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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Borders of Infinity was originally published as a stand-alone novella in the llis Free Lancers in September It was then included in infinitj novel Borders of Infinity October For the novel, Ms.
Bujold added a short “framing story” that tied the three novellas together by setting up each as a flashback that Miles experiences while recovering from bone-replacement surgery. Fictionwise is publishing these novellas separately, but we decided to leave in Ms. Bujold’s short framing story for those who may mmaster wish to read the other two novellas he Mountains of Mourning and Labyrinth.
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Be the first to ask a question about The Borders of Infinity. Lists with This Book. Sep 24, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: I dunno, I’m just not feeling too inspired to write a review, it’s like I’m forcing myself infinigy. I don’t think so. I should be able to write an interesting review about this – interesting to me at least.
I wish there were a Miles here on Goodreads, I’d put him in charge. View all 10 comments. Mar 13, Choko rated it really liked it Infiniyy Have I mentioned I hate the Catagendans? I HATE their guts! Those heartless bastards have not an iota of human empathy or understanding of others’ struggles or emotions.
Actually, I think they consider all others beneath their notice, so why would they empathize with worthless beings??? Their disrespect for their opponents is well exhibited in the way they treat their prisoners of war. In a domed prison with no privacy and having mcnaster control over their air, temperature, food, waste, clothing, sex, and hygiene They are being treated as a social experiment, being mastered by pushing and prodding, insisting hatred, distrust, and most of all, despair.
From the moment Miles is thrown in the dome, the sense of apathy and hopeless surrender overwhelm him. Then he gets his ass kicked, but that is only the beginning of his stint a Catagendan jail. Then he meets a possibly bukold “prophet” who decides that Miles is his second in command, as written in the “scripture”. Being the two crazies in the place they are not well liked by the rest of the prisoners. After getting his ass bordwrs several more times, Miles once again figures out a way to stay alive and charm his way into completing his mission!
The boy is brilliant bkjold not a little crazy brave: Miles might be his father’s son, but he gets his genius from his mother’s genetic material: Loved this book, love this author, love this series!
You guys have to give them a chance!!! Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many more wonderful books to come! View all 12 comments. Oct 10, Justine rated it really liked it Shelves: Normally I’m the kind of person who skips all the novellas and shorts and just sticks with the main series books.
In the case of the novellas associated with Vorkosigan Saga, however, they have all proved well worth reading. The Borders of Infinity is no exception. May 07, Kathleen rated it it was amazing Shelves: This Vorkosigan Saga is also published in a collection of three novellas which is redundantly dubbed Borders of Infinity.
I’m becoming fixated on Miles Vorkosigan, a brilliant mind in a brittle body. He’s nothing to look at, standing not five-feet tall in his boots, bujlld a skewed spine and bones mcmastwr easily break. At age 23, his face already bears the stigmata of pain. I love to see him outsmart and o This Vorkosigan Saga is also published in a collection of three novellas which is redundantly dubbed Borders of Infinity. I love to see him outsmart and out-bluff the big baddies.
I chuckle at his fascination with tall, strong-willed redheads. He’s a softy with a temper, an impulsive tyrant with boundless energy and ideas. His values are sound, his friendships true, and his escapades alternatively fascinating, worrisome, and hilarious. Bujold does death fairly well — the grief, the loss, the guilt and sorrow. Some die in this one, too!
Borders of Infinity, Lois McMaster Bujold
This particular novella, Borders of Infinity is aptly named, given the spherical setting, and given that it feels almost profound at times. Philosophy, theology, and human mcmastrr overlap with technology and In this book, Miles goes undercover as a Marilacan prisoner-of-war, allowing himself to be captured by the Cetagandans, who have invaded and occupied Marilaca. He is needed on the front lines — the war isn’t over. No love for Cetaganda, because several decades ago, the Cetagandans ferociously attacked Miles’ home norders of Barrayar.
Vor warriors, including his grandfather Piotr Vorkosigan, ousted them after years of grim battle. He quickly learns to hate his new digs. Within five minutes, his standard issue clothing, cup, and mat are gone, leaving him bruised, bleeding, and naked but for a hat loved the hat scene, with Beatrice.
There is no escaping the other inmates. It’s all open space. The dome-shaped infinitu is actually a borers sphere, but the bottom half is underground. Like a gigantic ping-pong ball, this biosphere has it’s own climate. More accurately, it has no weather, no changing seasons, no sky, no stars, no sun or wind. Guards never enter the sphere. Ration bars appear twice a day, almost by magic.
The sense of isolation is intense, but yet video monitors are recording everything the prisoners do and say. The conditions are terrible, yet somehow they FULLY meet the intergalactic prison standards, keeping to the letter of the law scrupulously.
Do the Cetagandans ever get nailed for their mendacity and lose their “good prison” status? While in prison, Miles is loie, trampled, and nearly murdered. The troops have become lawless gangs. They’ve forgotten who the real enemy is — the Cetagandans.
Miles intends to remind them, but first he must gain the trust of a few ringleaders. Thankfully, one frail old soldier-prophet believes in him: Oliver glanced, oddly enough, at Suegar. He’s the One, all right and tight. In a fascinating and courageous display of brains over brawn, Miles wins their trust and whips the whole lot into shape. Admittedly, he rues a few foolish inginity, but by the time he’s been at Dagoola IV for only three weeks these apathetic, disorderly, and even thuggish POWs see themselves as bujol again.
Well, okay, some are merely “human” again. Some of the time.
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But a sizable birders of them might even be eager to fight Cetaganda again — if they could only get out of the damned dome! They warily yet hopefully trust Miles, but nobody ever dreams what a surprise he has up his sleeve, or how their daily drills for ration bars would serve another purpose.
Half the fun was figuring it out. Not that I succeeded. We see several secondary characters from prior books, including his beloved Dendarii Mercenaries, which I bujlod.
Plus we get to know new characters: Suegar the lonely prophet, Tris and Beatrice, warrior-leaders of the female gang, bukold Sergeant Oliver, the cynical commando. Also, Pitt and Pitt’s lieutenant. Since I have been reading the series, I was okay, but it might take a while for newbies to catch on.