Hi all --
The new Vorkosiverse book, henceforth to be titled CryoBurn, is finished and turned in to Baen.
To recap information mentioned previously, 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. About 103,000 words, in twenty chapters and an epilogue.
The book is, tentatively, on the Baen publication schedule for late 2010, probably November.
bests, Lois. (drained but pleased.)
It seem Lois has been watching a lot of anime lately.