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Aliette de Bodard

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Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She has won three Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a British Fantasy Award and four British Science Fiction Association Awards. She was a double Hugo finalist for 2019 (Best Series and Best Novella). Most recently she published The House of Sundering Flames (Gollancz/JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.), the conclusion to her Dominion of the Fallen trilogy, set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war–which also comprises The House of Shattered Wings (Roc/Gollancz, 2015 British Science Fiction Association Award, Locus Award finalist), and The House of Binding Thorns (Ace/Gollancz, 2017 European Science Fiction Society Achievement Award, Locus award finalist).

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Aliette de Bodard Hi Shaina,

Thank you for dropping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed the series! Currently I'm not planning to write any more books in it--I worked in the un…more
Hi Shaina,

Thank you for dropping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed the series! Currently I'm not planning to write any more books in it--I worked in the universe for close to five years and I felt in need of a break!
There are other authors working with Mesoamerican elements in SFF: the ones that come to mind are T.L Morganfield, who has written epic historical fantasy (The Bone Flower Throne & The Bone Flower Queen) as well as alternate history and romance; Marella Sands (Sky Knife and Serpent & Storm). In the mystery genre there is Simon Levacs, who writes the adventures of Yaotl, an emancipated slave in pre-Fall Tenochtitlan. Can I also recommend Miguel Leon-Portilla's The Language of Kings, which isn't genre per se, but is a great survey of indigenous literature from the 15th Century to the modern era? (and his "Broken Spears" is a masterful account of the conquest of Mexico seen through Mexica eyes).

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Aliette de Bodard Hi Oskar, I will definitely put up an ebook edition of Obsidian and Blood, but right now I need to put it together (I just got the rights back and was…moreHi Oskar, I will definitely put up an ebook edition of Obsidian and Blood, but right now I need to put it together (I just got the rights back and was busy with promo for the new book)? I'll post updates when things move forward. (less)
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Looking back at 2020









Well, it was a year.


I didn’t expect 2020 to go the places it did (it’s fair to say that no one did).


In no particular order:


-a painful but necessary divorce


-a lot of changes as a result of above


-a pandemic and two lockdowns


-publication of two books (Of Dragons, Feasts and MurdersSeven of Infinities)


-sale of a book (Fireheart Tiger))


-writing of a bunch of things (mostly the queer pirate st

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You leave behind your beautiful flowers. And the earth that was only leant to you. You ascend into the Light, O Quechomitl, you leave behind the flowers and the singing and the earth. Safe journey, O friend.”
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