A Million Open Doors
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 - Jenne - Goodreads
A really charming SF story! It's the far future, and there are many Earth colonies on many worlds. Our hero is from a very Romantic culture (lots of art, music, dueling, courtly love, etc) and ends up ... Read full review
Review: A Million Open Doors (Giraut #1)User Review - Rebecca - Goodreads
I really liked the shape of the story, a fair number of the ideas (some of which were smart), and the sense that the supporting cast felt alive in the sense that several of them had lives happening in ... Read full review
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