Seven of Infinities
Out now from Subterranean Press, the new Xuya book!
One disillusioned sentient spaceship, master thief and master of disguises…
One poor and principled scholar, caught in a web of murder and greed…
They’re attracted to each other, but it’s fine: they’ve got it totally under control! #famousLastWords
Out now from Subterranean, with cover by Maurizio Manzieri–an f/f murder & heist & romance with two Vietnamese main characters. Get your copy now!Buy Now
All right, all right, there’s official cover copy, too:
Dust jacket illustration by Maurizio Manzieri.
Aliette de Bodard follows up her award-winning Xuya universe novella, The Tea Master and the Detective with Seven of Infinities, an even longer foray into her singular creation.
About the Book:
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 Woodsfind 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.
“With this lush, immersive sci-fi tale, de Bodard (The House of Sundering Flames) delves into a world as gritty as it is ethereal… [R]eaders will be swept away by the vivid prose, intrigue, and romance of this intricate tale. This fascinating, unusual story is sure to entrance.”
“Seven of Infinities is a novella concerned with forgiveness, deserved or not, about cages, self-made or otherwise. It concerns itself with growth, with grace, with ruthlessness and its costs and consequences. It’s a tightly written jewel of a story, intense and full of feeling, and I recommend it highly.”
Liz Bourke, Locus
“A magnificent sf mystery, nuanced, intense, and romantic, with a complex, clever plot nested inside de Bodard’s rich, evocative, and vivid Xuya universe.”
Kate Elliott, author of Unconquerable Sun and Cold MagicBuy Now