A Million Open Doors

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 1993 - Fiction - 309 pages
15 Reviews
Nou Occitan is a place where duels are fought with equal passion over insults and artistic views alike. Giraut--swordsman, troubador, lover--is a creature of this swashbuckling world, the most isolated of humanity's Thousand Cultures.

But the winds of change have come to Nou Occitan. As the invention of the "springer"--instantaneous interstellar travel, at a price--spreads throughout the human galaxy, the stability and purity of no world, no matter how isolated, is safe. Nor can Giraut's life remain untouched. To his wonder, his is about to find himself made an ambassador to a different human world, a place strange beyond his wildest imaginings.
  

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Review: A Million Open Doors (Giraut #1)

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Sci-fi done well, and Barnes did an interesting job of making the idea of the Thousand Cultures interesting, down to the politics and economies of the worlds. I'm really glad I took the chance on this one and bought the next one with it, because I'll be starting that book tonight. Read full review

Review: A Million Open Doors (Giraut #1)

User Review  - Larrygodin - Goodreads

I had this on my "WorldCat" book log. But don't remember ever having read it. (I often read books and don't remember the the whole story line.) But, I don't ever remember reading this. What does that say about the book? Read full review

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Contents

ONE
3
TWO
13
THREE
26
FOUR
43
MISSION TO A COLD WORLD
55
ONE
57
TWO
66
THREE
78
ONE
179
TWO
197
THREE
213
FOUR
227
FIVE
246
SIX
260
SEVEN
269
EIGHT
278

FOUR
87
FIVE
102
SIX
112
SEVEN
126
EIGHT
136
THE LONG LONG ROAD
177
MES VIS COMPANHO
287
ONE
289
TWO
295
THREE
303
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John Barnes is the award-winning author of Orbital Romance, A Million Open Doors, Mother of Storms, Earth Made of Glass, The Merchants of Souls, Candle, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber and The Return. He lives in Colorado.

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