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Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4) - Community Reviews back

by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 1 year ago
If you like your scifi chock full of clever engineers, then you'd be hard pressed to come up with a better story. Clever people solving problems cleverly: that's the stuff I love, anyway. So, not at all like Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation or Ocean's Eleven, but satisfying in that same way. Now all I have to ...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 3 years ago
Falling Free is one of several Hugo winners for Lois McMaster Bujold, she is practically sci-fi’s counterpart to Meryl Streep in term of awards. This book is set in her popular Vorkosigan universe but does not have any Vorkosigan in it, not even a mention. In the time setting of this book Miles Vork...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it 4 years ago
I found Falling Free to be an extremely stressful book to read! Around the halfway mark, I was dreading picking it up, as I wasn't sure how much more I could take of quaddie mistreatment. I started to give myself permission to just read a chapter at a time, instead of pushing for 100 pages. Luckily,...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 4 years ago
This is marked as the first work in Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga, but I don't think it's necessarily the one you want to read first. This is more a prequel to the main timeline of the series. It's known as the "Vorkosigan Saga" because it mostly focuses on the family of that name, and particularly Miles...
Oliviate
Oliviate rated it 4 years ago
A quick, fun space opera written in bold strokes.
digitaltempest
digitaltempest rated it 5 years ago
Leo Graf a talented engineer who finds himself pulled from his current station to a habitat operating in a system on the fringes of intergalactic law. Leo is chosen to teach welding to a group of special cases. He doesn't learn how special until he reaches the habitat and witnesses just how loose an...
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it 5 years ago
When does an engineering problem turn into a moral problem? When the company you work for has created and enslaved a new species of people who have four arms and no legs, the better for living in a space station with null-gee. What I liked about this book: that it was by Lois McMaster Bujold and tha...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 5 years ago
I liked this early entry in the Vorkosigan saga (it predates Miles and his planet by several hundred years) well enough, but it seemed a little flat after some of Bujold's later work. It was well done but not as funny as the Miles books.
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 5 years ago
A company has mutated humans into having 4 arms no legs. Leo goes onto their space station to teach them. These space stations are the everything is floating type which is great for the "quaddies". When the 1000 quaddies are found to be redundant, the company wants them packed away into a prison-...
Title and Statement of Responsibility
Another great exploration into "what if," as well as the impact one person could have if they stopped assuming that one person can't accomplish anything.
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