Memory

Memory

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Restored to life after being pronounced dead, Miles Vorkosigan realizes that the event has left him with a profound weakness and is dismissed from his job, but things are further complicated when he remembers something that he saw while dead

Blackwell North Amer
Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. At least that's what Miles Vorkosigan thinks and he should know, having done both once already. That was when he last visited the planet of Jackson's Whole, while rescuing his brother. Thanks to quick thinking on the part of his staff, and incredible artistry on the part of the specialist who revived him, his first death won't be his last. But his next one might be, a realization he finds profoundly unsettling.
Even after he returns to military duty, his late death seems to be having a greater effect than he's willing to admit. Unfortunately, his weakness reveals itself to the world at large at just the wrong time and in just the wrong way, and Miles is summoned home to face Barrayaran security chief Simon Illyan. But when things begin to go subtly wrong in Imperial Security itself, "Who shall guard the guardians?" becomes a more-than-rhetorical question, with a potentially lethal answer.
Things look bad, but they are far worse than Miles imagines, as he discovers his worst nightmares about Simon Illyan don't compare to Illyan's worst nightmares - or are they memories?

Baker
& Taylor

Restored to life after being pronounced dead, Miles Vorosigan realizes that the event has left him with a profound weakness and is dismissed from his job, but things are further complicated when he remembers something that he saw while dead.

Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780671877439
0671877437
Branch Call Number: SF Bujold, L 100.10 1996
Characteristics: 462 pages ; 24 cm

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rixonkarla
Jul 28, 2012

Bujold always has thoughtful things to say about illness, injury, age and what it means to be human, but don't read this book for that, read it for the excitement, romance and space battles.

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ginger_bug
Jul 20, 2012

This book exemplifies many of the things I love about Bujold's work. Brilliant space opera, with a great mystery to solve... but the real question is what happens when young Miles, living the perfect boy's fantasy double life - future count, secret spy, and admiral of a mercenary fleet.. makes a big mistake, and might have to grow up?

HanakoGal May 06, 2012

This is the 5th time I’ve read this book and I’ve loved it every time. This may be my favorite of her Vorkosigan novels. We get to see the transition of Miles as young and impulsive to Miles as older and... a little less impulsive. As always it’s a joy to watch him flounder around and then pull himself out of the mess while somehow simultaneously solving the problem. This time around I also liked learning more about the side characters like Simon, Ivan, Gregor, and Duv. We get to see more of them in future novels and it was nice to see them now while knowing what lies in their future.

Deunan Sep 22, 2011

One of Bujold's greatest works.

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jacquelb
May 08, 2011

Complex plot and characterization. One of the best from my favourite author.

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closedwhisper
Nov 16, 2010

Fantastic space opera. One of the best in the Vorkosigan series.

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Dornana68
Jul 22, 2010

A typical Miles Vorkosigan adventure. Clever, witty and a wholelot of fun.

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