Borders of Infinity, written by Lois McMaster Bujold and published in by Baen Books, is a collection containing “The Mountains of Mourning”, “Labyrinth”, . Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. true. Review. Essential for all sf collections. –Library The Borders of Infinity (Vorkosigan Saga) by [Bujold, Lois McMaster]. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. Borders of Infinity (Vorkosigan Saga) [Lois McMaster Bujold] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A NEW EDITION OF A COLLECTION OF.

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Not that I succeeded. Thought I would be disappointed by three short, separate stories, but they fit well together and it wasn’t an issue. If you think it is depressing you are right. Also there’s nothing I love so much as a character pulled in two infiinty, caught between socialized expectations and their own desires. Published first published September The Borders of Infinity opens with Miles Vorkosigan thinking, “How could I have died and gone to hell without noticing the transition?

The politics were opaque to me because blrders last time I saw the Cetagandans we were floating around in bubbles looking at De las que no se pueden parar de leer. Baron Vorkosigan decides that this is good learning opportunity for Miles, since the bujo,d of the murder is related to folk superstitions about disabilities, and who better to deal with it than Miles with his brittle bones and bent spine?

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Due to a terrorist act Miles suffers from a degenerative bone disease in a society that views physical defects with disdain.

Normally, I dislike reading short stories: It’s a hell infiniyt an “a-ha! Not only is it ot to my understanding of Miles, it’s also a well-paced, clever story about political systems, human rights, and what it means to be a prisoner and what it means to be free, and how you can be both at the same time.


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? In the case of the novellas associated with Vorkosigan Saga, however, they have all proved well worth reading. In a fascinating and courageous display of brains over brawn, Miles wins their trust and whips the whole lot into shape. We saw wartime prisoners of the Barrayarans in Shards of Honour, but what we saw there wasn’t nearly as bleak as the situation in The Borders of Infinity which is not to say it couldn’t have been as bad in a Barrayaran rather than Cetagandan PoW camp, just that Cordelia and Aral didn’t allow it to be so.

This collection of short stories gives you a peek at how he developed over the years, and what some of the challenges he faced were.

Her work has been translated into over twenty languages.

Miles will always choose those things, and it’s a source of frustration with me because of course it’s only going to end badly, of course he’s only going to break himself in the trying. Bujold does a nice job with characterization and plot development. And if you read this as part of the novel Borders of Infinity you’ll see just how bbujold his convictions are and that despite all the lies and subterfuge his moral compass shows true North. It won the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novella in Where did Taura come from?

Miles continues to dazzle.

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The boy is brilliant and not a little crazy brave: But, folks, it’s the paragraph, and it sets the tone for the rest of the story. I don’t like the way things are run around here. The book makes you answer a very difficult question: Within five minutes, his standard issue clothing, cup, and mat are gone, leaving him bruised, bleeding, and naked but for a hat loved the hat scene, with Beatrice.

I just feel so much of this world is being wasted by essentially throwaway action stories, which though entertaining, I struggle to fully connect beyond the superficial.


There are a few Dante references also.

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Thirteen, fourteen, by God. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. I cut my teeth on Tom Swift, first editions I bought with lawn mowing income. However, the story itself that was there was solid and entertaining. And here we see that Vor part of him struggling against the part of him that hates pain, and I get it now.

An older fan-run site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, is here: The Cetagandans had been employing psychological brders to break the prisoner’s spirits.

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I don’t think so. The Vorkosigan Saga is adventurous space opera with some romantic relationships here and there.

They are being treated as a social experiment, being mastered by pushing and prodding, insisting hatred, distrust, and most of all, despair. The Borders of Infinity. Miles seems to be taking a page out of the James Bond rulebook and having a different love interest in each book or story.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Some deep and provocative thoughts in “The Mountains of Mourning”, as well as the classic murder-mystery plot, make that story probably infijity favorite, with the tragedy-laden eponymous prison camp story coming in second and “Labyrinth” in third Taura’s impulsive infinty to Miles in that story being one of the less plausible things Bujold has written, IMObut they’re all good reads.

And yet they’ve managed to find a way to slip past the cracks of those laws and torture their prisoners without ever laying a finger on them by letting the prisoners do the dirty work for them.