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Miles had hoped to give "hands-on op games" a rest once and for all, but when the Emperor urgently calls on him to resolve a "legal entanglement" in Quaddiespace, diplomacy alone might prove inadequate. (Quaddies, you'll remember, are the no-legged, four-armed free-fallers introduced in Falling Free.) Our newly minted Imperial Auditor almost immediately forgets all about "Baby's First Cell Division" (after the assignment comes in, Ekaterin quickly observes "You know, you keep claiming your job is boring, Miles, but your eyes have gone all bright"), but even Miles feels the heat after his diplomatic attempts devolve into a series of flattering assassination attempts.
Vorkosigan (and family now!) is as winning as ever, with Bujold offering up her usual fun mix of space-opera action and droll social commentary in a character-centered plot. And here's a bonus for Milesophiles and Vorkosiga novices alike: a book-by-book timeline detailing what trouble Miles got into and when. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
When fate and ImpSec intervene to send them off to resolve difficulties in Quaddie Space. Old friends appear surprisingly, and the puzzle is complex.Published 11 months ago by Robert T. Boyter
If you aren't already a fan of Miles Vorkosigan, please, please, do yourself a favor and start earlier in the series. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Byrle Arnold
I have been reading this "series" for years. Ms. Bujold writes in great depth on multiple complex levels - politics, leadership, relationships, diplomacy, and of course... Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by Amazon Customer
I've read most of the series, and despite disagreeing with some of Ms. Bujold's political and social views I find her books universally compelling and entertaining. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by Jon L. Jacobi
A friend of mine has been recommending this series to me for several years now, but recommended starting with one of the other books, which my library didn't have. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004 by S. Petty
Love A Civil Campaign & the book right after it, Diplomatic Immunity? Through the magic of out-of-order authorship, we can now go back and enjoy the period *between* those two... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by tahl2
In *Diplomatic Immunity*, Lois McMaster Bujold returns us to Graf Station, scene of her early non-Vorkosigan novel, *Falling Free*. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by jimnypivo
While I love Miles books, this one had a bonehead error: Miles is looking for someone who can produce synthetic blood. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by Deirdre Saoirse Moen
Let me begin by saying I am (& remain) a huge Miles fan. I have enjoyed (& occasionally re-read) every one of the previous books. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2003