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June 20th, 2007, 11:55 AM
Hi all,

I am in a bit of a bind. A few years ago I lost many of my treasured SF book collection (divorce happens!) and am slowly rebuilding the collection. I am after the title and/or author of 2 books of which I can only remember the plot.

The first is:

Chap finds a genetic seed ship that only he controls, and then tries to help civilisations and planets by engineering creatures to help them. The book was called '[somthing] voyaging' I think.

The second is:

Member of aristocracy wants to join the space navy or some such but has a degenerative bone disease and fails the pass in tests. On route home is hijacked by pirates and then joins and subsequently takes them over.

Sorry that the details are vague, any help would be very helpful.


June 20th, 2007, 12:09 PM
The second book (actually series) is the great Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold.

June 20th, 2007, 12:30 PM

Many thanks, I shall get onto Amazon right now. Again, thanks!

June 20th, 2007, 12:42 PM
I found your other one it called Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin.

June 20th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Thanks again, I have already ordered 'Young Miles'. First edition, 32, bargin. Thanks again:)