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Once a story starts to carry me, we build up some momentum together and when it’s good the pages flicker past without me really noticing It’s in this volume, but I can’t remember the name of it. No love for Cetaganda, because several decades ago, the Cetagandans ferociously attacked Miles’ home planet of Barrayar. Labyrinth – 5 stars.

Miles and his mercenaries are charged with smuggling one Marilican POW out of the camp, which is located inside a domed force field that is home to 30, POWs, mostly Marilicans, who are Barrayarian allies.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. My parents came to visit recently which sparked a infinitt scramble to tidy the old homestead, and the missing book turned up under a box of baby toys.

Just when all hope seemed lost, the dome suddenly flickered and disappeared. Jun 17, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: The Mountains of Mourning.

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Almost profound at times. The Mountains of Mourning is his investigation of an infanticide in his district’s own Dendarii Mountains. It occurs to me that there’s an apparent split between loyalty to people and loyalty to principle. He solves his problems by out thinking his opponents and outside of all boxes.

He hates the pain his disability causes him. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages. C’mon, you can’t argue that that’s pretty much Cordelia’s place in the Vorkosigan cosmology.


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. In the case of the novellas associated with Vorkosigan Saga, however, they have all proved well worth reading. Miles obviously knows what’s going on and what he’s there to do, but we readers don’t.

Miles is thrown into a prison dome by the Cetagandans to join other prisoners of war who have sunk into despair and some into depravity in sparse, barely legal conditions. Each of the three short stories in the collection “The Mountains of Mourning,” “Labyrinth,” and “The Borders of Infinity” are about pages long, very interesting, and very well done. 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.

The first story is a whodunit, that I reviewed separately. It’s sad but not horrific or angst-ridden. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Baron Vorkosigan decides that this is good learning opportunity for Miles, since the cause 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? I am prone to get quite attached to characters and want them to be immune from hardships as I would my dearest friends and loved ones, bunold that’s not life! I know the framing story was just tossed in as an excuse to publish these three novellas together, but it was fine and not at all intrusive.

Vorkosigan Saga Publication infinnity – 10 of 16 books. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Oois This is the 3rd story in the anthology of the same title. Plus we get to know new characters: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Another great story from the Vorkosigan Saga.

This planet’s unfiltered air smelled like rotten eggs.

The most notable aspect of this story is that it is not really funny like most of the Vorkosigan stories are. If the Miles Vorkosigan series was a video game, these would be the sidequests. This book is an anthology of three novellas about the life of the young Miles Vorkosigan.


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. As I mentioned in my recent review of Labrynth, the first story is set much earlier in the series, so I read it a while ago.

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I read this back in Borders of Infinity: Normally, I dislike reading short stories: Her pacing is good, too. What does that mean for his relationship with his mother?

Since I have been reading the series, I was okay, but it might take a while for newbies to catch on. I can’t help feeling the story would have been stronger without the comparisons to concentration camps. My memories of it turned out to not be entirely reliable — it’s not set on an ice moon prison, just a normal The Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold is a novella about Miles Vorkosigan and chronologically comes after Labyrinth, another novella.

So, instead of using his strength, he must survive with his wits. One of the biggest problem with modern series is to figure out the reading order. I’ve been reading this series in internal chronological order, but this was published in bujlod, near the beginning of the series, and I wish I had read it earlier because it’s greatly informed my understanding of Miles’s character.

Her pacing is good, too. Apr 23, Anurag Sahay rated it it was amazing.