Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell

Called “Violent, poetic and compulsively readable” by Maclean’s, science fiction author Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling writer born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, and the islands he lived on influence much of his work.

His Xenowealth series begins with Crystal Rain. Along with other stand-alone novels and his over 50 stories, his works have been translated into 18 different languages. He has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. His latest novel is Hurricane Fever, a follow up to the successful Arctic Rising that NPR says will ‘give you the shivers.’

He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs. He can be found online at www.TobiasBuckell.com

Bibliography

Novels

7. Hurricane Fever – Tor (July, 2014)
– – UK & Commonwealth: Del Rey UK (July, 2014)

6. The Apocalypse Ocean – Kickstarter (July 2012)

5. Arctic Rising – Tor (Feb. 2012)
– – UK & Commonwealth: Del Rey UK (Jul. 2013)

4. Halo: The Cole Protocol – Tor (Nov. 2008)

3. Sly Mongoose – Tor (Aug. 2008)
– – Germany: Bastei Luebbe (Oct. 2008)

2. Ragamuffin – Tor (July 2007)
– – Germany: Bastei Luebbe (Apr. 2008)

1. Crystal Rain – Tor (Feb. 2006)
– – Germany: Bastei Luebbe (Oct. 2007)
– – Russia: AST (Dec. 2007)
– – Czech Republic: Jules Verne Club (2008)
– – Lithuania: Eridanas (2009)
– – France: Telemaque (2010)
– – Japan: Hayakawa (Oct. 2010)
– – Poland: Mag (TBA)
– – Romania: Tritonic (TBA)

 

Collections

4. Xenowealth: A Collection (Jan 2016)
3. Mitigated Futures – Kickstarter (June 2012)
2. Nascence (May 2011)
1. Tides From The New Worlds – Wyrm Publishing (April 2009)

Anthologies I’ve edited

1. Diverse Energies (w/ Joe Monti) – Tu Publishing (Fall 2012)

Novellas

4. Tensegrity – METAtropolis: Greenspace (October, 2013)
3. Byways – METAtropolis: Cascadia (November, 2010)
2. The Executioness – The Alchemist & The Executioness (July, 2010)
1. Stochasticity – METAtropolis (Oct. 2008)

 

Short Stories

58. Ratcatcher – Xenowealth: A Collection (Dec. 2015)

57. Rules of Enchantment (w/ David Klecha) – Operation Arcana (Apr. 2015)

56. Pale Blue Memories – Old Venus (Mar. 2015)

55. A Cold Heart – Upgraded (July, 2014)

54. Help Fund Taphognosis Industries – Help Fund My Robot Army (July, 2014)

53. Sundown – Dead Man’s Hand (May, 2014)

52. Ambassador to the Dinosaurs – The Book of Silverberg (April, 2014)

51. System Reset – The End is Nigh (March, 2014)

50. A Pressure of Shadows – Schemers (November, 2013)

49. The Rydr Express – The New Hero II (May, 2013)
– – reprinted in Science Fiction World (2015)

48. The Seafarer – Subterranean Magazine (Winter, 2013)
– – reprinted in Science Fiction World (TBA)

47. The Found Girl (w/ David Klecha) – Clarkesworld Magazine (September, 2012)

46. The Rainy Season – Mitigated Futures (August, 2012)
– – reprinted in Loosed Upon the World (Aug. 2015)

45. A Game of Rats and Dragon – Mitigated Futures (June, 2012)
– – Argentina (reprinted/translated into Spanish in Axxon Ciencia Ficcion in May 2013)
– – reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine (Nov. 2012)

44. Jungle Walkers (w/ David Klecha) – Armored (March, 2012)

43. Press Enter to Execute – Fireside Magazine #1 (Spring, 2012)
– – Israel (reprinted/translated into Hebrew in Bli Panika TBA)

42. A Tinker of Warhoon – Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (Spring, 2012)

41. A Militant Peace (w/ David Klecha) – Clarkesworld Magazine (November, 2011)
– – reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction #29 (July 2012)
– – finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award (2012)

40. Lonely Islands – MIT Technology Review (Nov. 2011, TR:SF edition)

39. Mirror, Mirror – Subterranean Magazine (Special YA edition, Summer 2011)

38. Love Comes To Abyssal City – Hot And Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance (June, 2011)
– – Czech Republic (reprinted/translated into Czech in Plnou Parou, 2014)
– – reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (Fall 2014)

37. The Universe Reef – Nature Magazine (May, 2011)

36. The Fall of Alacan – Subterranean Magazine (Spring 2011)

35. On The Eve of the Fall of Habesh – Speculative Horizons (December, 2010)

34. A Jar of Goodwill – Clarkesworld Magazine (May, 2010)
– – Czech Republic (reprinted/translated into Czech in XB-1, TBA)
– – Spain (reprinted/translated into Spanish in Alfa Eridiani, TBA)

33. Dirt – HALO: Evolutions (November, 2009)

32. Placa Del Fuego – Clarkesworld Magazine (July, 2009)

31. Something in The Rock – Tides From The New Worlds (March, 2009)

30. Mitigation (w/ Karl Schroeder) – Fast Forward 2 (Fall, 2008)
– – reprinted in The Year’s Best SF #14 (summer 2009)
– – audio version podcast at Starship Sofa (Spring 2013)
– – reprinted in Loosed Upon the World (Aug. 2015)

29. Resistance – Seeds of Change (Summer, 2008)
– – audio cast at Escape Pod (Oct. 2008)
– – Czech Republic (reprinted/translated into Czech in Pevnost, 2009)
– – Spain (reprinted/translated into Galacian in Nova Fantasia, TBD)

