Dreamweaver's Dilemma

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Dreamweaver's Dilemma is a 1997 "omnibus", a book that is a collection of stories and essays by Lois McMaster Bujold[1]. The book was edited by Suford Lewis of Natick, Massachusetts.

"Dreamweaver's Dilemma" is also the name of a 34-page story including in the book.


Foreword and pre-material

The book contents include these introductory materials:

  • a diagram of the Hegen Hub Wormhole Neighborhood
  • a foreword by Lillian Stewart Carl, entitled "Through Darkest Adolescence with Lois McMaster Bujold, or Thank You, I Already Have a Life"

The stories

The book includes the following stories:

  • The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment
  • Barter[2]
  • Garage Sale
  • The Hole Truth
  • Dreamweaver's Dilemma
  • The Mountains of Mourning

The essays

The book includes the following essays by Bujold:

  • "My First Novel"
  • "Beyond Genre Barriers"
  • "The Unsung Collaborator"
  • "Allegories of Change"

The closing information

It also includes this material near the end:

  • A 6-page timeline for Miles Vorkosigan (including 3 charts), credited to Baen Books
  • An essay by Suford Lewis, entitled "Towards a Genealogy of Lord Miles Vorkosigan and Other Persons of Interest"
  • And by Suford Lewis, "A Pronunciation Guide to Names and Places"


  1. Dreamweaver's Dilemma by Lois McMaster Bujold, Nesfa Press (1997) 2nd edition paperback, ISBN 978-0915368532
  2. "Barter" appeared in The Twilight Zone Magazine, March/April 1985