Mirror Dance The dwarfish fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has than his share of troubles Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself Miles has set t

  • Title: Mirror Dance
  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN: 9780671876463
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • The dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has 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 unauthoThe dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has 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 s rescue attempt goes even 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 s place as heir of the Vorkosigan line or redeem himself by finding and saving Miles.

    Vorkosigan Saga The Vorkosigan Saga is a series of science fiction novels and short stories set in a common fictional universe by American author Lois McMaster Bujold The first of these was published in and the most recent in May Works in the series have received numerous awards and nominations, including five Hugo award wins including one for Best Series. Mirror A mirror is an object that reflects light in such a way that, for incident light in some range of wavelengths, the reflected light preserves many or most of the detailed physical characteristics of the original light, called specular reflection.This is different from other light reflecting objects that do not preserve much of the original wave signal other than color and diffuse reflected Black Mirror a Titles Air Dates Guide epguides Jan , A guide listing the titles and air dates for episodes of the TV series Black Mirror.

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    1. Lois McMaster Bujold says:

      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 Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestselling Vorkosigan Saga Her work has been translated into over twenty languages.A listing of her awards and nominations may be seen here sfadb Lois_McMaster_BuA listing of her interviews is here vorkosigana wiki AuthAn older fan run site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, is here dendarii

    2 thoughts on “Mirror Dance

    1. A buddy read with Choko and Maria.The moment I start describing plot of this book I completely spoil the previous one - to the point that if you read my non-written plot description you might as well skip the previous installment. So if what I say below would not make sense remember: I did it for your own good. Let me talk about a really bad cliche widely used in literature since the humanity discovered the wonders of a written word. A bad guy is out to get you and almost succeeds. You somehow m [...]

    2. *** 4.75 ***A buddy read with Evgeny and Maria, because we love the Vorkosigans!!!"“Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same.”"I wrote this passionate and thoughtful review, and GR ate it, forever lost in the gut of the internet I am quite frustrated about that, but I still wanted to say that this book, although in no way perfect, was very emotional and it tugged on all of my heart-s [...]

    3. when appreciating characterization, Space Opera - much like its cousin Epic Fantasy - is often more about surface appeal rather than depth. for the most part, that's okay by me. I can enjoy the expansive world-building and intriguing concepts, the science and adventure, without realistic or meaningful characterization. as long as the characters are fun, I'm not going to overthink it. I'll look for rich, resonant characterization elsewhere.Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga is very nearly the opposite of a [...]

    4. Christmas 2010: I realised that I had got stuck in a rut. I was re-reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works. Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci-Fi award. That’s 35 books, 6 of which I’d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and beca [...]

    5. "Miles Learns About Consequences" and "Mark Learns About Self-Identity." Holy shit, this book. This book. To say that it puts you through the wringer would be a gross understatement. Flipping between perspectives--the first time Bujold has done this, I believe, and deftly utilized here--served to underscore the differences between Miles and Mark. And there are so many, spawning an argument beyond Bujold's case for the many guises of humanity into one of the affects of genetics versus experience. [...]

    6. If I was a billionaire who can afford to commission a novelist to write a custom made book just for me the desired end result would probably read something like a Lois McMaster Bujold book. Her prose style just clicks with me. Always very clear and accessible, yet graceful, passionate, witty and often humorous. Her writing is never clunky or clumsy, never a word out of place. Even before getting into the actual storyline of the book the narrative style in and of itself is already a pleasure to r [...]

    7. **edited 11/28/13When Mark Vorkosigan looks in a mirror, he doesn't quite know what stares back. Mark was created a clone, trained as an assassin, intended to replace his progenitor, Miles Vorkosigan, as part of an attack against the infamous Lord Vorkosigan of Barrayar. But Mark failed spectacularly in carrying out his task, partially because of the discovery that Miles himself has constructed an artificial identity as Admiral Miles Naismith of the Dendarii Free Mercenaries. Now Mark again plan [...]

    8. Must be the darkest book in the series. And since most of it is not from Miles's PoV there is no sarcasm and humour to soften the blows. That said it had some some really touching moments when I wanted to give the book 5*. The most highlights in the series.I expected headcount towards the end - but worry not - the ending is positive."People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe [...]

