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Bodard, Aliette De - The Red Scholar's Wake

Bodard, Aliette De - The Red Scholar's Wake

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A Haunting Tale of Revenge, Redemption, and Unlikely Love in the Depths of Space

Aliette de Bodard's captivating novel, The Red Scholar's Wake, takes readers on a thrilling journey through the vast expanse of space, where themes of revenge, redemption, and unlikely love intertwine to create an unforgettable story.

In the aftermath of a devastating war, the once-glorious Republic of Earth is a shadow of its former self, its remnants scattered across a galaxy teeming with pirates and scavengers. Among them is Xích Si, a bot maker, data analyst, and mother, driven by a burning desire for revenge against the man who shattered her family and left her with nothing but the guilt of survival.

Unraveling the Mysteries of a Lost Scholar and Confronting the Past

Xích Si's path intersects with that of Ahn, a brilliant but reclusive scholar, whose research into a lost civilization holds the key to unlocking a powerful technology that could shift the balance of power in the galaxy. Together, they embark on a perilous quest to uncover the secrets of the past, facing treacherous adversaries and navigating the dangerous political landscape of the pirate-infested space lanes.

A Journey of Self-Discovery and Embracing One's True Identity

The Red Scholar's Wake is not merely a tale of adventure and intrigue; it is also a profound exploration of self-discovery and embracing one's true identity. Xích Si's journey forces her to confront her past trauma and the guilt she carries, while Ahn grapples with the implications of his research and the weight of expectations placed upon him.

A Must-Read for Fans of Science Fiction, LGBTQ+ Literature, and Gripping Tales of Adventure

With its intricate plot, compelling characters, and thought-provoking themes, The Red Scholar's Wake is a must-read for fans of science fiction, LGBTQ+ literature, and gripping tales of adventure. De Bodard's masterful storytelling transports readers to the depths of space, where the lines between love and hate, revenge and redemption, blur, leaving them breathless until the very last page.

Additional Description Points

  • The Red Scholar's Wake offers a refreshing and inclusive perspective on science fiction and LGBTQ+ literature, showcasing the strength and resilience of marginalized individuals in a complex and often hostile universe.

  • De Bodard's writing is vivid and immersive, transporting readers to the bustling spaceports and treacherous asteroid fields of the future.

  • The novel's exploration of revenge and redemption provides a compelling commentary on the human capacity for both destruction and self-transformation.

  • The Red Scholar's Wake is a captivating and thought-provoking tale that will stay with readers long after they have turned the final page.

Title: The Red Scholar's Wake 

Author: Aliette de Bodard

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Release Date: August 2023

Genre: Science Fiction, LGBTQ+, Romance

Number of Pages: 336

Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 25 mm

Weight: 240 grams

Relevant Tags: LGBTQ+, pirates, space opera, found family, self-discovery

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