Cryoburn [With CDROM]

Cryoburn [With CDROM] Cover

Cryoburn [With CDROM]

By Lois McMaster Bujold

Baen Books, Hardcover, 9781439133941, 345pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2010

"New York Times" Best-Selling Author.
The Long-Awaited New Installment in the Popular and Award-Winning Vorkosigan Series. Starring the Explosively Charismatic Miles Vorkosigan.
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
Fresh, intriguing, and, as always with Lois McMaster Bujold, superb. Robert Jordan
It is such a delight to read something by such a good writer, who now seems to be writing at the height of her powers. . . . I really have seldom enjoyed a book so much . . . I couldn t turn the pages fast enough. Diana Wynne Jones
Living breathing characters who inhabit unusual yet believable worlds. Jean Auel
Bujold successfully mixes quirky humor with just enough action, a dab of feminist social commentary and her usual superb character development . . . enormously satisfying. "Publishers Weekly"
One of sf's outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series. "Booklist"
Excellently done . . . Bujold has always excelled at creating forceful characters and she does it here again. "Denver"" Post"
. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . . "Locus.

About the Author
Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy and has wonfive Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards, including a Nebula Award for "Falling Free," included in "Miles, Mutants and Microbes." She immediately attracted attention with her first novel, "Shards of Honor," which began her popular Vorkosigan series, and quickly followed it up with "The Warrior s Apprentice," which introduced young Miles Vorkosigan, one of the most popular characters ever in science fiction. Her two recent fantasy series for Harper-Collins have been top sellers, from which "Paladin of Souls"took home her latest Hugo Award. The mother of two, Ms. Bujold lives in Minneapolis, MN."