fiction fantasy science fiction short stories adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2019


A major first collection from a writer fast becoming one of the stars of the genre... Aliette de Bodard, multiple award winner and author of The Tea Master and the Detective, now brings readers fourteen dazzling tales that showcase the richly text...
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adventurous 100%
emotional 100%
dark 80%
mysterious 60%
reflective 40%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
sad 20%


medium 66%
slow 33%

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Diverse cast of characters?

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