Vorkosigan Saga

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The Vorkosigan Saga is a series of science fiction novels and short stories by American author Lois McMaster Bujold. Most of them concern Miles Vorkosigan, an aristocrat from the planet Barrayar who is born with crippling physical disabilities, the result of a failed assassination attempt aimed at his parents. Though his frailties are gradually mended, his physical development is severely affected and, as an adult, he is a bit misshapen and no taller than an adolescent boy. As a result, he has to deal with the deeply ingrained prejudice against mutants on his native world (though he is not one himself). Despite this, his nearly pathological determination and high intelligence, aided by his supportive parents and their high social rank, enable him to fashion an extraordinary military and civilian career in the Barrayaran Empire.

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