Aliette de Bodard is one of my favorite authors; her stories are filled with grace and wonder, and her newest novel is no exception. Seven of Infinities is a spectacular addition to her award-winning Xuya universe.
Vân’s quiet life is threatened when she captures the attention of one very bold mindship named Sunless Woods. In this alternate history set in a galactic empire based on Vietnamese culture, their harmless flirtation becomes muddled by murder and unraveling secrets. It’s a dark, beautiful mystery.
Like everything written by Ms. de Bodard, Seven of Infinities is something to be savored. I highly recommend it.
To learn more about the Xuya universe, check out this interview with Ms. de Bodard and an excerpt from her 2019 Nebula Award-winning novella, Tea Master and the Detective.
To see everything based in the Xuya universe, visit the author’s website.
The stunning cover art for Seven of Infinities is by Maurizio Manzieri.