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 sapphic romantic fantasy Fireheart Tiger, in which a diplomat princess faces her former lover and must decide the future of her country–and her own.

She also wrote 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 Seven of Infinities (Subterranean Press, October 2020), and The Tea Master and the Detective.

Finally, 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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Out Now: Fireheart Tiger
Fireheart Tiger cover, featuring a woman holding a Vietnamese palace in her sleeve

Fireheart Tiger is a powerful romantic fantasy that reads like The Goblin Emperor meets Howl’s Moving Castle in a pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world.

A Most Anticipated Pick in 2021 for Buzzfeed | Mary Sue | Nerd Daily | FanFi Addict

Named Amazon Editor's Pick for Best SFF - February 2021

"What a commanding story of power and diplomacy. I was so captivated by the way this story never once flinches away from a deep sense of emotional honesty."

Sarah Gailey, bestselling author of Magic For Liars

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More information about Fireheart Tiger here.

Cover: Alyssa Winans

Out Now: Seven of Infinities

A sentient spaceship, master of disguise and storied thief...

An upright scholar with a dark secret...

A bloody murder that needs justice....

Our unlikely duo is investigating--and falling for each other at the same time. Sparks fly, but it's ok, because they totally have it under control! #famousLastWords

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More information about Seven of Infinities here.

(Cover image: Maurizio Manzieri )

Latest Blog Post

Looking back at 2020

Well, it was a year. I didn’t expect 2020 to go the places it did (it’s fair to say that no one did). In no particular order: -a painful but necessary divorce -a lot of changes as a result of above -a pandemic and two lockdowns -publication of two books (Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders, Seven…

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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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