The Red Scholar's Wake


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About the Author

Aliette de Bodard is one of the Writers of the Future, has won two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and a BSFA Award. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Sturgeon, and Tiptree Awards, making her one of our most-lauded contemporary fiction writers. A writer by night, by day she is a qualified engineer, specialising in Applied Mathematics. She lives in Paris, in a flat with more computers than she really needs. You can learn more at or by following @aliettedb on twitter.


A "read-in-one-sitting" novel with a beautifully-realized setting amid a complex examination of power and consequences, all intertwined with an intense and gripping romance.
*Kate Elliott, author of Unconquerable Sun*

De Bodard's novel, with its rich overlay of Vietnamese culture, is a sumptuous, romantic experience
*The Financial Times*

A gripping science fiction adventure, full of cool science-fictional ideas, plot twists, and high stakes . . . Most importantly, this story has heart, with characters you really care about
*Laura J Mixon, author of Up Against It and the Avatars Dance trilogy*

Intense, gripping, and beautifully-realized
*Kate Elliott, author of UNCONQUERABLE SUN*

An epic tale of piracy and romance in the void of space. A new book from Aliette de Bodard is always a treasure
*Gareth L Powell, award-winning author of Stars and Bones*

Thrillingly exciting and achingly romantic, The Red Scholar's Wake is rich with political intrigue and piratical adventure. It took my breath away!
*Stephanie Burgis, author of SNOWSPELLED and SCALES AND SENSIBILITY*

Confident, sexy, and touching - The Red Scholar's Wake gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "star-crossed lovers"!
*Max Gladstone, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author*

A Xuya-verse f/f romance about lesbian space pirates and it's SO GOOD
One of the protagonists is a sentient space ship, and the descriptions of her are absolutely swoon-worthy
*Susan, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books*

The Red Scholar's Wake is a fizzingly inventive space opera, quite unlike anything I've encountered before, and told with style, grace, and a big dose of heart. SF is lucky to have Aliette de Bodard
*Alastair Reynolds, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author*

The Red Scholar's Wake takes you on an exhilarating dive into space piracy with passion, politics, dazzling settings, and-even better-a profound core of love transcending hopelessness that rings throughout the story
*Everina Maxwell, author of WINTER’S ORBIT*

Space pirates, a marriage of convenience, and a world that feels really fresh-you don't want to miss this one!
*Katee Robert, NYT bestselling author of NEON GODS*

So romantic I may simply perish
*Tasha Suri, author of THE JASMINE THRONE*

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