    9. 4.0 stars. Another well-written, well-polotted and interesting story involving one of the best characters ever created, Miles Vorkosigan. Winner: Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (1995)Winner: Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (1995)

    10. When I read the Vorkosigan books I read them out of order, first "The Mountains of Mourning" followed by Mirror Dance. I was hooked and I then had to read the books in sequence. The series is brilliant and I believe Mirror Dance is the best of the series. Bujold's characters are compelling, she even makes Mark a sympathetic character. Of course Miles is Miles, and Cordelia is amazing (I wish I could be her). Do yourself a favor and read this. Read all of them!!!Reread review:It has been many yea [...]

    11. I'm a little tempted to include some of these on my "Spy-Fi" shelf, LOL.I was advised for a long time to read the Miles Vorkosigan series, but as it's another rather long series I had put it off. Now that I've started I think I owe a thank you to all those who kept recommending them. I've read several books by Lois McMaster Bujold. Some I've liked greatly others, frankly I almost disliked by the time I got through them. These are in my estimation the best so far.I haven't read all these in order [...]

    12. I've been rather under the weather lately. I've done too much physically and my CFS has come along and thwacked me around the head to remind me it's still there. As a result, my brain isn't running on full steam either. So I don't have this post quite planned out in my head and I don't know how coherent I'm going to be. However, I know that the longer I put it off, the more and more likely it becomes that I won't write anything at all. So here we go. I'll start typing and we'll see what happens. [...]

    13. It's a tough call on this book. It started out slow, got kind of crappy, then finished fantastically. Excellently read again.The first third had a lot of back story in it. If a person hadn't read any of the series, they would appreciate it. BUT, it's a series. Skip books at your own risk & let those of us who have read it read the new story.The middle got into Mark's head until it was just boring. He had a horrible life & a lot to figure out.Got it. Got it. Got it. Got it. (Bored yet? I [...]

    14. And we're back to Mark! Eeeennnteresting. What's even more interesting are the ways in which this Vorkosigan book has a large chunk there in the middle without any Miles in it! I was shocked when that happened, and I'm trying very hard to figure out how to allude to what happened without giving it away. I wasn't sure how a Miles book without Miles would work.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision he [...]

    15. I tend to skip this one when I reread the series, these days. Indeed, this is probably only the second time I've read this one. That last quarter or so is just very hard to go through. It colors so much of the following books, though, and since I was listening with Melissa so she could hold me through the night terrors, I endured it again. And upped my unfair rating to where it should be and realized, once again, how much I love Bujold's stories and sheer brilliance.

    16. Despite the whole evil-twin setup, this novel pulls off something much deeper and exciting than I would have expected. Twists and turns, complicated plots, and severe complications are studded in this novel. It's more than satisfying to read, and it sucks you in quite nicely.Mile's corpulent brother has become more than fascinating in his own right. His growth is not only in his waistline. :) His black gang friends are very humorous. I'm glad to know that Mile's genes can express his insanity in [...]

    17. I did not enjoy it. It was tedious. It dragged. I wanted it to be overORY BRIEF:From previous books: Miles is a government agent (sort of) and an admiral. Because his father is a powerful government figure, enemies obtained Miles’ DNA and created a clone now called Mark. They tortured and trained the clone to be an assassin with plans to kill the father. Mark was set free (or escaped) from the bad guys and met Miles.In this story Mark pretends to be Miles in order to steal his ship and crew. H [...]

    18. This is a hard book to read, painful at moments, and yet I think it draws power from those very things. Miles's clone brother Mark, who is trying very hard to be Lord Mark Vorkosigan, is deeply damaged, and his disastrous attempt to rescue fifty clones from House Bharaputra has far-reaching consequences I can't discuss without venturing into spoiler territory. But despite their effects on Miles (who is, after all, the hero of this series), this book is ultimately about Mark even when, like the t [...]

    19. I loved the psychological layers and thrilling action in this 5th in a delightful series of military space opera novels featuring Miles Vorkosigan. As usual, he must juggle his identities as the aristocratic son of a planetary prime minister, a lieutenant with Barrayar Imperial Security, and an admiral of a mercenary fleet which takes on undercover operations. The theme of identity becomes even more prominent when Miles' clone brother Mark, introduced in the preceding "Brothers in Arms", assumes [...]

