Wow, nice cover. Looks like Miles and Roic? standing on a balcony looking down at some sort of official building with fireworks above it.
A preliminary look at the preliminary cover… art by Dave Seeley, book to be published by Baen November, 2010.
Lois McMaster Bujold’s homepage
It is nothing less than a new Miles Novel! The Release date hasn’t showed up on Baen’s schedule yet but Lois says it will be November 2010. The Vorkosigan Saga is one of my favorite science fiction series. Miles is a really charming scoundrel, an interstellar spy and mercenary admiral. Welcome back Miles!
From Lois McMaster Bujold MySpace Page:
The story is an Auditorial investigation that takes place on a planet new to readers, called New Hope II or Kibou-daini. Miles is 39, to go by the very Miles-centered series chronology we’ve been using. The story uses three viewpoints: Miles, Roic, and a local lad named Jin. The general mode is mystery/thriller/technological-social exploration.