|Cryoburn (2010) [Novel]|
by Lois McMaster Bujold
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(From the publisher):
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 shepard its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future - attempts to extend 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. Bribary, 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!
Original title: Cryoburn
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Opera