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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He solves his problems by out thinking his opponents and outside of all boxes. Borders of Infinity 20 42 Nov 25, Vorkosigan Saga Publication 1 – 10 of 16 books.

Normally, I dislike reading short stories: I read this novella cover to cover, hitting the final I was in the last group to board my Southwest flight last night, so I knew there wouldn’t be any window seats left. Miles walks into a prison camp, friendless and naked. I do disagree with the characters’ sex lives; to me integrity requires monogamy with an official certificate. Miles seems to be taking a page out of the James Bond rulebook and having a different love interest in each book or story.

Oct 05, Austin Wright rated it really liked it. About Lois McMaster Bujold. It’s sad but not horrific or angst-ridden. He is lock Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny.

Okay, that was so much fun. Do the Cetagandans ever get nailed for their mendacity and lose their “good prison” status?

Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold

You don’t have to know anything much about Miles’s past to make sense bujoold this present and there are only a few oblique references to external events, the missing of which wouldn’t diminish the story, in my opinion. The sense of isolation is intense, but yet video monitors are recording everything the prisoners do and say.

Some deep and provocative thoughts in “The Mountains of Mourning”, as well as the classic murder-mystery plot, make that story probably my favorite, with the tragedy-laden eponymous prison camp story coming in second and “Labyrinth” in th A collection of three very different short stories from Miles Vorkosigan’s colourful military and political history, linked by a framing story that seems a bit thin in terms of logistics and character motivation, but bordwrs well enough to link them all together.


Oct 13, Carolyn rated it liked it Shelves: The most notable aspect of this story is that it is not really funny like most of the Vorkosigan stories are.

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I have complicated feelings about Miles and his disability because he’s disabled, but he’s also privileged. When he arrives, life in the camp is nasty and brutish in the extreme, despite the Cetagandans’ technical compliance with interstellar codes on the treatment of prisoners. Now without further ado the short plot discussions. Lois McMaster Bujold was born inthe daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction.

He’s a softy with a temper, an impulsive tyrant with boundless energy and ideas. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The Mountains of Mourning.

The easy way out is to write a prequel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The novella seemed really blocky cut into two parts, to be more precisehowever the book held my attention.

Retrieved from ” http: To ask other readers questions about The Borders of Infinityplease sign up. Realistic and grim, but it brought me to tears. Classic Miles, at his wily best! Quotes from Borders of Infinity. Because it’s a testament to the power of the Idea. The first one is a murder mystery on Barrayar, where Miles gets to unravel an infanticide case — that being a burning issue.

In this installment, he breaks out some POWs, but of course the real story as always is seeing the lessons he learns this time around. This is all fine, but some authors really go out of their way to complicate the matters even more.

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This story also introduces a character that will play a much larger role in later novels such as Mirror Dance. In “The Mountains of Mourning” we are taken into the Barryaran backwoods to see up close the culture of mutie-phobia that Miles grew up in and that formed the basis of his very difficult relationship with his grandfather. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


It is just so well done. Bujold is exceptionally talented when it comes to the short format of the novella. The plan almost immediately went awry when he found that all semblance of order amongst his fellow inmates had long since departed.

The dome-shaped prison is actually a complete sphere, but the bottom half is underground. In any case, Miles being clever is hardly something new for readers familiar with the character. This collection of novellas contain my favorite of all the Miles stories, the novella called The Mountains of Mourning. I especially appreciate how Bujold’s characters grow and learn over the course of the series. I absolutely love this story. My memories of it turned out to not be entirely reliable — it’s not set on an ice moon prison, just a normal crappy but almost habitable planet.

Now the author realized s he has not done with the trilogy universe, but nobody in their right mind would write a sequel to spoil that perfection I mentioned. Why I love it when it leaves me feeling like this, you might ask?

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Miles infiltrated a high security Cetagandian prison to help one very important for Barrayar Empire guy escape. In it, Miles wakes to find himself in Hell, no wait, a domed Cetagandan prison camp that might as well be. Miles victory is a triumph borsers the mind over the matter and it’s only at the end of the story where the full brilliance of his mind is revealed. See all reviews.