April 30, 1973 |
|Occupation||Writer, computer programmer|
|Genres||Historical fantasy/Alternate history|
|Subjects||The Napoleonic wars fought with dragons|
Naomi Novik (born 30 April 1973) is an American novelist.
Novik was born in New York City. She is a first-generation American; her father is of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry, and her mother is an ethnic Pole. She studied English Literature at Brown University, and holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. She participated in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, until she discovered that she preferred writing to game design. Novik is married to entrepreneur and writer Charles Ardai. They live in Manhattan.
Novik's first novel, His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire in the UK), which commences the Temeraire series, is an alternate history of the Napoleonic Wars in a "Flintlock Fantasy" world in which dragons are abundant and are used in aerial combat. His Majesty's Dragon won the Compton Crook Award in 2007, and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
The seventh book in the series, Crucible of Gold, was published in March 2012.
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Temeraire series 
Novik has published seven books in the Temeraire series, with an eighth coming out in 2013. She plans for the series to conclude after nine books, with the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
- His Majesty's Dragon (March 2006, ISBN 0-345-48128-3)
- Published in the UK as Temeraire in August 2007, ISBN 978-0-00-725871-0
- Throne of Jade (April 2006, ISBN 0-345-48129-1)
- Published in the UK August 2007, ISBN 0-00-721912-1
- Black Powder War (May 2006, ISBN 0-345-48130-5)
- Published in the UK in August 2007, ISBN 978-0-00-721917-9
- Empire of Ivory (September 2007, ISBN 0-345-49687-6)
- Published in the UK in November 2007, ISBN 978-0-00-725673-0
- Victory of Eagles (July 2008, ISBN 0-345-49688-4)
- Tongues of Serpents (July 2010, ISBN 0-345-49689-2)
- Crucible of Gold (March 2012, ISBN 0-345-52286-9)
- Blood Of Tyrants (August 2013)
Omnibus edition 
- In the Service of the King (SFBC, 2006, ISBN 0-7394-6871-5)
- In His Majesty's Service (October 2009, ISBN 0-345-51354-1)
Short stories 
- The Temeraire short story, "Feast or Famine" has been published on Novik's official website, and has been translated into Czech.
- Deleted scenes from Throne of Jade and Empire of Ivory.
- "Araminta, or, the Wreck of the Amphidrake". Fast Ships, Black Sails, Night Shade Books, 2008, ISBN 978-1-59780-094-5.
- "Commonplaces". The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Night Shade Books, 2009, ISBN 978-1-59780-160-7
- "Vici". The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy , Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois, 2009, ISBN 978-0-441-01764-5
- "Purity Test". Zombies vs. Unicorns, Margaret K. McElderry, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4169-8953-0.
- "Seven Years from Home". Warriors, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7653-2048-3
Current work 
Novik is also author of Will Supervillains Be on the Final?, a new graphic novel about the next generation of high-flying costumed crusaders.
Audio Books 
- Alma A. Hromic. "Temeraire/His Majesty's Dragon". Featured review, SF Site.
- T. M. Wagner. "His Majesty's Dragon". SF Reviews.net.
- T. M. Wagner. "Throne of Jade". SF Reviews.net.
- T. M. Wagner. "Black Powder War". SF Reviews.net.
- T. M. Wagner. "Empire of Ivory". SF Reviews.net.
The Organization for Transformative Works 
Novik is an emeritus member of the board of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of fan-media including fan fiction, fan videos (vids), and real-person fiction. The OTW project began in 2007.
- Bosman, Julie (2006-10-11). "A New Writer Is Soaring on the Wings of a Dragon". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
- "Compton Crook Award Winners". Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
- "Peter Jackson enters dragons' den". The Guardian. 12 September 2006.
- "Naomi Novik - Blood Of Tyrants cover art and release date reveal".
- "Portland Phoenix interview with Naomi Novik".
- "Books by Naomi Novik".
- "Tongues of Serpents".
- "Homepage of the Organization for Transformative Works".
- Naomi Novik's Official Website
- Dragons! Lipgloss! Death! - Naomi Novik's LiveJournal page
- Interview with Naomi Novik at SFFWorld.com, 15 February 2006
- Interview: Naomi Novik by Rose Fox at Strange Horizons, 14 August 2006
- Naomi Novik: Regency Dragons at Locus Online, January 2007
- Quint interviews Temeraire author Naomi Novik about Peter Jackson, dream casting and Book 4 at Ain't it Cool News, 8 January 2007
- Naomi Novik at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- The Homepage of the Organization for Transformative Works
- Naomi Novik - Blood Of Tyrants cover art and release date reveal @ Upcoming4.me