a new story in this series! so I re read Cordelia's Honor for like the 10th time and my favorites of the Miles stories. If you love this and haven't read the series You're in for a real treat..There must be a bit of Miles in all of us about something. science fiction as it has space ships, but more about people and peoples perceptions of people and it's funny, and Miles at less than 5ft proving to himself and the rest of his culture that 'size does not matter".
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Burky More than 1 year ago
First: note that this novella is also available as the first section of the excellent novel-length work, "The Vor Game." (I hope "The Vor Game" will be available for the Nook soon.) This is a good story of Miles Vorkosigan's first assignment upon graduating from the military academy. Miles is very, very bright, but his body is partially crippled from a pre-birth poison gas attack on his parents. He has to overcome his birth defects in the military and in a society that hates any mutation. Watching Miles struggle and sometimes win against the odds makes the Vorkosigan series of books fantastic. This novella will give you a good start on the series and it's great as a stand-alone story. Strongly recommended. I think this book is good for adults through early teens. I've read everything by this author over and over - she is, currently, my favorite author.