An interesting conceit, but the story whizzes through quickly.
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A little polished nugget of a story.
A story that does indeed ‘hit the spot’ nicely, with the accustomed oriental mannerisms, familial devotions and structures that clearly mark it out as a Xuya story.
In de Bodard’s Xuya series, and this includes recurrent themes of familial relationships, honour alongside big spaceships and galaxy spanning action.
Set in the Xuya sequence, young Quynh Ha finds herself given a task by the Dust Queen – a living legend whose Martian dust dances she has long admired.
Part of de Bodard’s ‘Xuya’ series of stories and nice to have a story with purely female characters, thus avoiding any need to have plot driven by hairy-arsed testosterone!
Well-written short-short in which a young refugee realises that in embracing her new life she must leave behind the ways of the past.
Part of AdB’s ongoing ‘Xuya’ sequence in which we take a peek into the mind of a ship, as echoes and dreams from the past show us steps made on its journey in a previous life.