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Bujold, Lois M.
book-date: 1996
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N.E.S.F.A. Press
Trade paperback
Bob Eggleton

VG+ to near-Fine

Tight and square, age tanning is negligible (good paper) - this looks new/unread. There is a 2" area of faint scuffing/scribble near top of front cover (in middle of "Dreamweaver" of title) - that may not show up in scan (tends to be visible in angled light.)

The 1996 Boskone Guest-of-Honor book by Lois McMaster Bujold: Dreamweaver's Dilemma - a collection of stories and essays/articles. Even though it takes up 2/3 of the book by pagecount, I consider the fiction to be the minor part of the book - 2 previoiusly unpublished novelets, 3 early stories, and a reprint of a novella that one could call Bujold's "master" piece: the Hugo and Nebula award-winning "The Mountains of Mourning" - a piece that shows Bujold's strengths (but is also in 3 or more other books by her.) The treat for me was the "peek under the mask" provided by the 4 essays/aricles which originally appeared in places most readers would not have seen. Included in passsing is an explanation for her prolific first year which had 3 books published 4 months apart. She didn't write them that fast - just kept shopping-around the fist 2 books as each was finished, and started the next. When she finally found a buyer/publisher - they took all 3 novels she had.

(Introduction by Lillian Stewart Carl)

The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment
Garage Sale
The Hole Truth
Dreamweaver's Dilemma
The Mountains of Mourning
My First Novel essay/article
Beyond Genre Barriers essay/article
The Unsung Collaborator essay/article
The Allegories of Change essay/article
("Awards" & "American Bibliography") - BioLog by Lois McMaster Bujold (from Analog
(Interviews, Timeline, Genealogy, Pronunciation Guide - by Suford Lewis}

"The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment" and "Dreamweaver's Dilemma" were new to the 1996 Boskone hardcover. Original appearances for the rest range from 1986 to 1992 - in Twilight Zone (2), American Fantasy, Analog, Bulletin of the SF. Writers of America, Ohio Writer, Lan's Lantern {fanzine}, New Destinies (Volume 8: Fall,1989.)