Labyrinth [Lois McMaster Bujold] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Labyrinth,” the middle story of Borders of Infinity takes us to Jackson’s Whole, the Galactic Nexus’s official wretched hive of scum and villainy. That’s “Labyrinth”, to be precise, the latest story in the Vorkosigan Saga Reread: one of Lois McMaster Bujold’s novellas that form part of the adventures of Miles.

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He sent bujokd to slay a monster, when he should have been begging me to rescue a princess in disguise. Miles points out she got herself into the situation, and Nicol says she intends to get herself out. House Hargraves, the galactic fence, prim-faced middlemen for ransom deals—you had to give them credit, hostages exchanged through their good offices came back alive, mostly.

Before Miles can knock Moglia out and escape, the door bursts labyrlnth.

Miles asks what Baron Fell stands to get out of it, and Bel says he promised Miles would tell him the real labyrintg about the Betan rejuvenation treatment. Dec 11, SA rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thorne identifies her as a quaddie, from a genetic experiment dating back two hundred years, to about the time of the first hermaphrodites.

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I quite loved this novella. I’m probably around a 3.

Labyrinth by Lois McMaster Bujold

He asks if she ever thought of breaking a water pipe, or trying to escape. The duct is the largest in the ceiling, but Miles can barely fit into it, and all too soon it forks into smaller branches; the other way it leads to a grille too firmly attached to remove with his bare hands.


Notify me of new comments via email. He tells her it was a repository for dormant genetic material; he says that his original mission had been to pick up Dr.

They abandon the truck, and as the Ryoval aircars close in, the drop shuttle arrives and smashes one of them with a tractor beam.

Fictionwise is publishing these novellas separately, but we decided to leave in Ms. Miles climbs out into a darkened lab while Taura climbs down to replace the lower panel. Baron Fell, a jovial-looking man, older than Miles had pictured. So off he goes to kill this monstrous wolf-man 9.

Labyrinth, Lois McMaster Bujold

Miles has some food, then goes to check on Thorne and Nicol. Return to Book Page. The Dendarii are ostensibly there to buy weapons, but really there to rendezvous with a genetic The novella Labyrinth completes the third collected volume of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series Miles, Mystery and Mayhem. So it was interesting here to see him find a mirro This is a novella in the Vorkosigan Saga set between the events in Cetaganda and “The Borders of Infinity.

When that doesn’t go anywhere, he’s making eyes at lbyrinth Nicol, a talented musician from the genetically engineered labyyrinth “quaddie” who floats in an anti-gravity bubble, with four arms, no legs.

He traces back the monitor wiring and finds an input box; in a drawer he finds a data recorder. Miles created confusion and avoided pursuit by telling different lies and a couple laabyrinth vital truths to Ryoval and his rival half-brother, weapons dealer Baron Fell.

I chuckle at his fascination with tall, strong-willed redheads. Nicol takes out the bujlod green guard, and Bel heads for the truck. Sep 09, Maggie K rated it really liked it.


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It was also very good to see a quaddie after so much time, although her part was very small, more of a plot device than anything else.

This time, Miles is Theseus in the maze, and the minotaur is I can’t get over how human and substantial these stories feel when they are often about such bizarrely outrageous things. He is less upset than his brother, pabyrinth he does point out that Miles seems to be absconding with stolen property, which Miles takes to mean Nicol.

More human than expected, yet fanged, clawed, incredibly strong. His original mission was to provide safe passage for a research scientist, but of course when Miles is involved things are never that simple. We’re continuing our tour of the Nexus with Miles and his mercenaries. Miles remember all that he owes to Bel, and gives Bel permission to do the negotations. She is looking somewhat better nourished, and her claws have been sharpened and polished.

They were functional fangs, not just decorative, set in a protruding jaw, with long lips and a wide mouth; yet the total labyrintg was lupine rather than simian. Sergeant Dyeb was infamous for his sour attitude about women soldiers, insisting that they were too soft.

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