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): Belle Epoque Paris in the shadow of the Great Houses’ War: quasi-feudal Houses vying for dominion over a ruined city, addictive magic, dragons–and entirely too many dead bodies!

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.

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Original Picture Credits Portrait: Ines de Bodard


Forthcoming novel: The House of Shattered Wings

Read more info on my upcoming novel House of Shattered Wings here--forthcoming from Gollancz in the UK/Commonwealth and Roc in the US in August 2015. Belle Epoque Paris in the shadow of the Great Houses' War: quasi-feudal Houses vying for dominion over a ruined city, addictive magic, dragons--and entirely too many dead bodies!

Pre-order on Amazon US|Book Depository|Amazon UK|Waterstones.

Latest Blog Post

Reminder: North London Lit fest

Just a reminder I’ll be a guest at North London Lit Fest tonight, 17:30-19:30–where I’ll be taking part in a panel with Stephanie Saulter and Farah Mendlesohn. More info here; it takes place at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus.

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North London Lit Fest

Middlesex University, Hendon Campus

I’ll be a guest at North London Lit Fest on March 24th, 17:30-19:30–where I’ll be taking part in a panel with Stephanie Saulter and Farah Mendlesohn. More info here.

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Quick thoughts on gender roles and gender flip

(collated and expanded from twitter because I feel this should be saved somewhere) Having a think on stories that question gender roles. There’s two tactics: one is to define different ones: frequently inverting the existing ones, i.e. women fight! men take care of babies! The other is to have societies where gender divisions are much…

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Latest Recipe

Madeleines

Cuisine:

Madeleines

The classic French cake.

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