By Lillian S Carl, John Helfers
Lois McMaster Bujold’s best-selling Vorkosigan sequence is a publishing phenomenon, successful record-breaking revenues, serious compliment, 4 Hugo Awards and a Nebula award. And the millions of devotees of the sequence now have a publication that might be a goldmine of knowledge, history information, and little-known evidence in regards to the Vorkosigan saga. incorporated are an all-new interview with Bujold in addition to essays via her on crafting the Vorkosigan universe, articles at the biology, know-how and sociology of the planet Barrayar, appreciations of the person novels through specialists, maps, an entire timeline of the sequence, and extra. Readers can’t get adequate of the Vorkosigan sequence and they’ll bounce on the probability to learn this tale at the back of the tales. comprises an excerpt from the hot Miles Vorkosigan novel!
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To punish them, they were sent to go stand on the ice of a frozen lake naked until they changed their minds. One man broke, and decided to come back in. The other thirty-nine stood out on the ice, and one of the watching Roman officers was so impressed with their fortitude that he went out to join them, to make up their numbers. " The third element goes back, again, to my father. He had a moonlighting job as a television weatherman in Columbus, Ohio, when I was growing up. And he was very good at this.
I had originally tossed off the Cetagandans as mostly-offstage and rather all-purpose bad guys to stir up some plot action for my heroes. But the Barrayarans had started out as bad guys too, from a certain point of view. The closer I came to them, the more complicated their picture grew. No one is a villain in their own eyes; when I brought the story closer to the Cetagandans, they, too, became more complex and ambiguous. I was very pleased with the effect. Memory was pretty much a direct result of Mirror Dance.
This invited new challenges. Miles's inferiority complex and bad case of Great Man's Son syndrome give him an enormous amount of drive, which is both attractive and gets him into a hell of a lot of trouble, particularly when he drives first and looks later. (He simultaneously has what is popularly called a superiority complex. ) As his author, I find his drive an enormously valuable characteristic for kicking my plots into motion, but I'm pretty sure any people who have to live with him in book-world (his cousin Ivan, for instance) find him pretty obnoxious at times.