Monday, April 30, 2018

The Tea Master and the Detective (Xuya Universe), byAliette de Bodard

Subterranean Press, March 2018

Long Chau is a consulting detective, with a prickly, arrogant personality, and a drug addiction. Sound familiar? It strikes all the right notes, but this is far from just Holmes in space. The setting, space habitats in a mining belt, is rich and interesting. The shipmind Long Chau hires to be assist her, The Shadow's Child, has her own issues and insecurities, but also intelligence and insight. I hope de Bodard has more of their investigations in store for us.

Recommended.

I bought this novella.