Signed by the author on the title page. Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. When one of their cryocorps - a company whose job it is to shepherd its frozen patrons into an unknown future - attempts to expand into the Barrayaran Empire, the emperor sends Miles Vorkosigan to check things out. Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of generation past repair. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping - something is rotten on Kibou-daini. And Miles is in the middle - of trouble!
Awards: ♦ Finalist for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Novel, 412 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC