SO THE THREAD HAS PASSED 30,000 VIEWS. 30,071 in fact!
I don’t know why it is so high. Mostly lurkers though.
I have finally written a review of what I think is the best Bujold book.
A lot of problems have arisen in the world because people don’t have the right attitude about science. Actually lots of science fiction perpetuates the wrong attitude about science. Bujold’s father was an engineer and apparently she got saturated with sci-fi as a kid. But I think her stuff has the right attitude.
The political aspect of our global warming problem is an example of faulty attitudes about science. I am not sure our schools that supposedly teach science are really solving the problem. They usually act as though everybody isn’t supposed to know it and that it is reserved for an elite so they pretend it is more difficult than it actually is. I wonder what a planet full of Vulcans would have been doing about global warming by 2000.
I picked Komarr as the best book because of the physics and technology described in the plot.
Her entire Vorkosigan series is available for free on the net if you can handle e-reading.
I did a mini-review of the series also.
Komarr centers on an incident which could easily be compared to 9/11. Good thing that it was written before that nonsense. Ye Olde Newtonian Physics!