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The Red Scholar's Wake : Shortlisted for the 2023 Arthur C. Clarke Award, Paperback / softback Book

The Red Scholar's Wake : Shortlisted for the 2023 Arthur C. Clarke Award Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


'A great sapphic sci-fi' SAMANTHA SHANNONXích Si: bot maker, data analyst, mother, scavenger.

But those days are over now-her ship has just been captured by the Red Banner pirate fleet, famous for their double-dealing and cruelty.

Xích Si expects to be tortured to death-only for the pirates' enigmatic leader, Rice Fish, to arrive with a different and shocking proposition: an arranged marriage between Xích Si and herself. Rice Fish: sentient ship, leader of the infamous Red Banner pirate fleet, wife of the Red Scholar. Or at least, she was the latter before her wife died under suspicious circumstances.

Now isolated and alone, Rice Fish wants Xích Si's help to find out who struck against them and why.

Marrying Xích Si means Rice Fish can offer Xích Si protection, in exchange for Xích Si's technical fluency: a business arrangement with nothing more to it.

But as the investigation goes on, Rice Fish and Xích Si find themselves falling for each other.

As the interstellar war against piracy intensifies and the five fleets start fighting each other, they will have to make a stand-and to decide what kind of future they have together... An exciting space opera and a beautiful romance from an exceptional SF author, shortlisted for the 2023 Arthur C.

Clarke Award. 'Confident, sexy, and touching' MAX GLADSTONE 'An exhilarating dive into space piracy' EVERINA MAXWELL 'A fizzingly inventive space opera' ALASTAIR REYNOLDS 'The most glittery and delicious candy-shell' FREYA MARSKE 'A "read-in-one-sitting" novel' KATE ELLIOTT 'An epic tale of piracy and romance' GARETH L.


Enough said' KATEE ROBERT


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