The Mountains of Mourning

by Dante De Luca

The lazy dog-days of summer are once again upon us. For some, this means holing up in an air-conditioned basement; for others it means spending time in the swimming pool (for me as a Tim Hortons worker, it means making more Iced Capps in ten minutes then I would drink in a lifetime). For many, it means inactivity, laziness, and stagnation[1].

So, I am going to give you something to do, something that requires very little physical exertion. I am going to give you a book to read.

The book which I am recommending, as you probably have deduced from the title of this post, is called The Mountains of Mourning. If you have not heard of this book already (which is entirely possible, though unlikely), it is by the acclaimed author Lois McMaster Bujold. It won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1989 and the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1990. It was published as the second of three novellas in the book Borders of Infinity and is part of the Vorkosigan Saga, but is entirely readable as a stand-alone novella.

You can read it online here, download it as an e-book here, download it as a PDF here, borrow it from a library here, or buy it here.

As for what this all has to do with pro-life, you’ll have to read it to find out 😀

PS Thanks to the University of Chicago Pro Life Association for the idea for the post.

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