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Since then at least years before Falling Free or years before Shards of Honor , dozens of planets were colonized and have developed divergent cultures. Due to low genetic diversity on Barrayar during the time of isolation, as well as the memory of the mutations resulting from a nuclear war , a cultural phobia about mutation developed that leads to a high level of xenophobia. Within the series, exploration and colonization of new planets is still ongoing, most notably on the planet Sergyar. Interstellar travel is achieved by "jumping" from solar system to solar system via spatial anomalies known as wormholes that create tunnels in a five-dimensional space. Typically wormholes are bracketed by space stations, military or commercial, which provide ports for jump travel.

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All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters. This series has stolen my heart. I know I have several series of books which I love and are a must read for me, but most of them are more because the story lines are not finished, and the worlds are marvelous, and the writing is great, and I really enjoy the characters However, of all of those, The Vorkosigan Saga is the one that I have the most tenderness for.

It makes me think, it makes me feel, and it makes me appreciate the more imperfect of the human emotions, the issues we are dealing with in one way or another on daily basis but disguised in a Sci-Fi form.

On top of that, as the main protagonist we have Miles, a young man whom we have followed for several years and his evolution form a kid to an adult has been spellbinding He is bigger than life, but packed in a small frame and vulnerable psyche.

I love this character so much, he is quickly becoming one of my favorite of all time! A position which would be the professional peak of any other person on Barrayar, is just "settling" for our Miles It has been 3 months since he took this post and he is learning on the job by assisting a senior member of the Imperial Auditors.

Having his son on the planet is a bit challenging for the locals, to put it mildly On top of that, they are staying with the niece of the older partner and her family, which are having some domestic problems and there are multiple tensions in the air.

And justice comes with a sell-by date. I love how the author handles all of those situations without making them preachy or intrusive. They are looked upon as just a part of human everyday life and we can imagine parents, kids and spouses dealing with them in just this manner

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All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters. This series has stolen my heart. I know I have several series of books which I love and are a must read for me, but most of them are more because the story lines are not finished, and the worlds are marvelous, and the writing is great, and I really enjoy the characters However, of all of those, The Vorkosigan Saga is the one that I have the most tenderness for. It makes me think, it makes me feel, and it makes me appreciate the more imperfect of the human emotions, the issues we are dealing with in one way or another on daily basis but disguised in a Sci-Fi form.

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He is there, along with Professor Vorthys, an older, more experienced Auditor and engineer, to investigate whether the destruction of a solar power satellite vital to the ongoing terraforming of the planet was an accident or sabotage. Tien suffers from a degenerative genetic condition, which would stigmatize him with other Barrayarans, and has tried to raise money for secret treatment by gambling on the Komarran financial markets. Heavily in debt, he has been bribed by his subordinates to ignore certain irregularities, which he believes are just a swindle, but are actually part of their plot against Barrayar. Tien Vorsoisson dies accidentally, partly due to his own carelessness, after the conspirators capture him and Miles. Ekaterin finds her husband dead and Miles injured from his efforts to escape. He and Vorthys recruit Komarran physicists to examine the advanced equipment the plotters seem to have purchased, and determine what they intended to do with it. She and Ekaterin accidentally encounter one of the conspirators who have gone to the station to complete their plot.

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