Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga Book 1)

By Lois McMaster Bujold

While engineer Leo Graf arrives at a unfastened fall station circling a mining planet to educate welding, he’s in for his first surprise: the genetically engineered population have an additional set of palms in preference to legs. A moment surprise comes while the corporate that owns those four-armed “quaddies” makes a decision to desert them, and Leo needs to use all his ingenuity to reply to this new obstacle. Winner of the Nebula Award for most sensible Novel, and a Hugo finalist.

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Lois McMaster Bujold used to be born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio country college, from whom she picked up her early curiosity in technological know-how fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has grown little ones. She begun writing with the purpose book in 1982. She wrote 3 novels in 3 years; in October of 1985, all 3 bought to Baen Books, launching her occupation. Bujold went directly to write many different books for Baen, commonly that includes her well known personality Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his kin, buddies, and enemies. Her books were translated into twenty-one languages. Her fable from Eos contains the award-winning Chalion sequence and the Sharing Knife sequence.

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