Adventures of Miles Vorkosigan nr. 15: Cryoburn (Bujold, Lois McMaster)

Miles Vorkosigan is back! Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove-he's been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp-an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future-attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles to check it out. On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of generation past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to re-write her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning Don't mess with the secretary. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping-something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn't due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle-of trouble!

Udgivet af Baen 

Lois McMaster Bujold
Amerikansk forfatterinde som begyndte at skrive i 1985. Hendes største og mest prisbelønnede værk er bøgerne om Miles Vorkosigan, som hun stadig skriver. Kronologisk starter den med "Falling Free" fra 1988 som vandt det års Nebula pris, men den foregår 200 år før Miles bliver født. "Shards of Honor" og Hugo vinderen "Barryar" handler om Miles's forældre. Miles selv dukker op første gang I "The Warriors Apprentice". Den efterfølgende bog "The Vor Game" vandt en Hugo pris. Hun har også prøvet at skrive fantasy, se f.eks "The Curse of Chalion" og fortsættelserne "Paladin of Souls" og "The Hallowed Hunt".

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