Speaking of Baen giving away their books, I actually paid six bucks for Lois McMaster Bujold’s Cryoburn , because it didn’t even occur to me that they would just give away a highly-anticipated new release. I seriously have no idea what they’re thinking over there, or if they’re just on autopilot from the era when ebooks were a promotional tool used to sell “real” books instead of actually being the real book.

Anyway, though, Cryoburn, right? So it’s a Miles book, which means that you, who has read all the Miles books to date, are going to read it, and therefore it would be spoilery for me to talk about. In fact, the more I think about it, the more sure I am that even talking about the book in the vaguest and most general terms would be more spoilery than anything I would want to read, so I’ll just skip right to the conclusion.

The book is pretty decent, and if it’s not up with the best Vorkosigan books, neither is it one of the worse ones. It’s sort of like Cetaganda in its way. But of course you’ll read it anyway, especially since it’s free. (And if you haven’t read any of these books, well, they’re all free, and they’re mostly excellent, so you should.)


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