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by Lois McMaster Bujold

eBook Brothers in Arms download ISBN: 0747234779
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (August 9, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1281 kb
Fb2: 1699 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

Lois McMaster Bujold. This is a work of fiction.

Lois McMaster Bujold. Miles is having enough trouble keeping his two identities separate - the charismatic Admiral Naismith of the Denarii Mercenary Fleet and a Vor lord of the Barrayan aristocracy - when assassination attempts begin. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original.

Brothers in Arms is a science fiction novel by American writer Lois McMaster Bujold, part of the Vorkosigan Saga. It was the fifth book published in the series, and is the twelfth story, including novellas, in the internal chronology of the series. Brothers in Arms was first published by Baen Books in January 1989, and is included in the 2002 omnibus Miles Errant.

Bujold Lois McMaster. Lois McMaster Bujold BROTHERS IN ARMS Chapter One His combat drop shuttle crouched still and silent in the repairs docking bay-malevolent, to Miles's jaundiced eye. Its metal and fibreplas surface was scarred, pitted and burned. It had seemed such a proud, gleaming, efficient vessel when it was new. Perhaps it had undergone psychotic personality change from its traumas. It had been new such a short few months ag. Chapter One. His combat drop shuttle crouched still and silent in the repairs docking bay-malevolent, to Miles's jaundiced eye.

Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous awards for her long-running Vorkosigan Saga. In Brothers in Arms, the Dendarii have arrived in Earth orbit for medical attention and repairs in the wake of a successful military operation against the Cetagandan Empire

Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous awards for her long-running Vorkosigan Saga. Given the light touch of her writing, the series might well be renamed Miles Vorkosigan's Excellent Adventures in the Galaxy. In the eighth book in the series, Brothers in Arms, the brilliant dwarf manages to insert himself into a series of life-threatening situations once again. In Brothers in Arms, the Dendarii have arrived in Earth orbit for medical attention and repairs in the wake of a successful military operation against the Cetagandan Empire. There is now a price on Miles' head in his guise as Admiral Naismith, and Cetagandan assassins are surely pursuing him. Exercising great restraint, Miles did not trample the man in the doorway as he exited, but he let him clear the frame before plunging within. Miles came to parade rest before Galeni's desk. yes, Lieutenant, I know," said Galeni irritably, waving him to wait. Silence fell while screen after screen of data scrolled above Galeni's vid plate. At the end Galeni sat back, creases deepening between his eyes. Miles reiterated urgently. Galeni, still frowning, rose and motioned Miles to his station.

Brothers in Arms book. Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. If his enemies would just leave him alone, Miles Vorkosigan (alias Admiral Naismith) decided bitterly, the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet would collapse all on its own. But his enemies were plotting a more deadly fall. What connects the impeccable insufferable Captain Galeni and the Komarran rebel expatriates on Earth anyway?

Paul, Alex, Stina, and Trish (safe from Hurricane Florence in the past), dig into what makes Brothers in Arms such a great addition to Lois McMaster Bujold's Adventures of Miles Vorkosigan.

Lois McMaster Bujold (born November 2, 1949, Columbus, Ohio) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy works. Bujold is one of the most acclaimed writers in her field, having won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel four times, matching Robert A. Heinlein's record. Her novella "The Mountains of Mourning" won both the Hugo and Nebula Award

Comments: (7)
Corgustari
Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous awards for her long-running Vorkosigan Saga. Given the light touch of her writing, the series might well be renamed Miles Vorkosigan's Excellent Adventures in the Galaxy. In the eighth book in the series, Brothers in Arms, the brilliant dwarf manages to insert himself into a series of life-threatening situations once again. Even more important, and far more unusual, Miles gets laid at last. This off-beat interstellar adventure story is charming to a fault.

For some time now, Miles has secretly lived two lives. In one, he is Lord (now Lieutenant) Miles Vorkosigan, the only child of Admiral Lord Aral Vorkosigan, hero of a war with the Cetagandan Empire and now prime minister of the Barrayan Empire. Inhabiting his other identity, he is Admiral Miles Naismith, the military genius who heads up the 5,000-strong Dendarii Mercenaries. Miles' private space navy secretly is under contract with Barrayar's feared Imperial Security. The Dendarii are sent on missions where the involvement of Barrayar must be concealed.

