“Aren’t you going to get in trouble for that?” “I’ll worry about that if we live through this.”
2020 review: Great writing. I especially like Bujold’s self-depreciating humor. Miles is about as far from typical space opera heroes as McMasters could make him. Intentionally.
“This whole thing is balanced on a hoax.” “It’s not balanced on a hoax. You balance it.” “Isn’t that what I said?”
Star Trekkian science, but the stories hold up better than much other forty-year-old science fiction. I’ve read so much tripe in the dozen years since I discovered the Vorkosigans that I’ve bumped the rating a star.
“I’m afraid I can’t discuss my plans. Not even with you.” “You always were tricky.” “As an experienced combat soldier, do you prefer frontal assaults?” “No, sir!”
Original 2009 review: 3.5. Good stories, fun to read. No great insights or science. popcorn for the brain. The weird part is that I’m sure I’ve read part of the third story, perhaps in an anthology.
“Don’t you think there’s a certain . . . hubris, in undertaking field leadership without a prior apprenticing in field followership?”