28. The People’s Machine – Sideways in Crime (Summer, 2008)
– – reprinted in Mammoth Book of Steampunk (April, 2012)

27. Manumission – Baen’s Universe (April, 2008)
– – reprinted in Light Speed Magazine (July, 2010)
– – Romania  (reprinted/translated in Nautilus Online, Winter 2012)

26. Io, Robot – Visual Journeys: a tribute to space art (summer 2007)
– – reprinted in Fandom Forever, No. 1 (2012)

25. The Duel – Electric Velocipede #11 (Nov. 2006)

24. The Last Twilight – Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future (Aug. 2006)

23. The Silver Streak – Space Cadets (Aug. 2006)

22. Shoah Sry (with Ilsa J. Bick) – Subterranean Magazine (Spring 2006)

21. Toy Planes – Nature Magazine (Oct 14th, 2005)
– – reprinted in The Year’s Best SF #11 (May, 2006)
– – reprinted in Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (Nov. 2013)

20. Anakoinosis – I Alien (April 2005)
– – audio version podcast at Dunesteef Audio (March 2011)
– – Hungary (reprinted/translated into Hungarian in SF MAG, TBD 2012)

19. Aerophilia – All Star Zeppelin Stories (Sep. 2004)
– – audio version podcast at Starship Sofa (May 2009)
– – Greece (reprinted/translated into Greek in Universe Pathways, TBD 2012)

18. Necahual – So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy (May 2004)

17. Her – Fortean Bureau (January 2004)
– – audio cast at Escape Pod (Aug. 2006)

16. Four Eyes – New Voices in Science Fiction (December 2003)

15. In The Heart of Kalikuata – Men Writing SF As Women (November, 2003)

14. Smooth Talking – Marsdust (Oct. 2003)
– – audio cast at Escape Pod (Dec. 2006)

13. Death’s Dreadlocks – Mojo: Conjure Stories (April 2003)
– – Greece (reprinted/translated into Greek in Universe Pathways in January ’06

12. Tides – Ideomancer Unbound (December 2002)
– – reprinted in StarShipSofa Vol 2 (Oct. 2010)

11. The Shackles of Freedom (with Mike Resnick) – With A Little Help From My Friends (Aug. 2002)
– – Visions of Liberty (July 2004)

10. Nord’s Gambit – switch.blade (July 2002)
– – reprinted in This Is My Funniest 2 (Oct. 2007)

9. Kisses -Vestal Review (July 2002)
– – audio version on Drabblecast (April 2008)

8. A Green Thumb – Analog (July/August 2002)
– – audio version at Escape Pod (Aug. 2006)
– – Greece (reprinted/translated into Greek in Universe Pathways, 2007)

7. Trinkets – The Book of All Flesh (October 2001)
– – Spain/Central America/South America (Spanish translation in ‘El Libro De Los Zombies, 2004)
– – reprinted in The Best of All Flesh (Jan. 2010)
– – reprinted in Zombies: The Recent Dead (Oct. 2010)

6. All Her Children Fought – Speculon (March 2001)
– – Israel (reprinted/translated in Hebrew in Bli Panika Dec. 2003)
– – Turkey (reprinted/translated into Turkish at Turkce Bilimkurgu ve Fantastik December 2010)
– – France (reprinted/translated into French at Borderlines December 2012)
– – Greece (reprinted/translated into Greek in Universe Pathways, Spring 2012)
– – Brazil (reprinted/translated into Portuguese in Hyperpulp, Summer 2012)
– – Spain (reprinted/translated into Spanish in Alfa Eridiani, TBA)
– – Film adaptation by Snugboro Films (Ireland, 2012)

5. Steam – Would That It Were (January 2001)

4. Spurn Babylon – Whispers From The Cotton Tree Root (October ’00)
– – Hungary (reprinted/translated into Hungarian in SF MAG, June 2011)
– – Spain (reprinted/translated into Galacian in Nova Fantasia, TBD)
– – Israel (reprinted/translated into Hebrew in Bli Panika, TBD)
– – France (reprinted/translated into French in Tenebres 2012)
– – Finland (reprinted/translated into Finnish in Tähtivaeltaja, TBD)

3. In Orbite Medievali – Writers of The Future (September ’00):
– – Israel (reprinted/translated into Hebrew in Bli Panika Jul. 2003)
– – Portugal (reprinted/translated in Portugese in Bang!, 2006)
– – Finland (reprinted/translated in Finnish in Spin, TBA)

2. The Fish Merchant -Science Fiction Age (March ’00)
– – reprinted in Neverworlds (February ’02)
– – Greece (reprinted/translated into Greek in Eleftherotypia in February 2005)
– – Poland (reprinted/translated into Polish in Nowa Fantastyka January 2006)
– – Brazil (reprinted/translated into Portuguese in Terra Incognita summer 2009)
– – Netherlands (reprinted/translated in Dutch in SF Terra early 2012)

1. Waiting For The Zephyr – Jackhammer (June, 1999)
– – reprinted in Land/Space Anthology (January 2003)
– – reprinted in Wastelands (2007)
– – Czech Republic (reprinted/translated into Czech in Pevnost, 2009)

Related Experience

I have taught writers as the Writer in Residence for Bermuda, as well as at workshops like Shared Worlds, Alpha Teen Writing Workshop, Clarion, and Seton Hill University. I’ve spoken about topics from creative living, ecology, and futurism at O’Reilly Tools of Change, Ohio Northern University, St. Mary’s University, Bluffton University, the Whole Earth Festival, the Caribbean Studies Association, as well as at metro library events throughout Ohio and Michigan. I’ve been a guest of honor of conventions like AnimeKon Expo and Odyssey Con, and a guest on shows like Cult Pop (Michigan cable) and Geeks Guide to the Galaxy.

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