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Immersion

Xuya Universe

Aliette de Bodard

A Xuya universe story. Winner, Locus and Nebula Award, 2012; shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the Hugo Award, and the British Science Fiction Association Award, 2012.

The story originally appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, #69 June 2012. It can also be found in the anthologies:

Read this story online for free at Clarkesworld.

Ship's Brother

Xuya Universe

Aliette de Bodard

Short story in de Bodard's Xuya universe. It originally appeared in Interzone, #241 July-August 2012. It can also be found in the anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013), edited by Gardner Dozois

Read the full story for free at Clarkesworld.

The Shipmaker

Xuya Universe

Aliette de Bodard

A Xuya universe story. Winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award, 2010. The story originally appeared in Interzone, #231 November-December 2010, and was reprinted in Clarkesworld, #124, January 2017. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection (2011), edited by Gardner Dozois, and Robots: The Recent A. I. (2012), edited by Rich Horton and Sean Wallace.

Read this story online for free at Interzone (PDF), or at Clarkesworld.

The Tea Master and the Detective

Xuya Universe

Aliette de Bodard

Nebula Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated Novella

Welcome to the Scattered Pearls Belt, a collection of ring habitats and orbitals ruled by exiled human scholars and powerful families, and held together by living mindships who carry people and freight between the stars. In this fluid society, human and mindship avatars mingle in corridors and in function rooms, and physical and virtual realities overlap, the appareance of environments easily modified and adapted to interlocutors or current mood.

A transport ship discharged from military service after a traumatic injury, The Shadow's Child now ekes out a precarious living as a brewer of mind-altering drugs for the comfort of space-travellers. Meanwhile, abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau wants to find a corpse for a scientific study. When Long Chau walks into her office, The Shadow's Child expects an unpleasant but easy assignment. When the corpse turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow's Child with her.

As they dig deep into the victim's past, The Shadow's Child realises that the investigation points to Long Chau's own murky past--and, ultimately, to the dark and unbearable void that lies between the stars...