Aliette de Bodard

Aliette de Bodard

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 a British Science Fiction Association Award. Recent works include The House of Shattered Wings (Roc/Gollancz), a novel set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, and The Citadel of Weeping Pearls(Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2015), a novella set in the same universe as her Vietnamese space opera On a Red Station Drifting. 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.


The House of Shattered Wings, Roc/Gollancz, 2015

The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, Asimov's Oct/Nov 2015

Obsidian and Blood, Angry Robot, 2013

On a Red Station, Drifting, Immersion Press, 2012

Master of the House of Darts, Angry Robot, 2012

Harbinger of the Storm, Angry Robot, 2011

Servant of the Underworld, Angry Robot, 2010

Numerous award winning short stories. Author of the Xuya universe series of Vietnamese-inspired space operas, and of the Dominion of the Fallen series, set in a post-magical-war Paris. 

Awards and Memberships

Nebula Award for Best Novelette, "The Waiting Stars", 2014

Honor List for Tiptree Award, "Heaven Under Earth", 2014

Nebula Award for Best Short Story, "Immersion", 2013

Locus Award for Best Short Story, "Immersion", 2013

British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Short Story, "The Shipmaker", 2010

Finalist for four Hugo Awards, six Nebula Awards, seven Locus Awards, three British Science Fiction Association Awards, and the Theodore Sturgeon and Tiptree Award. 

Related Experience

Writing workshops on and offline. Speaker at conventions, book festivals and other events. Fluent in English, French, Spanish. 

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