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Aliette de Bodard

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Ursula Le Guin, Patricia McKillip, Fairy Tales

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I am a speculative fiction author living in Paris, with a strong taste for history and mythology. Rice addict, tea addict and nước mắm addict.
My short fiction has appeared in various professional venues, and my Aztec fantasy series "Obsidian and Blood", Servant of the Underworld, is published by Angry Robot.
My next novel is The House of Shattered Wings, set in a devastated Paris where quasi-feudal Houses fight each other for dominance; and features fallen angels, dragons, immortals and witches--and entirely too many dead bodies. Forthcoming August 20th (Gollancz, UK/Commonwealth)/August 18th (Roc, US).
In my spare time, I also double as a geek in maths and computer science.
I read in a wide variety of genres and consume an astronomical qu
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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…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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“You leave behind your fine poems.
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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“I still couldn’t banish the image of the Quetzal Flower. In my mind, it merged with that of Priestess Eleuia: everything a man could desire or aspire to, a woman who would suck the marrow from your bones and still leave you smiling.”
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“a man of no religion, who dares use pain as a weapon, tainting it for mundane things”
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