[LMB] Death Count

WalterStuartBushell proto at panix.com
Thu Jan 13 09:29:03 GMT 2022



> On Jan 13, 2022, at 12:54 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> This came at a tangent from a few posts here, but it's one of those
> things that suddenly bubbles to the top of your mind, and you wonder...
> 
> I wonder if we're counting Miles's deaths correctly.
> 
> The general comment is that he's died once, and next time he'd do it
> more permanently. But do we have the count correct?
> 
> I don't think his first birth counts, because they don't mention any
> revival at that point (although Cordelia dies - temporarily. So once again
> Miles is following in her footsteps with his later return from death).
> 
> He dies on JW, cryorevived, all of that. But after that comes another
> death. Naismith. The little Admiral is finished when Miles is fired from
> ImpSec. No wonder he reacts so strongly - it's not just embarrassment
> and regret, it's grief. That's the second death.
> 
> So his next effort will be three times and, presumably, the one he gets
> right (and permanent.) And I’m not thinking about that.

Ah, yes. Drabble #1 in which Mark realizes  that Lord Vorkosigan died 
at that moment and he had the suprised look of a man Mark had shot with
a nerve disrupter. That has to count especially if you are counting Naismith’s
death.

So he’s already died three times for Barrayar.


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