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Paperback (Trade)

Original publication February 1996
3rd edition, 7th printing, January 2008
Paperback (Trade) price: $12.00

ISBN-13: 978-0-915368-53-2
ISBN-10: 0-915368-53-6
Page count: 272
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Paperback (Trade)

Original publication February 1996
3rd edition, 10th printing, March 2022
Paperback (Trade) price: $12.00
Weight: 1.35

ISBN-13: 978-0-915368-53-2
ISBN-10: 0-915368-53-6
Page count: 272
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Dreamweaver's Dilemma

This text relates to the 3rd edition • Paperback (Trade)

by Lois McMaster Bujold

Dreamweaver's Dilemma is the Boskone 33 book (1996) by Guest of Honor Lois McMaster Bujold. It contains two novellas which have never been published before—the title story "Dreamweaver's Dilemma" and "The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment"—plus the first hardcover appearance of "Mountains of Mourning," three of Lois's previously uncollected short stories, and four essays.

The book also includes an interview with Lois McMaster Bujold, a timeline of the Vorkosigan stories, genealogical notes, and a pronunciation guide by the book's editor, Suford Lewis.

The introduction is by noted writer — and Lois's childhood friend — Lillian Stewart Carl.

Table of Contents

  • Hegen Hub Wormhole Neighborhood by Suford Lewis [chart]
  • Through Darkest Adolescence with Lois McMaster Bujold or Thank You, But I Already Have a Life by Lillian Stewart Carl
  • The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment (previously unpublished)
  • Barter
  • Garage Sale
  • The Hole Truth
  • Dreamweaver's Dilemma (previously unpublished)
  • The Mountains of Mourning
  • My First Novel (essay)
  • Beyond Genre Barriers (essay)
  • The Unsung Collaborator (essay)
  • Allegories of Change: The "New" Biotech in the Eye of Science Fiction [essay]
  • Biolog (biography)
    • Awards
    • American Bibliography
  • Answers: Lois McMaster Bujold is interviewed by Suford Lewis
  • Miles Naismith Vorkosigan: His Universe and Times
  • Timelines by Suford Lewis
  • Towards a Genealogy of Lord Miles Vorkosigan and Other Persons of Interest by Suford Lewis
  • A Pronunciation Guide to Names and Places by Suford Lewis

Bujold photo

Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is considered today's leading proponent of character-driven adventure science fiction. Her chronicles of the Vorkosigan family have won her legions of admirers throughout the world. Her fantasy novel, The Spirit Ring, was published in 1993; another fantasy, The Curse of Chalion, was published by Eos in 2001. It was the first of a new series of connected novels that includes Paladin of Souls. She is currently working on additions to her universes.

Bob Eggleton

Dustjacket artist Bob Eggleton received the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist at the 1994 World Science Fiction Convention in Winnipeg. He was Official Artist at Boskone 23 in 1986, was presented with the Jack Gaughan Award for Emerging Artist in 1988, and elevated to the rank of Fellow of NESFA in 1995.

Edited by Suford Lewis
Introduction by Lillian Stewart Carl
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Cover design by Suford Lewis

Other NESFA Press titles by Lois McMaster Bujold

Borders of InfinityBorders of Infinity

Dreamweaver’s DilemmaDreamweaver’s Dilemma

The Vor GameThe Vor Game

The Warrior’s ApprenticeThe Warrior’s Apprentice

Ethan of AthosEthan of Athos

Brothers in ArmsBrothers in Arms


Shards of HonorShards of Honor

Falling FreeFalling Free