Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
There's an accident to the ship's engines.. A good part of the book details how the escapees have to recreate the hyperspace generator on the ship after it gets shattered.
Yes. Other colours include yellow for environmental and blue for life support.
Steal a jumpship.. Although they did consider contacting the authorities the degree of genetic engineering involved in their creation made the youngsters fearful of the consequences.
The Cay Habitat.. Cay Habitat, after the names of the (now deceased) progenitor of the project.
Van Atta was a useless engineer and promoting him would get him out of harm's way.. While Van Atta clearly has a bureaucratic mindset, it was to get him away from a situation where he could cause harm that Leo recommended him for management.
Beta Colony releases an artificial gravity generator.. Even back this far in time, Beta Colony was the technological centre of the galaxy.
|Leo's been tasked to teach a group of youngsters engineering techniques. What's special about this group?||Lois Bujold - Falling Free
They have been genetically engineered for zero gee conditions.. The group don't start off being criminals. The rest of the galaxy would see what was done to them as being criminal!
No. There's no evidence that Beta Colony is a dictatorship, but Steady Eddie seems short on voters!
The Betans had developed the Mirror Shield that reflected the Barrayaran weapons back at them.. Let's hear it for Betan technology. Cordelia commanded a convoy escort before being taken prisoner.
Nilesan.. Radnov's a political officer, while Bothari isn't entirely sane.
Admiral.. He'd been an admiral, but policy differences led to a substantial drop in rank. During the invasion of Escobar, he's been promoted back up to Commodore.
Escobar.. Not even the Barrayarans were stupid enough to attack Beta Colony or Earth and they already controlled Komarr.
200 kilometers.. Two hundred kilometers, which Aral reckons he could cover in a couple of days but circumstances conspire against them.
Nerve Disruptor.. If only it had been a stunner, or even a blaster. As it was, Dubauer sort of survived being shot...
The Barrayarans.. If there's one thing the Vorkosiganverse is short on it's aliens...
Betan Astronomical Survey.. Cordelia can't be employed by Barrayar even if she'd wanted to cause she's a girl and the Barrayarans don't believe in employing girls.
Commander.. We learn why she's still at this lowly rank during the rest of the book.
Bothari.. Cordelia ordered Bothari to execute the pretender with the sword stick she had bought for Koudelka. The pretender was quite surprised by her bloodthirstiness!
|The attack on Vorkosigan House was soon subsumed in a civil war. Who was the leader of the rebels?||Lois Bujold - 'Barrayar'
Vordarian.. Droushnakovi was Cordelia's bodyguard, and female to boot so wouldn't have had the power base.
|The second attack on Aral Vorkosigan was an attack on him at home. What was the weapon this time?||Lois Bujold - 'Barrayar'
Poison gas.. The soltoxin gas failed to harm Aral or Cordelia. Piotr Miles proved less lucky though.
|Vordarian tries to cause a breach between Cordelia and Aral by bringing some old history. What was it?||Lois Bujold - 'Barrayar'
Aral had had a homosexual affair.. Vordarian's little bombshell rather backfired - Cordelia was from Beta Colony, hopelessly licentious by Barrayaran standards.
No. The Emperor's Birthday is on the day of the current emperor's actual birthday, so over a century you'll be unlikely to have the same emperor.
A sonic grenade.. The sonic grenade was from old stock, which was the only reason he remained alive.
Two.. Initially she thought she'd have two, just like the limit back home on Beta. She's startled to see women with families of ten children walking through the city streets. Not that she had any intention of having that number herself!
Swear fealty.. Cordelia isn't sure whether it was merely oversight that she hadn't been asked to swear an oath to Ezar, or unexpected compassion.
Radiation damage from the Cetagandan occupation.. The Cetagandan occupation had occurred a generation before Aral's birth. Rather surprisingly, the backward Barrayarans managed to kick high tech Cetaganda off their planet. To be fair, the main textual evidence comes from the book that immediately precedes this in the series, 'Shards of Honour'.
Regent.. He does become prime minister, but that's quite a bit later.
Vorloupulous' Law. I don't think it's actually called Vorloupulous' Law, but he's the precedent case. A Bararrayan Count is not allowed more than twenty armed followers. Miles had over 5,000...
Elena Visconti.. Elena Visconti had been a... guest aboard the Barrayaran flagship at the same time as Cordelia but Bothari wasn't her saviour...
The Oseran Mercenaries.. The Oseran Mercenaries became the Dendarii Mercenaries after the, ah, change in management.
Rico's Roughnecks are a military squad in 'Starship Troopers'.
Three times. Twice from his grandfather and once from himself, though no-one else knows of this.