Aliette de Bodard’s novellette “Memorials” in the January 2014 issue of Asimov’s

    Our friend Aliette, a very busy and happy mommy (“Snakelet” is three months old !) is present with her novellette “Memorials” in the January 2014 issue of Asimov’s. If you want to read a significant chunk of it, this is the place :

    Also, her short story “The Weight of a Blessing” is in the Clarkesworld Magazine, issue 78/2013 :


    Congratulations, Aliette, for your cute baby and your wonderful stories. Keep up the good work ! 🙂

    Aliette de Bodard is an award-winning speculative fiction writer (Nebula, Locus, BSFA), nominated to Nebula Hugo and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.  She is born in the USA, and grew up in Paris. French is her mother-tongue, but she writes in English. She’s a Software Engineer specialising in image processing and a member of the Written in Blood writers group. She was a 2007 winner of Writers of the Future and in 2009 was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has been published in Interzone, Hub magazine, Black Static, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, Apex Magazine, among others. Her short story “The Shipmaker” won the 2010 British Science Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction and her short story “Immersion” won the 2012 Nebula Award and Locus Award for Best Short Story.

    Her novelette “The Jaguar House, in Shadow” was nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Her short story “Shipbirth” was also nominated for the Nebula. Many of her stories are set in alternate history worlds where Aztec or pre-communist Chinese cultures are dominant. Her novel “Servant of the Underworld” (Angry Robot/HarperCollins) is a historical fantasy/mystery set in the fifteenth-century Aztec Empire.

    Bodard’s short story collection “Scattered Among Strange Worlds” was released in July, 2012. The collection features two science fiction stories entitled “Scattered Along the River of Heaven”, and “Exodus Tides”.

    In December 2012, Immersion Press released her novella “On a Red Station, Drifting“. The science fiction work chronicles the conflict between two members of an extended Vietnamese family on a space station ruled by an A.I., and is part of Bodard’s Asian-dominated alternate-history series. It was a finalist for the Nebula and Hugo.


    Obsidian and Blood trilogy

    “Servant of the Underworld”, Angry Robot Books, 2010

    “Harbinger of the Storm”, Angry Robot Books, 2011

    “Master of the House of Darts”, Angry Robot Books, 2011


    “On a Red Station, Drifting”, Immersion Press, 2012


    “Scattered Among Strange Worlds”, 2012

    Personal website :



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