Spring 2024

Pangu's Shadow

There are no second chances in the Pangu Star System. Ver and Aryl, apprentices at the most prestigious biology lab among the system’s moons, know this better than anyone. They’ve left… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2024


“The characters are distinctive and compelling. This will appeal to readers who love lab settings, murder mysteries, and romance.”—Booklist View →


“Detective hijinks abound, including last-ditch offworld trips, and a morgue heist to find a prosthetic hand. A slow-burn queer romance and stellar worldbuilding round out this sci-fi about queer girls flipping the script.”—Shelf Awareness View →


“This dual-perspective tale maintains a vivid connection to each narrator’s voice while keeping up an exciting pace and unfurling a satisfying mystery. Hard to put down: A strongly written work that pulls no punches while providing much-needed representation.”—starred,… View →


“Pangu’s Shadow is a pitch-perfect murder mystery wrapped up in a scientific bow. . .Who knew science could make me feel so much?”—Cody Roecker, adult and teen services, Naperville Public Library View →


“Full of humanity and heart, Pangu’s Shadow will rivet readers with an out-of-this-world murder mystery and capture their hearts with an enthralling rivals-to-lovers romance. A unique, timely, and iconic addition to the young adult mystery canon!”—Katie Zhao,… View →


“An awful lot of fun.”—Andrea Tang, author of Rebelwing View →


“Since Dove Arising, I have been waiting with bated breath for Bao’s next SF— and Pangu’s Shadow totally delivers!”—Romina Garber, New York Times and international bestselling author of Zodiac and Lobizona View →