Seven of Infinities

Universe of Xuya

Aliette de Bodard

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ science fiction
adventurous medium-paced

176 pages | first published 2020

Vân is a scholar from a poor background, eking out a living in the orbitals of the Scattered Pearls Belt as a tutor to a rich family, while hiding the illegal artificial mem-implant she manufactured as a student.
Sunless Woods is a mindship—and not just any mindship, but a notorious thief and a master of disguise. She’s come to the Belt to retire, but is drawn to Vân’s resolute integrity.

When a mysterious corpse is found in the quarters of Vân’s student, Vân and Sunless Woods find themselves following a trail of greed and murder that will lead them from teahouses and ascetic havens to the wreck of a mindship--and to the devastating secrets they’ve kept from each other.

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mysterious 88%
emotional 55%
adventurous 44%
tense 44%
reflective 33%
dark 22%
hopeful 11%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 30%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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