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The tea master and the detective /

by Bodard, Aliette de [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2018.Edition: Signed, limited edition; First edition.Description: 93 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 1596068647; 9781596068643.Subject(s): Human-alien encounters -- Fiction | Hallucinogenic drugs -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Science fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: The Shadow's Child is a living mindship that was discharged from military transport service after an injury and now makes a living brewing mind-altering teas to help space travelers. When abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau requests a corpse from space for scientific study, the ship accepts the odd assignment. When the body she brings back turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow Child with her.
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The Shadow's Child is a living mindship that was discharged from military transport service after an injury and now makes a living brewing mind-altering teas to help space travelers. When abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau requests a corpse from space for scientific study, the ship accepts the odd assignment. When the body she brings back turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow Child with her.

"This special signed edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies"--Page before title page.

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The Shadow's Child is a living mindship that was discharged from military transport service after an injury and now ekes out a living brewing teas to help space travelers, fully aware that her choice of profession is not without issues. When scholar Long Chau requests a corpse from space for scientific study, the sentient ship accepts the odd-if unpleasant-assignment, which shouldn't be too difficult as dead ships in deep spaces are, sadly, in larger numbers after the uprisings. However, the body she brings back turns out to have been murdered, and Long Chau insists on following the trail of a cold death in outer space. Impelled by her own stubborn interest, The Shadow's Child follows, soon realizing that her client's secretive past may point to answers in the investigation. This slim volume packs a visceral punch. Absorbing prose pulls readers into the dark, frigid space between stars, where ships can fail, physically and emotionally, as easily as people. VERDICT Set in de -Bodard's "Xuya" universe (The Waiting Stars), this novella offers sf fans an imaginative read.-Kristi Chadwick, Massachusetts Lib. Syst., Northampton © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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