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Hardcover (Trade)

Original publication June 1988
2nd edition, 1st printing, October 2017
Hardcover (Trade) price: $26.00
Weight: 1.68

ISBN-13: 978-1-61037-335-7
ISBN-10: 1-61037-335-9
Page count: 288
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Falling Free

This text relates to the 2nd edition • Hardcover (Trade)

by Lois McMaster Bujold

Falling Free is the earliest novel (internal chronology) set in the "Vorkosigan" universe. Among other plot elements, it explains the origin of the Quaddies whose society will play a major role in the later novel Diplomatic Immunity.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Jim McMaster)
  • Falling Free (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  • A Tribute to Robert C. McMaster (Robert I. Jaffee)
  • Editor's Notes (Suford Lewis)

NOTE: Jim McMaster, a consultant and expert in titanium, is Lois's brother. Robert C. McMaster, formerly of the Welding Engineering Department at Ohio State Universe, was Lois's father.

An audio tape version of Falling Free is available from The Reader's Chair.

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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.

Edited by Suford Lewis
Introduction by Tim McMaster
A Tribute to Robert C. McMaster (Robert I. Jaffee)
Cover art by David Seeley
Cover design by Alice N. S. 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