November 4th, 2019

Dollhouse - Echo and Whiskey

In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard

In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard was pretty good. It's a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, where the Beast is a female dragon with twins.

It sounds like fantasy, but it's mostly sci-fi. The Vanishers are aliens who have now left Earth. Their former palace doesn't follow the rules of space (as in space and time).

This is major f/f, which unfortunately comes out of nowhere (insta-love is not my thing, especially in a "kidnapping" context). The twins are a girl and a non-binary child with they/them pronouns. The story is rooted in Vietnamese culture.