In Brothers in Arms, the Dendarii have arrived in Earth orbit for medical attention and repairs in the wake of a successful military operation against the Cetagandan Empire. There is now a price on Miles' head in his guise as Admiral Naismith, and Cetagandan assassins are surely pursuing him. His plan is to arrange for payment from Imperial Security, grant home leave to his troops, see the sights, and squeeze in a little R-and-R on Earth. Earth, with its nine billion people, remains the most populous of the many worlds inhabited by humans throughout the galaxy. (There are no sapient aliens, bug-eyed monsters or not, in the Vorkosigan Saga.) The home planet is highly advanced technologically, on a par with Beta Colony, home of Miles' mother. And the planet is crammed with historical sights, such as Lake Los Angeles and the seawall protecting New York City.

Naturally, circumstances conspire to deflect Miles from his plan. After arriving on Earth, he becomes embroiled in a series of ever-more-perilous adventures involving his superior officer at the Barrayaran embassy—he is, after all, a mere lieutenant in the navy—and a large assortment of bad guys, including die-hard rebels from a planet Barrayar liberated from the Cetagandan Empire and heavily-armed troops from Cetaganda. And, yes, Miles falls in love once again, but this time his feelings are reciprocated. Can marriage be long in the future? Read the book to find out . . .
Gholbimand
Love the Vorkosigan Saga! I haven't enjoyed a book series this much since Heinlein's "Future Histories" stories. While do I enjoy some of Bujold's other work (like the Sharing Knife series), it pales in comparison to the escapades of the Vorkosigan family (specifically one Miles Naismith Vorkosigan). The stories in this series read like an action/adventure blockbuster movie (a la "Top Gun", and this story is no exception.

I highly recommend this book, as well as all the rest of the books in this series. Almost as entertaining as Miles' antics is watching the desperate attempts of his friends and family to save him from himself, while simultaneously trying to stay outside his blast radius.
Ynye
Bujold is the master of universe building (no pun intended). The Vor world is rich and complex yet easy to follow. I was hooked decades ago with MOUNTAINS OF MOURNING. SHARDS OF HONOR and BARRAYAR blew me away. I love sci-fi that has characters that are so real that you feel you could reach out and touch them. And surprise as much as I love fantasy these stories are better because they are about humans of every flavor doing ,living, and dying without supernatural powers or gods or other whoo-whoo . This particular edition is beautiful, lovely fonts, super nice paper and a proper size for holding. It would be best to try and read the series in sequence but if you can't at least try for THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE as it is the best at explaining Miles. Bear in mind that that the series was not written in a linear time frame but as the author fleshed out her universe. There is actually a novella about an ancestor (FALLING FREE) that gives you the background for one of the "alternate" species of humans.
Runeshaper
How the heck did I miss reading any of these in SciFi reading career? I cut my teeth on Tom Swift, first editions I bought with lawn mowing income. This is hands down the best SciFi series of books I've ever read. I bought the first one and simply couldn't stop. The Flying Spaghetti monster only knows how many hours of sleep I missed and how much work time I procrastinated to read these books. I read them in the order the author recommended and they were right on target. Don't put it off, just buy them all now, tell your wife and kids goodbye and read your heart out.
Very Old Chap
Bujold can write. Can't believe I have to say that. If you have not tried her books, give yourself a treat and start reading. These are sci-fi but sort of space opera. Characters are so well drawn you feel you know them. Plots are involved but understandable and you just can't stop reading.
Oghmaghma
I am a huge fan of this series and Brothers in arms is easily the weakest book in the series. The storytelling is still wonderful, and the world great, but it's much more important for introducing several characters and concepts that will become important in later stories than it is as a stand alone novel itself. If you want to get into the Vorkosigan saga- start somewhere else. But don't skip it either. It's an important chapter in Miles' life- but not the most enjoyable.
Adoranin
The plot is very clever. The characters were very interesting. The story was great!
A very well written story. Compelling from beginning to end. Leaves the reader wanting more about Miles and Mark and Ellie to boot.