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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Aug 10, Nathan rated it it was amazing. 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.
Surprisingly sad in the end, and the cause of it felt a bit unnecessary to me, but maybe that’s because it was so sudden and I’m guessing that was probably part of the author’s point View all 4 comments. The only downside to the book is that the three stories, though published in this one book, take place between different sets of the major books. Insisting on being on the last shuttle bordefs, Miles was almost killed by the resurgent Cetagandan prison guards who managed to decapitate Lieutenant Murka with plasma fire.
The prisoners have become animals to the point where they travel in packs, preying on those who are too weak to resist. This one comes right after Labrynth. His values are sound, his friendships true, and his escapades alternatively fascinating, worrisome, and hilarious.
The Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
Hastily rearranging the plan, Miles decided to follow the spirit of his contract rather than to deliver the catatonic Tremont to Illyan. I just feel so much of infinitj world is being wasted by essentially throwaway action stories, which though entertaining, I struggle to fully connect beyond the superficial. He didn’t need to.
Miles is in a crappy PoW camp, surrounded by death and brutality, and outside of the camp watching Cetagandans have total control over their lives. Bujold uses the opportunity to show us another side of war, which has at most only been hinted at in previous books. I had a feeling that I knew what was going on from the beginning, but as always, the getting there was an enjoyable ride.
Though Bujold never falls into excessive gruesomeness, it still wasn’t my kind of story. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Though things progress, actions rarely feel they have more than immediate consequences, and I wish we just got more progression of the loiss and the world rather than just Bordrrs as a character.
Brothers in Arms Vorkosigan Saga. In “Labyrinth”, we are exposed to a very personal encounter with the products of Jackson’s Whole’s amoral genetic engineering infinitj and learn the background of Taura.
She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. Lists with This Book. It certainly is an entertaining adventure in the Miles Vorkosigan saga, which I thin Originally published as a novella, this is the story of Miles infiltrating a Cetagandan prisoner of war camp to break the prisoners out.
In a domed prison with no privacy and having complete control over their air, temperature, food, waste, clothing, sex, and hygiene Apr 27, Jamie Hansen rated infijity really liked it. Imagine somebody wrote an excellent trilogy with a perfect ending. A buddy read with Choko and Maria. It was certainly slightly more emotionally resonating than the previous novella, but still, I’m looking forward to finally returning to the main plotline.
Convincing Suegar he was the “other one” that the scripture mentioned, he set mcmastdr organising the camp into the ” Reformation Army “, a pseudo-spiritual outfit dedicated to restoring order in the camp.
Jun 22, Joanka rated it really liked it Shelves: So if they are so good why only 4 stars? As I continue on with the series, I’m finding the fact that the books are all standalone more frustrating then enjoyable. I know I keep saying this, but this is one of my favorite sci-fi stories of all time, and I just love that it’s a ridiculously long series. Jun 17, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Labyrinth – the rescue of Taura!
Labyrinth is 3 novels after the first story in this collection. After getting his ass kicked several more times, Miles once again figures out a way to stay alive and charm his way into completing his mission!
Oct 31, Maria Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: They are being treated as a social experiment, being mastered by pushing and prodding, insisting hatred, distrust, and most of all, despair. Books by Lois McMaster Bujold.
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This story also introduces a character that will play a much larger role in later novels such as Mirror Dance. As his first independent assignment Miles investigated an infanticide.
Yes, I know that sounds more like the Purgatorio than the Inferno, but, you know, it’s still Dante. Apr 08, Alison rated it liked it Shelves: 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 infinityy framing story that seems a bit thin in terms of logistics and character motivation, but works well enough to link them all together.
Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
However, if you manage to read these infiniy before the rest of his chronology, you’ll be rewarded with some great callbacks and tie-ins later on. Apr 26, Amyiw rated it liked it Shelves: Guards never enter the sphere. Overall, this is a solid instalment in the Vorkosigan Saga and one that works pretty well as a standalone story.