April 30, 1973 |
|Occupation||Writer, computer programmer|
|Genre||Historical fantasy/Alternate history|
|Subject||The Napoleonic wars fought with dragons|
Naomi Novik (born 30 April 1973) is an American writer. She is best known for her Temeraire fantasy/alternate history series of novels, of which there are currently eight published books. Her first book, His Majesty's Dragon, won the 2007 Compton Crook Award for best novel in the science fiction and fantasy category. She was also nominated for a Hugo Award for best novel in 2007.
Novik grew up in Roslyn Heights on Long Island. She is a second-generation American; her father is of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry, and her mother is an ethnic Pole. Displaying an interest in reading at a young age, she read The Lord of the Rings at age six, and developed a love for Jane Austen a year later.
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'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.
In September 2006, Peter Jackson optioned the Temeraire series. Novik's books are being released in audio book format. The first five were released by Books on Tape, beginning in 2007, and read by Simon Vance. The sixth book was released by Tantor Audio in September 2010, also read by Vance.
In 2011 Novik wrote Will Supervillains Be on the Final?, a new graphic novel about the next generation of high-flying costumed crusaders.
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.
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Novik has published eight books in the Temeraire series, with an ninth coming out in 2015. She plans for the series to conclude after nine books, with the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
- Temeraire (January 2006 [UK])
- Published in the US as His Majesty's Dragon in March 2006
- 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, ISBN 0-345-52290-7)
- League of Dragons (forthcoming, 2015)
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
- Baltimore Science Fiction Society: Compton Crook Award Winners
- Official Hugo Awards 2007 website
- 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.
- "Books by Naomi Novik".
- "Tongues of Serpents".
- "Portland Phoenix interview with Naomi Novik".
- "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