Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold

July 5, 2004 at 12:00 am | Posted in 4 stars, Book Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

This is a book that reviews itself. If you haven’t read any of the Miles books, start with Warrior’s Apprentice and see what you think. If you don’t like them, probably you should give this a pass. If you do like them, definitely read it. Let’s face it. The Miles books are pretty boilerplate stuff. So far Bujold has been remarkably consistent in mixing together decent characterization, clever writing, and some fun tropes. It’s not Faulkner, but I like it. I’m a sucker for secret identity stories done right, and Bujold is very good. These stories (it’s three stories collected under–I’ll say something negative at last–a cursory and redundant framing device) are a little bit darker than what went before, but it’s nothing really out of the ordinary. Miles remains the supreme con artist with a conscience. Fun, light reading.

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