Aliette de Bodard

Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy

This is the home page of Aliette de Bodard, writer of fantasy and science fiction (and the very occasional horror piece). Aliette has won two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a BSFA Award, as well as Writers of the Future. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Sturgeon, and Tiptree  Awards.

Her new novel, The House of Shattered Wings, is forthcoming from Gollancz (UK/Commonwealth, August 20th 2015) and Roc (US, August 2015): Fallen angels, Vietnamese immortals and entirely too many dead bodies, in a Paris devastated by the Great Magicians’ War…

Her Aztec mystery-fantasies, Servant of the Underworld, Harbinger of the Storm, and Master of the House of Darts, are published by Angry Robot, worldwide. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of venues, such as Interzone, Clarkesworld Magazine, Asimov’s, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction.

She lives in Paris, France, in a flat with more computers than she really needs, and uses her spare time to indulge in her love of mythology and history–as well as her love of cooking (the recipe page can be found here).

As a Franco-Vietnamese, Aliette has a strong interest in Ancient Vietnam and Ancient China, and will gladly use any excuse to shoehorn those into her short or long fiction. A more extensive biography is available here, and a list of her fiction can be found here. Here you will also find Aliette’s schedule and her list of essays on science, culture, cultural appropriation and other genre-related stuff.

Aliette is represented by John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency: for any enquiry, please contact the agency.

Original Picture Credits Portrait: Ines de Bodard

Latest Blog Post

“The Lonely Heart” in Lightspeed Magazine

A belated heads-up, because it’s been one of those weeks… My short story “The Lonely Heart” has been reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine. You can find it here. A heads-up that it’s a very dark story (it’s a retelling of “The Painted Skin” in Pu Songling’s Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio), and it gets very…

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Featured Event

Dysprosium 2015

London Heathrow (Park Inn Hotel)

Dysprosium 2015

Eastercon 2015, which I will be proud to attend. More details when I have them.

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Featured Article

MIRcon GoH speech: Xuya, science fiction at the crossroad of cultures

MIRcon GoH speech: Xuya, science fiction at the crossroad of cultures

By popular request, the retranscription of my MIRcon GoH speech–there’s nothing much below that’s strikingly new, but it’s the first time I’ve actually put everything together in the same space; and there’s been interest on twitter and other social media on seeing this, so… here goes. (I’ll skip the disclaimer that I’m going to do…

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Latest Recipe

English muffins


English muffins

So much better than buying them ready-made.

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