Books by Aliette de Bodard

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In the Vanisher's Palace

Let’s start with the concept behind In the Vanisher’s Palace: it’s an f/f retelling of Beauty and the Beast in a hybrid sci-fi/fantasy setting infused with Vietnamese culture and fairy tales. I was extremely excited by this, and on the whole, I wasn’t disappointed. The devastating “brea ...

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The Tea Master and the Detective

The concept of human immortality achieved through combining man and machine has always fascinated me, so when I saw The Tea Master and the Detective, I was eager to read it. The tale of a thinking ship and a young woman solving a crime in outer space, this unique story challenges the perception that ...