Aliette de Bodard
|Aliette de Bodard|
|Born||New York City, USA|
|Occupation||Computer Engineer, Author|
|Genres||Science fiction, Fantasy|
Aliette de Bodard is an award-winning speculative fiction writer. She is of French/Vietnamese descent, born in the USA, and grew up in Paris. French is her mother-tongue, but she writes in English. She is a Software Engineer specialising in image processing and a member of the Written in Blood writers group.
Writing and Accolades
She was a 2007 winner of Writers of the Future, and in 2009 was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has been published in Interzone, Hub magazine, Black Static, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Apex Magazine, among others. Her short story "The Shipmaker" won the 2010 British Science Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction and her short story "Immersion" won the 2012 Nebula Award and Locus Award for Best Short Story.
Many of her stories are set in alternate history worlds where Aztec or pre-communist Chinese cultures are dominant. Her novel Servant of the Underworld (Angry Robot/HarperCollins) is a historical fantasy/mystery set in the fifteenth-century Aztec Empire.
Bodard's short story collection Scattered Among Strange Worlds was released in July, 2012. The collection features two science fiction stories entitled Scattered Along the River of Heaven, and Exodus Tides.
In December 2012, Immersion Press released her novella "On a Red Station, Drifting". The science fiction work chronicles the conflict between two members of an extended Vietnamese family on a space station ruled by an AI, and is part of Bodard's Asian-dominated alternate-history series. It was a finalist for the Nebula and Hugo.
- Personal Website
- Written in Blood writers group
- Aliette de Bodard at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Aliette de Bodard at Goodreads
- Interview (excerpts) from Locus magazine, August 2013
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- Ciriello, Dario (October 2009). "Ghosts and Demons: An Interview with Aliette de Bodard". The Internet Review of Science Fiction. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- Jones, Jeremy L. C. (December 2011). "Disrupting the World in Large Ways: A Conversation with Aliette de Bodard". Clarkesworld Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- "2010 BSFA Award Winners". Locus Online. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- "2012 Nebula Award Winners," Locus Magazine, May 18, 2013.
- "Announcing the 2013 Locus Award Winners!". Tor.com. Tor Books. 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
- "SFWA announces the 2010 Nebula Award Nominees". Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- Patrick Nielsen Hayden (2011-04-24). "2011 Hugo Finalists". Tor.com. Tor Books. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- "2011 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- "Aliette de Bodard - Scattered Among Strange Worlds cover art and table of contents". Upcoming4.me. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- "2012 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- Aliette de Bodard. "Aliette de Bodard - On a Red Station, Drifting (description)". aliettedebodard.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- "2013 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2013-05-15.