by Vonda N. McIntyre
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-096-5
“The finest alternate history ever, lighthearted and wise… a luminous, radiant novel.” — Ursula K. Le Guin
In the court of Louis XIV, at the balance point between alchemy and the dawn of modern science, Marie-Josèphe de la Croix cares for the sea monster — the mermaid — captured for the Sun King by her brother Yves, Jesuit natural philosopher.
Now in production as a major motion picture, filmed at the chateau de Versailles, France, and Melbourne, Australia.
The movie of the Nebula-winning novel, produced by Bill Mechanic (executive producer of The New World) and Pandemonium Films (Coraline), directed by Sean McNamara, stars Kaya Scodelario, Pierce Brosnan, Fan Bing Bing, Crystal Clarke, William Hurt.
McIntyre visited the set during filming at Versailles and blogged about the experience.