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Miles Vorkosigan, having failed the entrance exam for the Imperial Academy, takes a vacation to Beta Colony. There he gets involved in a minor police problem, which leads, inevitably (this is Miles, after all) to him tangling with another system's civil war.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Training/Apprent.    -   Yes Working up the ranks of...    -   armed forces War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   spaceship battles    -   mental powers battles Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen


Spaceship setting:    -   primative (present, near future) human spaceship    -   futuristic human warship    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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