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Borders of Infinity
     

Borders of Infinity

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by Lois McMaster Bujold
 

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A NEW EDITION OF A COLLECTION OF LANDMARK NOVELLAS IN THE VORKOSIGAN SAGA. NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR WITH 2.5 MILLION BOOKS IN PRINT.

Three Miles Vorkosigan Adventures! "The Mountains of Mourning" is a Hugo & Nebula award-winning novella. Just after graduating from military academy, Ensign Miles must take on one of his duties as a

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A NEW EDITION OF A COLLECTION OF LANDMARK NOVELLAS IN THE VORKOSIGAN SAGA. NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR WITH 2.5 MILLION BOOKS IN PRINT.

Three Miles Vorkosigan Adventures! "The Mountains of Mourning" is a Hugo & Nebula award-winning novella. Just after graduating from military academy, Ensign Miles must take on one of his duties as a Barrayaran Vor Lord by acting as detective and judge in a back-country murder case. In "Labyrinth," Miles travels to Jackson's Whole on a covert mission for Barrayar as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith. His mission to rescue a top research geneticist is complicated by the doctor's insistence that one of his experimental creatures be destroyed first. "The Borders of Infinity" finds Miles in a Cetagandan prison camp. But why is he there? How does he handle captivity? And will he make it out alive?

About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
"The pace is breathless, the characterization thoughtful and emotionally powerful, and the author's narrative technique and command of language compelling. Highly recommended."—Booklist

"[The Warrior's Apprentice] would work just fine . . . as the introduction to the series as a whole. I suspect that anybody who reads one will be as charmed as I was and want to pick up the rest."—SF Site

"If you love solid space opera rooted in strong character, you can't go wrong . . . The Warrior's Apprentice already displays the craft and the heart which would soon make Lois McMaster Bujold one of the most feted talents in SF."—SF Reviews

About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity:
“Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes . . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly

The Vorkosigan Series in Story-based Chronological Order
Falling Free
Shards of Honor
Barrayar
The Warrior's Apprentice
The Vor Game
Cetaganda
Ethan of Athos
Borders of Infinity
Brothers in Arms
Mirror Dance
Memory
Komarr
A Civil Campaign
Diplomatic Immunity
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Cryoburn
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Reader's Chair continues its inexorable and much appreciated march through the Bujold canon with this latest rendition of the 1989 collection of three Vorkosigan adventures. The first and most successful story, "The Mountains of Mourning," is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning tale that finds Miles dispatched by his emperor father to investigate an infanticide in a rural and provincially minded region. In "Labyrinth," Miles covertly travels to wild Jackson's Whole as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith on an undercover mission to extract an important research geneticist who mandates the destruction of his last surviving experimental creature as a condition of his departure. In the title story, Miles infiltrates a Cetagandan prison and performs a memorable poetic dance before women. A thread that works better in print than on audio is the dialog between Miles and Simon Illyan, chief of Barrayar's Imperial Security, which introduces each story. Here, it is confusing, abrupt, and unnecessary. Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan, as they have so often in the past with Bujold's work, once again assert their sure and confident narrative control over the material. Essential for all sf collections.--Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476781938
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/03/2017
Series:
Vorkosigan Saga , #7
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
269,272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

A science fiction legend, Lois McMaster Bujold has won six Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Her Miles Vorkosigan saga is a massively popular science fiction mainstay. Her many New York Times bestsellers including previous series entries Cryoburn, Diplomatic Immunity and Captain Vorpatril's Alliance. The mother of two, Ms. Bujold lives in Minneapolis.

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Borders of Infinity 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Burky More than 1 year ago
This is the story that started me reading Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series. Miles, with stunted growth and weak bones, is nevertheless a highly capable officer - commanding a small fleet of kinda-sorta-mercenaries. He has taken on the job of rescuing someone critical from an enemy prisoner of war camp - so, he sends in his most adaptable and inventive agent - himself. The camp is escape proof and miserable. The guards, by policy, make life as bad as possible for the POWs, within the letter of the interstellar treaty. Everything Miles does for his mission can be seen by the enemy guards. This is a story of cleverness opposed to brutality, apathy AND cleverness. As always, Lois writes very engaging, original plots drawn with deep characterization. This may be kinda-sort-of-a military science fiction story but it sure isn't typical and will be a great read for anyone. Try this, cheap. If you like it, I'd recommend either of the good series starting points: "Cordelia's Honor" or "Warrior's Apprentice." There's a LOT of variety in the series - it's never the same-old-same-old. And, did I mention, Lois McMaster Bujold has been my favorite author for the last 20 or so years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Part of the Vorkosigan saga, the story drops you into the action as Miles becomes a Cetagandan prisoner of war. Clever plot development, combining intelligence, humor, and military tactics. The events that unfold are pivotal in understanding Miles' character and values in later novels, but this story stands strongly on its own for its exploration of primal needs, morality, and heroism. I've reread the story several times, and appreciate it every time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Boarders of Infinity is not the book to begin your 'Bujold following', but when you do get to it, this one is a kicker! The three short stories that cover close to four years of Miles Vorkosigans's life will leave any reader breathless. This was another Bujold book I read twice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though all the books in the Vorkosigan Saga pretty much stand alone, this compilation of novellas originally found in magazines such as 'Analog' serves as a good introduction to the series. It's a great read. Chock full of humor, drama, and thrills.
chocofan More than 1 year ago
I have loved all but one of the Vorkosigan novels and will add to my nook library whenever they are for sell. I love the humor and the story line