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Aliette de Bodard
Aliette de Bodard is a half-French, half-Vietnamese computer and history geek who lives in Paris. In her spare time, she writes speculative fiction. Her short stories have appeared in many venues, including Asimov's, Interzone and the Year's Best Science Fiction.She has a special interest in... show more
Aliette de Bodard is a half-French, half-Vietnamese computer and history geek who lives in Paris. In her spare time, she writes speculative fiction. Her short stories have appeared in many venues, including Asimov's, Interzone and the Year's Best Science Fiction.She has a special interest in non-Western civilisations, particularly Ancient Vietnam, Ancient China and Ancient Mesoamerica. Her trilogy Obsidian and Blood is set in Ancient Mexico, and she is currently working on an urban fantasy set in Paris.
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 2 years ago
I hope Aliette de Bodard has written more in this universe because I wanted more. And a quick search proves that there are more tales in this universe. Good. The story is pretty much self-contained. A mind-ship "The Shadow's Child"(which reminded me of the Ship stories by Anne McCaffrey, reflect...
Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it 3 years ago
Probably my last book of the year. It was a very good anthology filled with folklore and mythologies (a subject that I really love) that I have not been usually exposed to but I enjoyed reading about very much. Some were better than others, some felt quite flat.Rating for each storyForbidden Fruit b...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
“When you’re out there, with no one and nothing to stand in your way - when you realise how small you are - you also realise that everything that ever was, that ever will be, is connected to you. That we’re all, in the end, part of the same great thing.”In “The Tea Master and the Detective” by Aliet...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 years ago
I ordered one of the limited edition hardcovers, even though it was stupid expensive for a novella, and I have no regrets. The book (the actual physical object) is lovely. The material covering the boards is a sort of sparkly antique copper and the end paper is a lovely, textured orange. Together th...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
This novella is being touted as being a story with a female Sherlock Holmes with a mindship (starship with bio-engineered human interface at its core) as her Watson. It's not quite that blatant, but the comparison is apt. Long Chau is an arrogant consulting detective who self medicates. The Shadow's...
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