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The Tea Master and the Detective (The Universe of Xuya)

Welcome to the Scattered Pearls Belt, a collection of ring habitats and orbitals ruled by exiled human scholars and powerful families, and held together by living mindships who carry people and freight between the stars. In this fluid society, human and mindship avatars mingle in corridors and in function rooms, and physical and virtual realities overlap, the appareance of environments easily modified and adapted to interlocutors or current mood.A transport ship discharged from military service after a traumatic injury, The Shadow's Child now ekes out a precarious living as a brewer of mind-altering drugs for the comfort of space-travellers. Meanwhile, abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau wants to find a corpse for a scientific study. When Long Chau walks into her office, The Shadow's Child expects an unpleasant but easy assignment. When the corpse turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow's Child with her. As they dig deep into the victim's past, The Shadow's Child realises that the investigation points to Long Chau's own murky past--and, ultimately, to the dark and unbearable void that lies between the stars......

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ISBN : 9781596068643
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 96 pages
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The Tea Master and the Detective (The Universe of Xuya) Reviews

  • Denise

    3.5 rounded up

  • TheBookSmugglers

    The Sherlock Holmes retelling I always wanted and now have

  • Isis

    Vietnamese-flavored Sherlock Holmes IN SPACE, except that Sherlock's a woman and Watson's a spaceship. This novella should have been right up my alley, but I didn't care for the style or the slow pace, and the characters just didn't gel with me. Not my thing, but maybe it's yours.

    Also, damn it, one arrives at deductions by deducing, not by deducting.

    E-arc from NetGalley and Subterranean Press.

  • Kelsey

    I received a digital ARC from the publisher via NetGalley for review.

    The Tea Master and the Detective is a short, complex, and engaging sci-fi mystery modeled on the archetype of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Our protagonist is the Watson character, here a mindship (sentient spaceship) named The Shadow's Child, who becomes equal parts frustrated by and fascinated with an enigmatic woman who calls herself Long Chau, as the two pair up to solve the problem of a dead body that isn't what it appea
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  • Rachael (RedRchlReads)

    I received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    5 Stars!

    This is the first story I've read by Aliette de Bodard and I really enjoyed it! I was amazed at how much story was packed into this (just under) 100 page novella. This unique take on a Sherlockian story, where Watson is actually a spaceship - or rather, a shipmind - brings a different feel to a well known classic.

    The story was incredibly well fleshed out for its length and it left me
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  • anna (readingpeaches)

    a sherlock holmes retelling where holmes is a woman & watson is a spaceship????? MY DICK IS HARD

  • Beth Cato

    I received a galley from the publisher via NetGalley.

    De Bodard's Xuya Universe explores a fantastically-fresh space opera future based on Vietnamese culture. In this new novella, to be released from Subterranean Press, she smartly created a new take on Sherlock Holmes. This is not an easy feat, especially when one considers that Watson (the point of view for the story, as appropriate) is a battle-traumatized mindship with a multitude of bots, and Holmes is a drugged-out woman detective with a pe
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  • Coolcurry

    Are you interested reading a gender-bent version of Sherlock Holmes? Where Watson is also a sentient spaceship? Then I suggest you get yourself a copy of The Tea Master and the Detective, a novella by Aliette de Bodard.

    The Shadow’s Child has lost most of her family and now has an aversion to deep space after a brief, traumatic stint as a military transport. She’s taken up a career as a tea master, creating careful, individually tailored brews to help others as they travel through space. Then she
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