The Borders of Infinity (Vorkosigan Saga)

The Borders of Infinity (Vorkosigan Saga)

by Lois McMaster Bujold
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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