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 three Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a European Science Fiction Society award, a British Fantasy Award and four BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Awards.

She is the author of the Hugo-award nominated series The Universe of Xuya, Vietnamese-inspired space opera with sentient spaceships: a complete list of these stories and some additional background information can be found here. Short novels set in this universe include the upcoming Seven of Infinities (Subterranean Press, October 2020), and The Tea Master and the Detective.

She is the author of the Dominion of the Fallen series set in a devastated Gothic Paris, which comprises The House of Shattered Wings The House of Binding Thorns, and The House of Sundering Flames


She lives in Paris, France.

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: Lou Abercrombie

Coming Soon: Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders

Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders is a standalone fantasy of manners and murders, an Asian court drama meets High Gothic, in which a murder/diplomacy pairing of a Fallen angel and his dragon husband must team up to solve a murder. Featuring kissing, sarcasm and stabbing, out July 7th from JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

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More information about Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders here.

(Cover: Ravven)

Out Now: Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight

Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight is my very first short story collection, coming out September 2019 from Subterranean. Features the award-winning Universe of Xuya stories of Vietnamese-inspired space opera, as well as an original novella, a comedy of manners set in an alternate 19th Century.

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More information about Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight here.

(Cover image: Maurizio Manzieri )

Latest Blog Post

Sale: Fireheart Tiger to Tor Dot Com

I’ve had to sit on this one for a while, but I’m pleased to have sold my novella Fireheart Tiger to Jonathan Strahan at I’m absolutely thrilled, as I’ve loved a great deal many books published by the imprint (and I can’t wait to see the cover art). The blurb is below. This is…

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Featured Event

Productive Futures (London)

Birkbeck School of Arts, London

I’m pleased to be an author guest of the academic conference of the London Science Fiction Research Community, Productive Futures. Come see me and plenty of really smart and talented people talk about economics in the future! It’ll be happening at Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD. Get tickets here!

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Featured Article

List of SFF mothers written by people of colour and indigenous people

List of SFF mothers written by people of colour and indigenous people

(illustration: mother-to-be Françoise and her wife Berith from my novel The House of Binding Thorns, art by Likhain) So I thought I’d collate the result of this thread: I was writing an article and asked on twitter for recommendations of SFF written by people of colour which had mothers in them: specifically, the mothers had…

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Banh bao (steamed buns)

Banh bao (steamed buns)

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