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Cryoburn - no spoilers

I have just finished reading Lois McMaster Bujold's Cryoburn, the latest Miles Vorkosigan novel, which will be published in November but is available electronically now.

It's a good story, mostly plot-driven. It's not one of the strongest of the series, but not the weakest either. And almost everything else I could say would be a spoiler of some sort.

Bujold had said, years ago, that this book would be a while in coming for a particular reason. That reason is not part of the main plot, but occupies the last chapter and a bit. She did something unusual with that last chapter. On the one hand, I feel a little cheated. On the other hand, I think the last hundred words, by themselves, were entirely worth both the wait, and the price to read the book today instead of waiting any longer.

The spoilery opinions I shall hold for a little while.



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Aug. 4th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
Available where?
Aug. 4th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
From the publisher.

First five chapters available for free at http://www.webscription.net/chapters/A1439133948/A1439133948.htm

The whole thing, an eARC, is purchasable for $15 here.
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