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Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Borders of Infinity (original 1989; edition 1989)

by Lois McMaster Bujold (Author)

Series: Vorkosigan: Publication Order (6 - short stories 3a,5a,5b), Vorkosigan: Chronological Order (8 - short stories 4a,7a,7b)

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The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In "The Mountains of Mourning," Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In "Labyrinth," Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson's Whole ...… (more)
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Title:Borders of Infinity
Authors:Lois McMaster Bujold (Author)
Info:Baen (1989), Edition: First Edition, 320 pages
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Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)

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  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
2021 review:
I have read all the 3 novellas that comprise this volume before but have never read this book which has (as Bujold herself says) a sketchy framework tying them together. Having encountered these stories before, I found that they were better in the omnibus configuration without the framework. For readers who haven't read any of this series already, this book might be a good introduction (though personally I like starting with Cordelia in "Shards of Honor"). ( )
  leslie.98 | Apr 27, 2021 |
This rating is for the short story Borders of Infinity. A bit more serious than labyrinth and an ok read ( )
  Andorion | Feb 6, 2021 |
Borders of Infinity is a short story in which Miles is, without explanation, dropped into a Cetagandan POW camp. The Cetagandans meticulously stick to the letter of international treaties with regards to the treatment of POWs, but still manage to foster a Lord of the Flies-like environment for the prisoners. Of course, it's up to Miles to use his fast-talking and disregard for his own personal safety to talk his way to the top of the prisoner hierarchy. Toward the end of the story, we're taken out of the dark as the author reveals why Miles is really there, and integrates the story into the larger picture. While I did enjoy the ending and finally figuring out what the heck was going on, for most of the story I found myself both confused about the circumstances and incredulous about Miles' travails. This one wasn't my favorite of the series, to be sure. ( )
  Phrim | Jan 15, 2021 |
Short stories, slightly awkward if you want to read in chronological order since at least one, Weatherman, should be inserted early in the series. ( )
  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
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Bujold, Lois McMasterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deen, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In "The Mountains of Mourning," Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In "Labyrinth," Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson's Whole ...

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