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 two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a BSFA Award, as well as Writers of the Future. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Sturgeon, and Tiptree  Awards.

Her new novel, The House of Shattered Wings, is forthcoming from Gollancz (UK/Commonwealth, August 20th 2015) and Roc (US, August 2015): Fallen angels, Vietnamese immortals and entirely too many dead bodies, in a Paris devastated by the Great Magicians’ War…

Her Aztec mystery-fantasies, Servant of the Underworld, Harbinger of the Storm, and Master of the House of Darts, are published by Angry Robot, worldwide. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of venues, such as Interzone, Clarkesworld Magazine, Asimov’s, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction.

She lives in Paris, France, in a flat with more computers than she really needs, and uses her spare time to indulge in her love of mythology and history–as well as her love of cooking (the recipe page can be found here).

As a Franco-Vietnamese, Aliette has a strong interest in Ancient Vietnam and Ancient China, and will gladly use any excuse to shoehorn those into her short or long fiction. A more extensive biography is available here, and a list of her fiction can be found here. Here you will also find Aliette’s schedule and her list of essays on science, culture, cultural appropriation and other genre-related stuff.

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: Ines de Bodard

Forthcoming novel: The House of Shattered Wings

Read more info on my upcoming novel House of Shattered Wings here--forthcoming from Gollancz in the UK/Commonwealth and Roc in the US in August 2015. Belle Epoque Paris in the shadow of the Great Magicians' War--Fallen angels, Vietnamese dragons and entirely too many dead bodies!
Pre-order on Amazon US|Amazon UK|Waterstones.

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New recipe: Pork with sweet and sour soy sauce

New recipe up! Pork with sweet and sour soy sauce.

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North London Lit Fest

Middlesex University, Hendon Campus

I’ll be a guest at North London Lit Fest on March 24th, 17:30-19:30–where I’ll be taking part in a panel with Stephanie Saulter and Farah Mendlesohn. More info here.

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Imagination, the cliché shelf, and the inner librarian

Imagination, the cliché shelf, and the inner librarian

“We’re our father’s prejudices and our swordmaster’s dead men; our mother’s palate and our nurse’s habit of speech. We’re the books unwritten by our tutor, and our groom’s convictions and the courage of our first horse.” This is a Dorothy Dunnett quote (from The Game of Kings, which I heartily recommend): it’s nominally about how…

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Pork with sweet and sour soy sauce


Pork with sweet and sour soy sauce

Sour and not so sweet, but oh so good.

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