A Fire Born of Exile by Aliette de Bodard

288 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction lgbtqia+ romance science fiction


The Scattered Pearls Belt is a string of habitats under tight military rule . . . where the powerful have become all too comfortable in their positions, and their corruption. But change is coming, with the arrival of Quynh: the mysterious and enig...

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adventurous 100%
mysterious 75%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
hopeful 25%
reflective 25%
tense 25%


medium 75%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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