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Old 02-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #55
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
That's just a rather silly cover. The girl in blue is doing a "I've painted myself blue and I'm dancing around the room so stop paying attention to her and pay attention to me" dance.
Spoiler:
The girl in blue is genetically engineered to be a top-flight dancer/acrobat and a member of a dance troupe in different jewel colors. How and why is a plot point. The other girl is her half sister who wants nothing more than a quiet life on an island paradise.


The dude on the cover lives a low-key life as a first-class slacker (out of self-defense--his family is composed of galactic-class schemers and over-achievers). And politics on Barrayar is a blood sport. The fun is watching him have to actually exercise his native talent without ruining his rep.
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