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Book Note: Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity

I read this book about 7-Feb-2002. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2002. This note was last modified Friday, 02-May-2014 23:47:04 PDT.

This is book 11 of the "Miles Vorkosigan" series.

This note does not contain major spoilers for the book.


I've got uncorrected page proofs. Release date is supposed to be May 2002.

That cover. I have no idea what that cover is supposed to illustrate. The color green is associated with the quaddie uniforms, and the book describes their security guards as wearing vambraces on arms and legs—but those obiously aren't quaddies.

I'll limit these notes to non-spoilers, since it's not even out yet.

I'm really enjoying Lois's ongoing work with Miles and the other characters. This book gets back to somewhat higher stakes and more "action" than A Civil Campaign had, which may make some people happy (I didn't mind; it fit the story). And there's a description of a Quaddie zero-gee ballet performance that brought tears to my eyes.

The title doesn't seem to me to be decently justified by anything in the book, though.

To summarize ruthlessly, this is another fine book, and you should read it as soon as you can.

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