de Bodard, Aliette

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Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight

This stunning collection showcases de Bodard’s lush worldbuilding, meticulous research, and emotional prose. Whether fans of sf or fantasy, readers will find something to dive into here.
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The Tea Master and the Detective

Set in de Bodard's "Xuya" universe (The Waiting Stars), this novella offers sf fans an imaginative read.
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"Obsidian and Blood"

De Bodard's Aztec fantasy trilogy is also a noir mystery that follows the adventures of Acatl, High Priest of the Dead, as he investigates mysterious crimes...
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House of Binding Thorns

The large cast of characters gives this series entry less emotional heft than the initial volume, but it is still a fascinating world with a welcome diversity of cultures and sexualities.
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The House of Shattered Wings

De Bodard (author of award-winning short fiction as well as the "Obsidian and Blood" novels) has spun a fascinating Paris of decay and cruelty. Phillippe is a marvel of a character, unreliable as a narrator but compelling in his flaws and his deep well of homesickness. [See Eric Norton's sf/fantasy genre spotlight feature, p. 22.—Ed.]

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