Mirror Dance : A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure

Lois McMaster Bujold

Grover Gardner (Narrator)

01-01-06

18hrs 7min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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“[An] intricate and rousing new installment of the Vorkosigan adventures…Bujold creates a tapestry of variegated human societies dispersed throughout a colorful galaxy. She peoples it with introspective but genuine heroes who seize the reader’s imagination and intellect.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Winner of the 1995 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Winner of the 1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

The dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has more than his share of troubles. Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself, Miles has set the clone, Mark, free for a new chance at life. But when he decides to let his clone brother assume his secret identity and lead the Dendarii Free Mercenary on an unauthorized mission to liberate other clones from the outlaw planet of Jackson’s Whole, things start to get really messy. The mission goes awry, Miles’ rescue attempt goes even more wrong, and Miles ends up killed and placed in cryogenic suspension for future resuscitation. Then, as if that weren’t bad enough, the cryo-container is lost! Now it is up to the confused, disturbed Mark to either take Miles’ place as heir of the Vorkosigan line or redeem himself by finding and saving Miles.

Praise

“[An] intricate and rousing new installment of the Vorkosigan adventures…Bujold creates a tapestry of variegated human societies dispersed throughout a colorful galaxy. She peoples it with introspective but genuine heroes who seize the reader’s imagination and intellect.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“As good a story as ever was offered as science fiction, with Bujold’s carefully crafted prose, logical working out of even minor plot points, and inimitable wit all very much in evidence. Deserves the highest recommendation and a hoard of eager readers.” Booklist

“It’s obvious by now that the wit, charm, and headlong, impetuous genius of Miles Naismith Vorkosigan (and his various personae) have transformed the stuff of standard military space opera into something far more delicious—and addictive.” Locus

“Giving distinct personalities to a pair of genetically identical protagonists is a tall order, yet between Bujold’s words and Gardner’s nuanced performance, the two lead characters remain effortlessly distinct. What’s more, the secondary characters are portrayed with the same care. It is hard to imagine a better reading of this material.” SFFAudio.com

“A storyteller of incomparable brilliance, Ms. Bujold has outdone herself in this unforgettable adventure of the human spirit.” Romantic Times

“Bujold juggles this complex plot beautifully and develops Mark as a very interesting and complex character…Mirror Dance has made me a convert.” Denver Post

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Number in Series 1994
Series Display String The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. In 2019 she was named a Damon Knight Grand Master by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, one of science fiction’s highest honors. She has won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. Hugo awards for Best Series were received by the Vorkosigan Saga in 2017, and the World of the Five Gods in 2018.

Narrator Bio
Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Overview

Winner of the 1995 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Winner of the 1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

The dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has more than his share of troubles. Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself, Miles has set the clone, Mark, free for a new chance at life. But when he decides to let his clone brother assume his secret identity and lead the Dendarii Free Mercenary on an unauthorized mission to liberate other clones from the outlaw planet of Jackson’s Whole, things start to get really messy. The mission goes awry, Miles’ rescue attempt goes even more wrong, and Miles ends up killed and placed in cryogenic suspension for future resuscitation. Then, as if that weren’t bad enough, the cryo-container is lost! Now it is up to the confused, disturbed Mark to either take Miles’ place as heir of the Vorkosigan line or redeem himself by finding and saving Miles.

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