The Vorkosigan Saga is a series of science fiction novels and short stories set in a common fictional universe by American author Lois McMaster Bujold. Works in the series have received numerous awards and nominations, including five Hugo award wins including one for Best Series. The point of view characters include women Cordelia in Shards of Honor and Barrayar ; Ekaterin in Komarr , A Civil Campaign , and The Flowers of Vashnoi , a gay man Ethan of Athos , a pair of brothers, one of whom is physically handicapped and the other a clone Miles and Mark Vorkosigan , and their cousin Ivan Vorpatril , together with some minor characters e. The various forms of society and government Bujold presents often reflect contemporary politics.
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It also let him know that it was very much in love with Miles; unfortunately for it, Miles did not return the affection due to his solely heterosexual preferences. They were ostensibly at Jackson's Whole to buy weapons, but the actual purpose of the mission was to smuggle House Bharaputra 's top geneticist, Dr. Upon their arrival and making of purchases, Miles and Bel received an invitation to a party given by Baron Fell.
There they met the Baron himself, who was startlingly interested in life extension techniques and wanted to know if Admiral Naismith's Betan rejuvenation treatments were real. Miles allowed him to believe they were. Afterwards, Nicol paid Miles and Bel a visit; she wished to pay them to smuggle her out of Jacksonian space before her contract became even more unfavorable than it already was. Miles agreed, but when he tried to purchase this monster, Baron Ryoval stepped into the conversation and set undesirable terms of purchase - namely, Miles would have to provide tissue samples from himself, Bel, and Nicol for the Baron's collection.
Rather than allow his and Bel's and Nicol's clone siblings to become slaves for Ryoval's bordellos, Miles decided to sneak into Ryoval's complex to perform the task in secret. He purchased a schematic of the complex, determined that he'd be able to sneak in through the ducts, and led a group of Dendarii onto the site. However, while he was in a duct, his companions were arrested and thrown out of the building. He decided to at least find out where the monster was located before returning to his group to plan an alternate attack.
The attempt went badly; he was captured and thrown into the sub-basement with the aforementioned monster, who was called "Nine". Miles was shocked to find that the creature was female, and that, despite her fearsome appearance, she was an intelligent and emotionally vulnerable young woman. She challenged him to prove that he believed she was human - by making love to her. Miles got to indulge his weakness for tall strong women He offered her a new life with the Dendarii, and a name: Taura.
Miles found several aspects of that Deal unacceptable and the exchange turned into a minor battle with Ryoval's security. Despite her lack of combat training, Taura demonstrated spectacular raw ability and contributed mightily to her own rescue.
Nicol, who was to be part of the Deal, also contributed to the battle. They escaped and were pursued, but managed to reach the Ariel and depart the Jackson system. Miles created confusion and avoided pursuit by telling different lies and a couple of vital truths to Ryoval and his rival half-brother, weapons dealer Baron Fell.
Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Vorkosigan Saga. Contents [ show ]. What did Bel, straight and healthy and of normal height, if unusual genital arrangements, find so attractive in a little half-crippled part-time crazy man? Wish to be great! That at least you have a fighting chance for. Great at whatever you are. A great trooper, a great sergeant. A great quartermaster, for God's sake, if that's what comes with ease.
A great musician like Nicol—only think how horrible if she were wasting her talents trying to be merely normal. Categories :. Cancel Save. Cordelia's Honor. Shards of Honor Barrayar. Young Miles. Miles, Mystery and Mayhem. Cetaganda Ethan of Athos " Labyrinth ". Miles Errant. Miles in Love. Miles, Mutants and Microbes.
It also let him know that it was very much in love with Miles; unfortunately for it, Miles did not return the affection due to his solely heterosexual preferences. They were ostensibly at Jackson's Whole to buy weapons, but the actual purpose of the mission was to smuggle House Bharaputra 's top geneticist, Dr. Upon their arrival and making of purchases, Miles and Bel received an invitation to a party given by Baron Fell. There they met the Baron himself, who was startlingly interested in life extension techniques and wanted to know if Admiral Naismith's Betan rejuvenation treatments were real. Miles allowed him to believe they were.
Labyrinth (Vorkosigan Saga)
List of works by Lois McMaster Bujold
This is the complete list of works by American science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold. This company is no longer in business. Most titles produced by Blackstone Audio are also available for download on Audible. The World of the Five Gods was once informally titled "the Chalion series"  , but none of the stories after The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls were actually set in Chalion, so the name was abandoned as the series grew. The Sharing Knife is a single fantasy novel published in four volumes:. All of these titles are also available from Audible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.