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, an Ignyte Award, a Locus Award, a European Science Fiction Society award, a British Fantasy Award and four BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Awards. She is a current Hugo finalist for 2020.
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, Locus Award finalist), and Nebula-award winning 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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Original Picture Credits Portrait: Aliette de Bodard, & Francesca Myman
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
More information about Fireheart Tiger here.
Cover: Alyssa Winans
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
A Locus Award finalist for Best Novella.
More information about Seven of Infinities here.
(Cover image: Maurizio Manzieri )
Latest Blog Post
I am pleased and a bit shocked that my story “The Inaccessibility of Heaven” has won the Ignyte Award for Best Novelette. This is the prepared text of my acceptance speech: I’m not sure what I actually delivered given that I was scrambling and trying to stay coherent. Thank you all. You can read the story here if…
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!
(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…