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November 19th, 2004

Great . . . First he thought I was insubordinate. Now he just thinks I'm crazy. Whoever I am. [Nov. 19th, 2004|07:10 am]
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[Current Music |The Arrival and the Union]

Goaded, Miles snapped, "Dammnit, sir, what would you have of me? The Dendarii are as much Barrayaran troops as any who wear the Emperor's Uniform, even if they don't know it. They are my assigned charge. I cannot neglect their urgent needs even to play to the part of Lieutenant Vorkosigan."

Galeni rocked back in his chair, his eyebrows shooting up. "Play the part of Lieutenant Vorkosigan? Who do you think you are?"

"I'm . . . " Miles fell silent, seized by a sudden vertigo, like falling down a defective lift tube. For a dizzy moment, he could even make sense of the question. The silence lengthened.

Galeni folded his hands on his desk with an unsettled frown. His voice went mild. "Lose track, did you?"

"I'm . . . " Miles's hands opened helplessly.

. . .

"Your logic has a few glaring weaknesses," sneered Galeni. . . . "Having Admiral Naismith's corpse on my hands would be just as embarrassing as having Lord Vorkosigan's. Schizoid or no, not even you can compartmentalize yourself to that extent."

"I am not schizoid," Miles bit off. "A little manic-depressive, maybe," he admitted in afterthought.

Galeni's lips twitched. "Know thyself."

"We try, sir."

Galeni paused, then chose perhaps wisely to ignore that one.

Brothers in Arms" Lois McMaster Bujold, Baen, 1989
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Pro Gloria Feri Lateris & Pro Gloria Primi [Nov. 19th, 2004|07:24 am]
oldcharliebrown
I'm still working on the following, but I expect them all out by the beginning of December:

Punktown (expanded edition), Jeffrey Thomas
http://www.geocities.com/saw76/punktown.jpg

The Complete Timuras, Allan Cole
http://www.geocities.com/saw76/timuras.jpg

Gunning for the Buddha, Michael Jasper
http://store1.yimg.com/I/shocklines_1806_6330253

Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer, Darrell Schweitzer
http://store1.yimg.com/I/shocklines_1817_684171

Shadow Kingdoms, Robert E. Howard
http://store1.yimg.com/I/shocklines_1817_14799861

The last is actually available, as we took possession yesterday.

Sean
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