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Book Review: Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Ms. Bujold wrote a series of novels about the high-pressure life of Miles Vorkosigan, and his lazy side-kick ‘Ivan You Idiot.’  Ivan is actually pretty smart, but he is surrounded by brilliant over-achievers who leave him in the shadow.  It brings to mind that horrible report card comment:

“Ivan is doing fairly well, but he could do even better if only he lived up to his potential.”

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Tags: genre: romance, genre: science fiction
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