Cryoburn

Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Baen
ISBN: 9781451637502
Format: PDF
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A New York Times hardcover bestseller, this is the long-awaited NEW installment in the hugely-popular, award-winning science fiction adventure series. Miles Vorkosigan, troubleshooter for the Barrayaran Galactic Empire, takes on the corrupt and dangerous ruling elite of a world where immortality is a commodity to be bought, sold and bartered for power. Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. All well and good, so long as they kept to themselves. But now the Kibou-daini are attempting to franchise out their Fountain of Youth wares to the rest of the galaxy and the Barrayar Galactic Empire is none too pleased with the implications. Cue Miles Vorkosigan, malformed royal troublemaker—but also heir and savior of empire. On Kibou-daini, Miles unearths a war of generations as the oldsters in charge refuse to die and their descendants threaten outright patricide, matricide and maybe even genocide—the prize being a big fat slice of the immortality pie. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping–something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and Miles is up to his neck in trouble and adventure once more. About Cryoburn: “Fans have been clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot.”—Publishers Weekly About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga: “Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly. “One of sf’s outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.”—Booklist “. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity: “Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes. . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly

Shakespearean Echoes

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137380020
Format: PDF, Docs
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Shakespearean Echoes assembles a global cast of established and emerging scholars to explore new connections between Shakespeare and contemporary culture, reflecting the complexities and conflicts of Shakespeare's current international afterlife.

Barrayar

Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453520011
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Damenwahl

Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732531791
Format: PDF
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England, 1816: Kitty Charing bekommt ein unmoralisches Angebot. Die hübsche Adoptivtochter eines zänkischen Millionärs kann dessen Vermögen nur erben, wenn sie einen seiner Neffen heiratet. Da Kitty schon seit Jahren in ihren attraktiven Vetter Jack verliebt ist, sollte das eigentlich kein Problem sein. Aber Jack - ein stadtbekannter Herzensbrecher - zeigt kein Interesse, und Kitty ersinnt einen Plan, um den heiratsunwilligen Lebemann zu überzeugen. Sie verlobt sich zum Schein mit dem gutmütigen Freddy Standen, der Kitty nach London begleitet, damit sie dort den Mann ihres Herzens erobern kann ... Georgette Heyers "Damenwahl" (im Original "Cotillion") ist ein amüsanter Reigen mit unwiderstehlich spritzigen Dialogen und liebenswürdigen Charakteren.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Author: Janet Brennan Croft
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786468335
Format: PDF
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"Lois McMaster Bujold has won a shelf full of awards for both her science fiction and fantasy writing. This collection of fresh essays aims to present a variety of critical perspectives addressing many aspects of her writing. Attention is given to both her Miles Vorkosigan science fiction series and her Chalion and Sharing Knife fantasy series"--Provided by publisher.