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  • May. 11th, 2009 at 5:55 PM
naanima: ([DBSK] Be Still)
Realised I haven't been posting here, not that I have been posting much at lj.

I'm slowly making my way through some of my favourite sci-fi novels. I appear to have a 'type' when it comes to my sci-fi heroes... actually, it is the type that can probably be carried across genera, but so far, from a sci-fi POV, I prefer my protagonists to be more cerebral and less physical. Ender appear to be the exception, but considering how long Ender spends in his own head I suppose he falls in the category of the cerebral thinker.

My 2 all time favourite sci-fi protagonists;
• Bren Cameron; paidhi, translator to the court of Tabini, glorified interpreter who thinks, and thinks, and thinks some more.
• Miles Vorkosigan; midget with a chip on his shoulder the size of several planets, always something to prove, and schemes like there is no tomorrow.

Vorkosigan Fic Rec: Other Ways 10/10

  • Oct. 19th, 2007 at 10:10 AM
naanima: ([Misc] Glomp all over you)
Fic Rec: Other Ways, Chapter 10/10 by [livejournal.com profile] sahiya.

Summary: A nice, peaceful, relaxing honeymoon. Ha.

A Vorkosigan fic set in the universe of A Deeper Season and What Passing Bells, and follows Seeds in the timeline.

Gods, I love this fic; a character from the books return, alliances are made and compromises reached. This is just so smartly written, and everyone is still so in character.

ETA: I really want to watch the SPN episode. Like a lot. I will be strong and not read the spoilers. Be strong, be strong.

Aral Vorkosigan

  • Jul. 1st, 2007 at 11:31 AM
naanima: ([Misc] Stepping off the cliff)
I bought the Cordelia compilation (Cordelia's Honor and Barrayar) awhile back, and have been making my way through it at a nice leisurely pace as opposed to mainlining both books in the time span of 24 hours when I first discovered the series. I always forget just how much Aral Vorkosigan kicks ass, how amazingly brilliant he is (without the ego), and how unlike Miles he is. The thing with Aral is that by the time the reader was introduced to him he had already came into his own - he knew who he was, and what he wanted, all the wisdom that comes with age. He breaks events down to pieces, simplify it down to its molecules, and then reform it, change it, and nothing can stop him, not when he and Cordelia will expect anything less from him. It is all of those things that make Aral Vorkosigan one of my all time favourite male fictional characters ever.

“At a distance, in space, there's the illusion of a clean and glorious fight. Almost abstract. It might be a simulation, or a game. Reality doesn't break in unless your ship is hit.”

Aral Vorkosigan, Shards Of Honor.

Lois McMaster Bujold

  • Feb. 2nd, 2005 at 12:33 AM
naanima: (love story - lowdownbeat)
Re-read A Civil Campaign and Barrayar today. I get the urge to cackle evilly every time I get to the bit where Cordelia gate-crush the Vor Lord's meeting by dumping the head of the Pretender at their feet. She's so cool.


"Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards."

-- A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold

(As said by Lord Aral Vorkosigan because Miles sometimes miss the bloody obvious.)


I should sleep. I need sleep. Hmm, I think I'm going to go and re-read Memory. (Damn it, I need more novels by Bujold.)

Aral Vorkosigan/Simon Illyan slash!

  • Jan. 30th, 2005 at 9:19 PM
naanima: (slash this - lowdownbeat)
Aral Vorkosigan/Simon Illyan slash! OMFG! *squeals*

You have no idea how this make me feel. I LOVE Aral and Cordelia, but the thought of Aral's personality and life outside of Cordelia (and vice versa) is damn fascinating. And this fic shows us Aral with Simon Illyan. My fangirl heart flutters.

So, go and read The Councils of Despair.

Now, I shall go and read farscape het for Aeryn and John together is hot.

Miles Vorkosigan

  • Sep. 25th, 2004 at 1:50 PM
naanima: (Default)
"I saved the dirt." - Lord Miles Vorkosigan to his future wife in Komarr.

I have issues. Yes, I do. But at least I'm trying to work through them, now. And I can finally relax after three weeks of none stop stress and work.

Have been reading Lois McMaster Bujold. In the past two days have gone through Komarr, A Civil Campaign and Memory. Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan is like no other fictional character I have ever encountered before. In a completely good way. He's complex, intelligent, and damn blind at times. But the man tries damn hard. There's just so many things about the dwarf that I adore to bits. And let's not forget the rest of the cast. Mile's amazing parents, The Count and Countess Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan. You can't help but respect the Count, but it's Cordelia that you want to please. Oh, and Simon Illyan! How can anyone NOT like the old man. Over 50 years of intrigue and running an intelligence agency with a questionable inheritance of office system. LOVE!

And lastly, Lord Mark Vorkosigan. What can you say about Mark that wouldn't be highly conflicting and coming out sounding wrong? Mark is Miles legal brother, though he is Miles' clone. Raised as a weapon against the Vorkosigan and being forced to be like Miles and not himself.... Mark have a Thing when it comes to Miles. Not the friendly thing, but more like a hate Thing though that does get resolved. Despite everything, you can't help but love the fat (a way to deal), greedy (successful), little (in order to look like Miles) man.

LOVE this SERIES!!!!!

*runs off to read Paladin of Souls*

[EDIT: And I can't believe I had forgotten Ivan "You idiot" Vorpatril. LOVE the MAN! LOVE! Even if he's forever stuck in the phase of 16-yr-old teenager. But how can you not love a man who's just so idiotically likable (but seriously he isn't stupid, Ivan have moments of sheer brilliance, it is just that he's an idiot).]


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