Year of publication: 2016
Sequence of author: Vorkosigan saga(№1)
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Lois McMaster Bujold
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Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen Lois McMaster Bujold Chapter One It was a good day on the military transfer station orbiting the planet Sergyar. The Vicereine was coming home. As he entered the station’s Command-and-Control room, Admiral Jole’s eye swept the main tactics display, humming and colorful above its holo-table. The map of his territory—albeit presently set to the distorted scale of human interests within Sergyar’s system, and not the astrographic reality, which would leave everything invisible and put humans firmly in their place as a faint smear on the surface of a speck. A G-star burning tame and pleasant at this distance; its necklace of half-a-dozen planets and their circling moons; the colony world itself turning below the station. Of more critical strategic interest, the four wormhole jump points that were its gateways to the greater galactic nexus, and their attendant military and civilian stations—two highly active with a stream of...