HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
1,518 (5,239)27110,889 (3.66)50
alternate history (36) angels (29) anthology (658) Aztecs (38) C (43) calibre (26) collection (52) ebook (405) English (28) fairy tales (23) fantasy (567) fiction (487) free sf reader (28) historical fantasy (24) Kindle (155) magazine (40) mystery (67) new (28) non-fiction (24) not free sf reader (26) novella (37) online (23) Paris (24) random comments review (22) read (64) science fiction (926) sf (313) sf stories (27) sff (110) short (21) short fiction (106) short stories (501) short story (30) speculative fiction (50) steampunk (52) to-read (559) unread (67) urban fantasy (33) wishlist (30) year's best (27)

Aliette de Bodard has 1 past event. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Aliette de Bodard was born in the US, but grew up in France (in the gorgeous city of Paris, to be precise). Although French is her mother tongue, her parents insisted early on that she learn to speak English.

She first discovered SF through the works of Isaac Asimov, and then moved to fantasy when she happened upon a copy of Ursula Le Guin’s “The Earthsea Quartet”, which today remains one of her favorite books in the genre. She decided to write when her family moved to London for a few years: she found a copy of Orson Scott Card’s How to Write Fantasy and Science Fiction, which first made her realise that she could try her hand at writing.

She is an alumni of Saint-Louis de Gonzague (Paris), Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle (London), and studied in Lycée Louis le Grand (Paris), in a classe préparatoire, a prep course for the competitive exams which would enable her to enter an engineering school. After two years of intensive classes, Aliette was admitted into Ecole Polytechnique, one of France’s top engineering schools. During her class préparatoire, she started writing regularly, which enabled her to find a distraction from science. She completed two novels during her studies.

Her writing took off after she won the Writers of the Future contest and got picked out of Interzone‘s slushpile by the inimitable Jetse de Vries; this marked the beginning of a growing number of sales, out of which several were made to semi-professional or professional markets. She was able to join SFWA as an Active Member in 2008, and became a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2009, narrowly losing to David Anthony Durham.

Aliette de Bodard has won two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, and three British Science Fiction Association Awards. She has been a finalist for the Hugo, Sturgeon, and Tiptree Awards. She lives in Paris, France, with her family, in a flat with more computers than she really needs, and a bunch of Lovecraftian plants that are steadily taking over the living room. [adapted from website, 9/12/2018]
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Aliette de Bodard's book Dark Currents was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.66)
0.5 1
1 7
1.5 2
2 59
2.5 25
3 214
3.5 136
4 327
4.5 58
5 114

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Aliette de Bodard is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Aliette de Bodard is composed of 7 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,632,871 books! | Top bar: Always visible