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Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Immunity


Lois McMaster Bujold

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CHAPTER ONE In the image above the vid plate, the sperm writhed in elegant, sinuous curves. Its wriggling grew more energetic as the invisible grip of the medical micro-tractor grasped it and guided it to its target, the pearl-like egg: round, lustrous, rich with promise. Once more, dear boy, into the breachfor England, Harry, and Saint George Miles murmured encouragingly. Or at least, for Barrayar, me, and maybe Grandfather Piotr. Ha With a last twitch, the sperm vanished within its destined ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
A Civil Campaign

A Civil Campaign


Lois McMaster Bujold

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CHAPTER ONE The big groundcar jerked to a stop centimeters fromthe vehicle ahead of it, and Armsman Pym, driving, swore under his breath. Miles settled back again in his seat beside him, wincing at a vision of the acrimonious street scene from which Pyms reflexes had delivered them. Miles wondered if he could have persuaded the feckless prole in front of them that being rear-ended by an Imperial Auditor was a privilege to be treasured. Likely not. The Vorbarr Sultana University student darting ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
Memory

Memory


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold MEMORY CHAPTER ONE Miles returned to consciousness with his eyes still closed. His brain seemed to smolder with the confused embers of some fiery dream, formless and fading. He was shaken by a fearful conviction that he had been killed again, till memory and reason began to place this shredded experience. His other senses tried to take inventory. He was in null-gee, his short body stretched out flat, strapped to a surface and swathed in what felt like a thin foil med wrap, ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold BROTHERS IN ARMS Chapter One His combat drop shuttle crouched still and silent in the repairs docking baymalevolent, to Miless jaundiced eye. Its metal and fibreplas surface was scarred, pitted and burned. It had seemed such a proud, gleaming, efficient vessel when it was new. Perhaps it had undergone psychotic personality change from its traumas. It had been new such a short few months ago. . . . Miles rubbed his face wearily, and blew out his breath. If there was any ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
Borders of Infinity

Borders of Infinity


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold BORDERS OF INFINITY 1 You have a visitor, Lieutenant Vorkosigan. A little glassy panic twitched in the normally matter-of-fact corpsmans face. He stepped aside to let the man he escorted enter Miless hospital room. Miles caught a glimpse of the corpsman retreating hastily even before the door hissed shut behind the visitor. Snub nose, bright eyes, and an open, mild expression gave the man a false air of youth, though his brown hair was greying at the temples. He was slight ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
Ethan of Athos

Ethan of Athos


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold ETHAN OF ATHOS For those who listened in the beginning: Dee, Dave, Laurie, Barbara, R. J., Wes, and the patient ladies of the MAWA. CHAPTER ONE The birth was progressing normally. Ethans long fingers carefully teased the tiny cannula from its clamp. Give me hormone solution C now, he ordered the medtech hovering beside him. Here, Dr. Urquhart. Ethan pressed the hypospray against the circular end-membrane of the cannula, administering the measured dose. He checked his ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
Cetaganda

Cetaganda


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold CETAGANDA CHAPTER ONE Now is it, Diplomacy is the art of war pursued by other men, asked Ivan, or was it the other way around War is diplo All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means, Miles intoned. Chou En Lai, twentieth century, Earth. What are you, a walking reference library No, but Commodore Tung is. He collects Wise Old Chinese Sayings, and makes me memorize em. So was old Chou a diplomat, or a warrior Lieutenant Miles Vorkosigan thought it over. I think he ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
The Vor Game

The Vor Game


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold THE VOR GAME 1 Ship duty chortled the ensign four ahead of Miles in line. Glee lit his face as his eyes sped down his orders, the plastic flimsy rattling slightly in his hands. Im to be junior weaponry officer on the Imperial Cruiser Commodore Vorhalas. Reporting at once to Tanery Base Shuttleport for orbital transfer. At a pointed prod he removed himself with an unmilitary skip from the way of the next man in line, still hissing delight under his breath. Ensign Plause. The ...

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The Warrior's Apprentice

The Warrior's Apprentice


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold THE WARRIORS APPRENTICE CHAPTER ONE The tall and dour non-com wore Imperial dress greens and carried his communications panel like a field marshals baton. He slapped it absently against his thigh and raked the group of young men before him with a gaze of dry contempt. Challenging. All part of the game, Miles told himself. He stood in the crisp autumn breeze and tried not to shiver in his shorts and running shoes. Nothing to put you off balance like being nearly naked when ...

Keywords: Barrayar Vorkosigan
Shards of Honour

Shards of Honour


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Lois McMaster Bujold SHARDS OF HONOUR To Pat Wrede, for being a voice in the wilderness CHAPTER ONE A sea of mist drifted through the cloud forest: soft, grey, luminescent. On the high ridges the fog showed brighter as the morning sun began to warm and lift the moisture, although in the ravine a cool, soundless dimness still counterfeited a pre-dawn twilight. Commander Cordelia Naismith glanced at her team botanist and adjusted the straps of her biological collecting equipment a bit more ...

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Falling Free

Falling Free


Lois McMaster Bujold

ISBN: 067157812
Year of publication: 1999

Lois McMaster Bujold Falling Free Chapter 1 The shining rim of the planet Rodeo wheeled dizzily past the observation port of the orbital transfer station. A woman whom Leo Graf recognized as one of his fellow disembarking passengers from the Jump ship stared eagerly out for a few minutes, then turned away, blinking and swallowing, to sit rather abruptly on one of the bright cushioned lounge chairs. Her eyes closed, opened, caught Leos she shrugged in embarrassment. Leo smiled sympathetically. ...

Keywords: Barrayar