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Queries
To contact Aliette directly, please use the contact form here.
Please direct queries about novel rights to Aliette’s agent, John Berlyne at Zeno Agency Ltd.

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50-word bio:
Aliette de Bodard writes speculative fiction: her short stories have garnered her two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and two British Science Fiction Association Awards. She is the author of the Dominion of the Fallen series, set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, which comprises The House of Shattered Wings (2015 British Science Fiction Association Award, Locus Award finalist), and its standalone sequel The House of Binding Thorns (Ace, Gollancz). She lives in Paris.

90-word bio:
Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies, as well as numerous short stories which have garnered her two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and two British Science Fiction Association Awards. Her space opera books include The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, a book set in the same universe as her Vietnamese science fiction On a Red Station Drifting. Recent works include the Dominion of the Fallen series, set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, which comprises The House of Shattered Wings (Roc/Gollancz, 2015 British Science Fiction Association Award, Locus Award finalist), and its standalone sequel The House of Binding Thorns (Ace, Gollancz).

150-word bio:
Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris, where she has a day job as a System Engineer. She studied Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, but moonlights as a writer of speculative fiction. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies, as well as numerous short stories, which garnered her two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and two British Science Fiction Association Awards. Her space opera books include The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, a book set in the same universe as her Vietnamese science fiction On a Red Station Drifting. Recent works include the Dominion of the Fallen series, set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, which comprises The House of Shattered Wings (Roc/Gollancz, 2015 British Science Fiction Association Award, Locus Award finalist), and its standalone sequel The House of Binding Thorns (Ace/Gollancz). She lives in Paris with her family, in a flat with more computers than warm bodies, and a set of Lovecraftian tentacled plants intent on taking over the place.

300-word bio:
Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris, where she has a day job as a System Engineer. She studied Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, but moonlights as a writer of speculative fiction. Recent works include the Dominion of the Fallen series, set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, featuring witches, alchemists, Fallen angels, dragons in human shape and magical and political intrigues: it comprises The House of Shattered Wings (Roc/Gollancz, 2015 British Science Fiction Association Award, Locus Award finalist), and its standalone sequel The House of Binding Thorns (Ace/Gollancz). She also published The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, a book set in a Galactic Empire based on Vietnamese culture, which follows four characters in search of the titular citadel, a marvel of technology which mysteriously vanished on the eve of a war. Previous works are the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood, a trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies featuring priest-cum-investigator Acatl (starting with Servant of the Underworld), and On a Red Station, Drifting (shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards), a space opera focusing on the stormy relationship between two women aboard a decaying space station. Her short stories are frequently set in the Xuya universe, an alternate history continuity where the Mexica (Aztec) and Asian cultures have reached space ahead of the West, and where the familial structures include mindships, artificial intelligences incubated in human wombs. Such short fiction has appeared in a variety of professional magazines and anthologies. Aliette has won two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and a British Science Fiction Association Award.
She lives in Paris with her family, in a flat with more computers than warm bodies, and a set of Lovecraftian tentacled plants intent on taking over the place. In what little is left of her spare time, she wrangles a small toddler and cooks Franco-Vietnamese food. Hobbies include board games, tai chi/chi gong, and devouring books.

Awards

  • Finalist for Locus Award 2015, “Best Novel”, for The House of Shattered Wings, published by Roc (US)/Gollancz(UK, RoW)
  • Finalist for Locus Award 2015, “Best Novella”, for The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, published in Asimov’s, October/November 2015
  • Finalist for Locus Award 2015, “Best Short Story”, for “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, published in Clarkesworld, January 2015
  • Finalist for Nebula Award 2014, “Best Short Story”, for “The Breath of War”, published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 2014
  • Finalist for Locus Award 2014, “Best Novelette”, for “Memorials”, in Asimov’s January 2014
  • Finalist for Locus Award 2014, “Best Short Story”, for “The Dust Queen”, in Reach for Infinity, ed. Jonathan Strahan
  • Finalist for “Best Novelette”, Hugo Award, 2013; and Locus Award, 2013, for “The Waiting Stars” in The Other Half of the Sky, ed. Athena Andreadis and Kay Holt
  • Honor List for Tiptree Award, 2014, “Heaven under Earth”, in Electric Velocipede 24
  • Finalist for “Best Novella”, Hugo Award, 2012; Nebula Award, 2012; and Locus Award, 2012, for On A Red Station, Drifting
  • Finalist for “Best Short Story”, Hugo Award, 2012; Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award; and Locus Award, “Best Short Story”, for “Immersion”, in Clarkesworld Magazine June 2012
  • Finalist for Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, 2012, “Best Short Story”, “Scattered Along the River of Heaven”, in Clarkesworld Magazine January 2012