Announcing IN THE SHADOW OF THE SHIP by Aliette de Bodard

10th Mar 2024

In the Shadow of the Ship by Aliette de Bodard

Aliette de Bodard follows up her Xuya universe novellas, The Tea Master and the Detective and Seven of Infinities with In the Shadow of the Ship.

About the Book:

Nightjar, sentient ship and family matriarch, looms large in Khuyên’s past. Disappearances drove teenage Khuyên from it, but death will steer her back.

Now an adult and a magistrate, Khuyên came for her maternal grandmother’s funeral but finds herself unwittingly reliving her past on the decaying Nightjar. Children are still disappearing as her childhood friends once did; and worse, her beloved Cousin Anh vanishes after pleading for her help.

Khuyên sets out to save Anh alongside Thảo, a beautiful and mysterious woman who seems to know more than she should about Khuyên and the ship. But saving Anh requires doing what Khuyên couldn’t do before: face her family, face the ship, face her own hopes and fears for the future—a future that might well include Thảo, but only if Khuyên can stop listening to the critical voice in her head.

A voice that sounds an awful lot like Nightjar’s...

Limited: 1250 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40