The ebook edition of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards novella finalist, from the author of the acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy...
For generations Prosper Station has thrived under the guidance of its Honoured Ancestress: born of a human womb, the station’s artificial intelligence has offered guidance and protection to its human relatives.
But war has come to the Dai Viet Empire. Prosper’s brightest minds have been called away to defend the Emperor; and a flood of disorientated refugees strain the station’s resources. As deprivations cause the station’s ordinary life to unravel, uncovering old grudges and tearing apart the decimated family, Station Mistress Quyen and the Honoured Ancestress struggle to keep their relatives united and safe. What Quyen does not know is that the Honoured Ancestress herself is faltering, her mind eaten away by a disease that seems to have no cure; and that the future of the station itself might hang in the balance…
|Publisher:||Aliette de Bodard|
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About the Author
Engineer by day, writer by night. Winner of two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and a British Science Fiction Association Award. Writer of Science Fiction, Fantasy and other less clearly defined stuff. Author of The House of Shattered Wings (out now from Gollancz, Roc), a dark fantasy set in a Paris devastated by a magical apocalypse, where Fallen angels mingle with alchemists, witches and Vietnamese ex-Immortals. Also author of the Xuya universe series, an alternate history future with a dominant Vietnamese galactic empire and biological artificial intelligences housed in spaceships.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second work by Aliette deBodard that I've read (after the Tea Master and the Detective), and I can say, without a doubt, that these books and their author have joined my list of favorites. The works themselves are not long, but are crafted to hint at depths of a history, lineage, and future that are vast and rich. Characters are rounded and full; emotions and psychologies are complex and satisfying.
Well-written, slowly-paced, character-driven piece.
Aliette de Bodard's Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards for novella finalist is now in ebook. If you like intelligent, social driven Science Fiction, which has richly textured, beautiful prose, you should buy On a Red Station, Drifting.