Just a heads-up that my Xuya story “A Salvaging of Ghosts” is now up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies for their Science Fantasy month.
Thuy’s hands have just closed on the gem—she can’t feel its warmth with her gloves, but her daughter’s ghost is just by her side, at the hole in the side of the ship’s hull, blurred and indistinct—when the currents of unreality catch her. Her tether to The Azure Serpent, her only lifeline to the ship, stretches; snaps.
And then she’s gone, carried forward into the depths.
Michelle R. Wood
As with all your writing, this story is a beautiful, mesmerizing, thought-provoking piece. The Xuya continues to grow and expand in unique ways, and I look forward to whatever new installments come. On that note, I was trying to find “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” over at Asimov’s and wasn’t sure why it didn’t show in the archives. Do I need to be a subscriber to the mag to access that content? Cheers, and thank you again for your lovely writing.
Aliette de Bodard
Aw thank you, glad you enjoyed it! I’ve emailed you a copy of “Citadel of Weeping Pearls”, as it’s quite hard to find now?