    20. "Don't begrudge me my little ship, Quinn. After all, my parents gave my big brother a whole fleet of ships."Mark Vorkosigan is a 22-year-old clone, six years younger than his "twin brother" Miles. His intentions are good when he sets out to free 50 adolescent clones, but he puts Miles in gravest jeopardy. However, in his subsequent efforts to save Miles, this tormented soul -- reared by a violent psychopath, trained to kill, and denied an identity -- discovers his true gifts, his Vorkosigan alli [...]

    21. I wasn't sure about this one. I like Mark, mostly, but he's no Miles, and Miles spends a lot of time off-screen. It all turned out well, it is a Vorkosigan book, after all, but it's not quite as much fun as usual.

    22. Miles Vorkosigan has been the starring character in this great series by Bujoldbut when Mark, the clone of Miles that was sent to assassinate him now tries to take over his lifewell, he just might get Miles killed anyway!I have been reading these in chronological order, so be ware of spoilers to those of you reading in publication order.Here, Mark is itching to save some of his fellow clones back on Jackson's Whole, and when Miles is away he takes advantage and orders the Dendarrion to the rescu [...]

    23. Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny.What makes a human being a person? If you strip this book down to one thing, it'll be that question. Mirror Dance is hard on the emotions. Probably the hardest of the entire series. There's only one scene in the series more emotionally charged than this book but it revolves around a single emotion while Mirror Dance takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions and leaves you both drained and elated. It's not perfect and if I'm being objective there are a lot of thing [...]

    24. "If this was a movie, I wouldn't watch it." -DevinI'm pretty conflicted about a review for this book. It deserves five stars in my opinion, but it was wholly disturbing. A few parts I felt safe enjoying, and the ending was hopeful (entirely more so than I was expecting), but the book taking place primarily on Jackson's Whole means BAD THINGS HAPPENED. Jackson's Whole is one of those places where practicing morality on just about every level goes from challenging to insanely difficult. A HIVE OF [...]

    25. Oh God the feels. This is my favourite Vorkosigan book, at least since Warrior's Apprentice, and definitely one of my favourites ever. Also the most traumatic and one of the wisest. There are parts of this book scarred into my brain that I will never forget, but those parts include not only the trauma but the way that trauma is survived and dealt with. Ugh this was so good and so painful. Edit: and then Jasmine saw this review and

    26. Some spoilersI should start my review of every book in this series by saying that Bujold is my absolute favorite, most admired sci-fi writer, to the point that her books are the models that I use to measure all other books from the genre. That said, in a series with something like 16 books, inevitably I'll like some more than others. Mirror Dance is one of those odd cases because I had a lot of trouble getting through it, to the point that I stopped and started it twice before forcing myself thr [...]

    27. /Препрочитане по повод подготовка на тематичен материал за Бюджолд/Един от любимите ми моменти в Огледален танц си остава този: Импулсивно се обърна и отиде до стаята на Майлс. Отново се спря. Вече седмици как беше в Бараяр, а не се беше осмелил да влезе в нея. Не го бяха покан [...]

    28. I don't even know what star-rating to give this thing. I've changed it multiple times.This might sound SUPER irreverent and terrible of me, but reading this felt a little bit (just a little!) like walking through the Holocaust Museum in Israel: it's full of incredibly important things that everyone needs to see and understand, stories that need to be told and remembered, but all the while going through I wanted to rip my eyeballs out and stuff them into my ears so I didn't have to take in anythi [...]

    29. Woah. This book. I finished it a few days ago, but I haven't been able to formulate my thoughts for a review. It's an incredible book. Quite painful to read at times. It changes perspectives between Miles and Mark, and Mark's sections arehard. So much bad has happened to Mark in his short life. He's a mess, psychologically. He's struggling with his identity and for a good portion of the book really doesn't like himself. It wore on me after a while, but just when I didn't think I could take any m [...]

    30. It is only natural, it seems, when rating a particular book in a series that you compare it to the other books. In doing so, for me this is the best written book so far (I'm reading them in chronological order). This started off as a seemingly typical plot and I was enjoying the addition of The Lady and The Count. Then pow! We take off in a direction that is unlike anything I've seen in the series so far. It's hard to describe, but it is a place where one truly sees oneself and what they really [...]

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