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After the audacious prison camp escapade described in Borders of Infinity, Miles is on the run from the Cetagandans, who aren't about to take that kind of thing lying down. The worst of it is, Miles and his friends are starting to see double, and it takes a while to find out who is responsible. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
The Reader's Chair furthers its excellent and comprehensive coverage of Hugo Award-winning Bujold's signature series with this latest installment in the operatic Miles Vorkosigan adventure saga. With the short story "The Borders of Infinity" as a point of departure, Barrayaran lord Miles, his alter ego Admiral Naismith, and his army of Dendarii mercenaries arrive on Earth for much needed repairs following an intrepid covert rescue of an entire Cetagandan POW camp. While on Earth, Miles is confronted with some of the most intriguing and complex plot and psychological developments involving a clone of himself, assassination attempts, and the outing of Miles's dual identities. Stalwart regulars Elli Quinn and Ivan Vorpatril are back for another hitch in addition to some fascinating new characters. Veteran readers Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan once again narrate, with Hanson seamlessly combining the demanding expository chores with his deft and considerable vocal range with multiple characters. The story is blissfully unbroken by introductory comments, chapter breaks, or cassette beginning/ending notations. Brothers in Arms, while not best suited as a standalone, will be enjoyed independent of the series structure, but with the entire Vorkosigan constellation increasingly taking full audio shape, it would be a shame for standard sf collections not to have the entire canon available. Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX
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A great book by Bujold. If you liked the previous ones, this one is the way to go. It is the Miles' first encounter with his clone brother Mark, a charachter that will grow in... Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by LastManStanding
For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. It's an excellent segment of the Vorkosigan saga and introduces Mark. Read morePublished on June 23 2003 by illiandantic
I would not recommend anyone reading this as their first book in the Vorkosigan series. Instead, start with Shards of Honor (availible in the double novel Cordelia's Honor) *OR*... Read morePublished on April 9 2003
A must own for Vorkosigan fans, and a good introduction for those new to the series. One of the best Miles adventures to date. Go and buy--you won't regret it. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2002
I guess we all know by now that Lois McMaster Bujold cannot pretend to become the new Asimov or Silverberg. Read morePublished on May 28 2001 by Daniel S.
I am another person who normally doesn't write reviews, but I also have to disagree with the negative review citing "paper-thin characters" below. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2000
This is part of a continuing series in the life of Miles Vorkosigan. If you are first starting to read this series, this is not the book to start with, as it assumes you know who... Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2000
Had this one (and all the other Bujold novels) recommended to me, and I'm sorry to say that it's pretty much conditioned me never to read another Bujold. Read morePublished on Dec 15 1999