The Mountains of Mourning, by Lois McMaster Bujold

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The Mountains of Mourning, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Postby Omphalos » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:37 am


Another relatively new foray for me in SF are the novels and stories of Lois McMaster Bujold, particularly the Vorkosigan saga. I stayed away from it for so long because it won so many awards, including multiple Hugo Awards for best novels. Yes, I do tend to think that works that have so much popular appeal must necessarily suck, but with these books I have been pleasantly surprised. This book won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. Bujold seems to be using each book to explore different literary themes and genres, though all of them are rooted in an SF tradition. This book, The Mountains of Mourning, is a long SF novella with strong mystery elements to it. It is very deep and has quite a bit to say about a number of socially relevant topics. Please click here or on the cover above to see the entire review
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