Cover of the first edition
|Author||Lois McMaster Bujold|
|Followed by||A Civil Campaign|
Komarr is a 1998 science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold. It is a part of the Vorkosigan Saga, and is the twelfth full-length novel in publication order. It was included in the 2008 omnibus Miles in Love.
In his new role as Imperial Auditor, Miles Vorkosigan finds himself on Komarr, a planet with which his family has a long and bloody association. He is there to perform top-secret investigations related to the ongoing effort to terraform the planet, and when a solar power satellite vital to the process is damaged in a collision with an ore freighter he must discover if it was an accident or sabotage. In doing so, Miles uncovers a far greater and more dangerous conspiracy, one which threatens the entire Barrayaran Empire, as well as falling in love with the wife of a government official. In a departure from the style of the previous Vorkosigan books, much of Komarr is narrated from the point of view of Ekaterin Vorsoisson, Miles's love interest.
Komarr has had a positive reception from reviewers. Writing for Tor.com, Jo Walton stated that "The plot of Komarr is one of the best and tightest in the series...it’s a perfect mystery, with all the clues in plain sight for a re-read but cleverly misdirected. It also has plausible villains who think of themselves as heroes", and Nicki Gerlach stated in her review for The SF Site that "if this book is any indication of what's to come, it's a chapter in which I'll be very interested indeed."