A Million Open Doors

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 1993 - Fiction - 309 pages
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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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A MILLION OPEN DOORS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another thoughtful, well-handled, polished coming-of-age yarn from the author of the splendid Orbital Resonance (1991), etc. The far future, with thousands of human colonies isolated from one another ... Read full review

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User Review  - Waianuhea - LibraryThing

I can't stop re-reading this book! It's one of my top-5 favorite books of all time! I'm interested to see what book this lost the Nebula to because it definitely deserved it! The language is so well ... 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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