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The tea master and the detective

Author: Aliette de Bodard
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc., [2018] ©2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once, the mindship known as The Shadow's Child was a military transport. Once, she leapt effortlessly between stars and planets, carrying troops and crew for a war that tore the Empire apart. Until an ambush killed her crew and left her wounded and broken.Now the war is over, and The Shadow's Child, surviving against all odds, has run away. Discharged and struggling to make a living, she has no plans to go back into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aliette de Bodard
ISBN: 1625673663 9781625673664
OCLC Number: 1031310939
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Once, the mindship known as The Shadow's Child was a military transport. Once, she leapt effortlessly between stars and planets, carrying troops and crew for a war that tore the Empire apart. Until an ambush killed her crew and left her wounded and broken.Now the war is over, and The Shadow's Child, surviving against all odds, has run away. Discharged and struggling to make a living, she has no plans to go back into space. Until the abrasive and arrogant scholar Long Chau comes to see her. Long Chau wants to retrieve a corpse for her scientific studies: a simple enough, well-paid assignment.But when the corpse they find turns out to have been murdered, the simple assignment becomes a vast and tangled investigation, inexorably leading back to the past--and, once again, to that unbearable void where The Shadow's Child almost lost both sanity and life... "The Tea Master and the Detective is the Sherlock Holmes retelling I always wanted and now I have it. And I want so much more of it." --Ana Grilo, Kirkus"The Tea Master is an astonishing Holmesian mystery, in which Holmes is a woman and Watson is a spaceship. It is everything I wanted it to be. Tea, space, and mysteries within mysteries." --Mary Robinette Kowal"Ingenious... As a classical blend of far-future SF and traditional murder mystery, The Tea Master and the Detective should satisfy readers unfamiliar with the Xuya universe, but at the same time it's an intriguing introduction to that universe, much of which seems to lie just outside the borders of this entertaining tale." --Gary K. Wolfe, Locus"De Bodard constructs a convincingly gritty setting and a pair of unique characters with provocative histories and compelling motivations. The story works as well as both science fiction and murder mystery, exploring a future where pride, guilt, and mercy are not solely the province of humans." --Publishers' Weekly

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