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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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30 Day Book Meme - Day 3
Day 03 – Your favorite series

This is an easy one. The Vorkosigan series by Lois Bujold. The books are an integrated whole tracing a family from a couple's first meeting to the birth of their grandchildren. Most of the books focus on their son Miles, who rewards his parent's sacrifices by turning the rest of their hair grey (gosh, my viewpoint on this changes as I get older).

The books wander through almost all of science fiction's sub-genres. Most are space opera, or what would have been considered military SF before the body counts grew higher. Romance is a recurring theme. Some books focus on palace politics, others are mysteries. Mirror Dance has true horror. Cryoburn's corporate malfeasance brushes up against the feel of cyberpunk. There's a constant current of humor but it's strongest in Captain Vorpatril's Alliance which approaches farce in the best way.

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