Prequel short stories in Vorkosigan Saga (1996)
Publisher: Nesfa Press
Contains “Dreamweaver’s Dilemma,” a previously unpublished novelette set early the author’s universe, the Hugo Award-winning “The Mountains of Mourning,” a never-before-published Sherlock Holmes pastiche, an interview with Lois McMaster Bujold, and Suford Lewis’ Vorkosigan genealogy. Hardbound with cover art by Bob Eggleton.
The Dreamweaver’s Dilemma is the first story in which that proto-universe began, mentioning Beta Colony but before Barrayar was even thought of. To read the series in chronological order, you should start with this one.