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Ethan of Athos - Lois McMaster Bujold Not enough Miles! (Actually, no Miles, at all, beyond a couple mentions of his name.)

I was amused by the idea of the monks of Mt Athos founding a colony world, and using reproductive technology to ensure that only male babies would be born. My hopes that Bujold would at least touch on the issues of a world that entirely negates the value of the female half of the human equation were not met, which is one reason I couldn't rate the book any higher. It was an ok story, but more like an extended short story than a novel. None of the characters felt compelling, and the plot and villians were pretty lackluster. Only one use of "sardonic", though, so that's an improvement.