Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Distant Thunders: Destroyermen 

Taylor Anderson (Author)
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After a terrible battle against the Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy must contend with the arrival of a ship captained by Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy-an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before. But the British bring a new and different kind of threat along with them...
More cross-world adventure.  And of course it ends with a cliff-hanger.....
Trying to catch up.... losing track of my reading, between the Kindle and library books...  recently spent a lot of time re-reading the whole Vorkosigan saga so I could read this  

 Cryoburn (The Vorkosigan Saga)
       Lois McMaster Bujold 
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Miles Vorkosigan is back!

Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove—he’s been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp—an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future—attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles to check it out.

On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of generation past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to re-write her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning Don’t mess with the secretary. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping—something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn’t due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle—of trouble!

Excellent as always.  And, thanks to the book almost ALL of the Vorkosigan books (except Memory) are free thanks to the CD bundled into the hardback - which everyone should buy!    Support Baen's unbelievable generosity.  (I also have to thank my coworker who graciously bought me an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the book to thank me for introducing him to this series).