Aliette de Bodard is a science fiction and fantasy writer who was born in the US, but grew up in France. Despite growing up in the gorgeous city of Paris, her parents insisted that she speak English from an early age and her books are available in the English language.

She was interested in science fiction from a young age through Isaac Asimov and began her interest in fantasy thanks to Ursula Le Guin’s The Earthsea Quartet. She went to college for engineering and began writing as a distraction from her course load. She found a real love for it during this time and decided to attend Orson Scott Card’s Literary Bootcamp to sharpen her skills. She would then win a writing contest, the Writers of the Future, and things took off from there.

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Publication Order of Obsidian and Blood Books

Servant of the Underworld (2010)Description / Buy at
Harbinger of the Storm (2011)Description / Buy at
Master of the House of Darts (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dominion of the Fallen Books

Of Books, and Earth, and Courtship (2015)Description / Buy at
In Morningstar's Shadow (2015)Description / Buy at
The House of Shattered Wings (2015)Description / Buy at
The House of Binding Thorns (2017)Description / Buy at
The House of Sundering Flames (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dragons and Blades Books

Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders (2020)Description / Buy at
Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Xuya Universe Books

The Citadel of Weeping Pearls (2015)Description / Buy at
The Tea Master and the Detective (2018)Description / Buy at
Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight (2019)Description / Buy at
Seven of Infinities (2020)Description / Buy at
In the Shadow of the Ship (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Xuya Universe Romance Books

The Red Scholar’s Wake (2022)Description / Buy at
A Fire Born of Exile (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In the Vanishers’ Palace (2018)Description / Buy at
A Fire of Ten Thousand Flags (2020)Description / Buy at
Navigational Entanglements (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Jaguar House, in Shadow (2010)Description / Buy at
Immersion (2012)Description / Buy at
On a Red Station, Drifting (2012)Description / Buy at
Heaven Under Earth (Electric Velocipede #24) (2013)Description / Buy at
The Waiting Stars (2013)Description / Buy at
Memorials (2014)Description / Buy at
Lullaby for a Lost World (2016)Description / Buy at
Children of Thorns, Children of Water (2017)Description / Buy at
The Inaccessibility of Heaven (2020)Description / Buy at
Tea and Murder (With: Stefan Rudnicki,Kate Orsini) (2021)Description / Buy at
Fireheart Tiger (2021)Description / Buy at
The Mausoleum’s Children (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Scattered Among Strange Worlds (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Solaris Rising Anthology Books

Solaris Rising (By: Pat Cadigan,Mike Resnick,Stephen Baxter,Lavie Tidhar,Ken MacLeod,Peter F. Hamilton,Ian Watson,Eric Brown,Adam Roberts,Paul Di Filippo,Alastair Reynolds,Tricia Sullivan,Ian Whates,Richard Salter) (2011)Description / Buy at
Solaris Rising 1.5 (With: Paul Cornell,Tanith Lee,Mike Resnick,Adam Roberts,Paul Di Filippo,Ian Whates,Gareth L. Powell,Sarah Lotz,Philip Vine) (2012)Description / Buy at
Solaris Rising 2 (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Paul Cornell,Liz Williams,James Lovegrove,Robert Reed,Eugie Foster,Nancy Kress,Nick Harkaway,Norman Spinrad,Vandana Singh,Kim Lakin-Smith,Ian Whates,Paul Cornell, Jr.,Kay Kenyon,Adrian Tchaikovsky,Martin Sketchley,Allan Steele) (2013)Description / Buy at
Solaris Rising 3 (With: Rachel Swirsky,George Zebrowski,Ian Watson,Adam Roberts,Tony Ballantyne,Julie E. Czerneda,Alex Dally MacFarlane,Benjamin Rosenbaum,Ian R. MacLeod,Sean Williams,Chris Beckett,Ken Liu,Nina Allan,Ian Whates,Cat Sparks,Gareth L. Powell,Benjanun Sriduangkaew,Martin Sketchley,Laura Lam) (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22(2008)Description / Buy at
Eight Against Reality(2010)Description / Buy at
Dark Futures: Tales of Dystopia SF(2010)Description / Buy at
The Best of Talebones(2010)Description / Buy at
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3(2011)Description / Buy at
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who(2012)Description / Buy at
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders(2012)Description / Buy at
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke(2012)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Description / Buy at
The Best of Electric Velocipede(2012)Description / Buy at
Lightspeed Magazine, January 2015(2012)Description / Buy at
Lightspeed Magazine, November 2012(2012)Description / Buy at
The Other Half of the Sky(2013)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at
Best New SF 26(2013)Description / Buy at
We See a Different Frontier(2013)Description / Buy at
Speculative Fiction 2013(2014)Description / Buy at
Clarkesworld: Year Six(2014)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection(2014)Description / Buy at
Solaris Rising 3(2014)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures(2014)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women(2014)Description / Buy at
Carbide Tipped Pens(2014)Description / Buy at
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 100(2015)Description / Buy at
Letters to Tiptree(2015)Description / Buy at
Love Hurts(2015)Description / Buy at
The Long List Anthology(2015)Description / Buy at
Warrior Women(2015)Description / Buy at
A Fantasy Medley 3(2015)Description / Buy at
To Shape the Dark(2016)Description / Buy at
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One(2016)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection(2016)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016(2016)Description / Buy at
Mithila Review Issue 5+6(2016)Description / Buy at
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Seven(2016)Description / Buy at
The Starlit Wood(2016)Description / Buy at
Barcelona Tales(2016)Description / Buy at
Asian Monsters(2016)Description / Buy at
The Long List Anthology Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at
Some of the Best from, 2016 Edition(2017)Description / Buy at
Galactic Empires(2017)Description / Buy at
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two(2017)Description / Buy at
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume Three(2017)Description / Buy at
Tales from the Edge: Escalation: A Maelstrom's Edge Collection(2017)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at
Infinity Wars(2017)Description / Buy at
Children of a Different Sky(2017)Description / Buy at
The Long List Anthology Volume 3(2017)Description / Buy at
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One(2018)Description / Buy at
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings(2018)Description / Buy at
Knee-Deep in Grit: Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction(2018)Description / Buy at
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #261(2018)Description / Buy at
Mechanical Animals(2018)Description / Buy at
The New Accelerator(2019)Description / Buy at
Mythic Journeys(2019)Description / Buy at
The Best of Uncanny(2019)Description / Buy at
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Five(2020)Description / Buy at
London Centric(2020)Description / Buy at
Silk & Steel(2020)Description / Buy at
The Long List Anthology Volume 8(2022)Description / Buy at
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 52: May/June 2023(2023)Description / Buy at

If You Like Aliette de Bodard Books, You’ll Love…

Servant of the Underworld is the first book in the Obsidian and Blood series. The only thing that keeps the sun in the sky and the plants growing is human sacrifice and the magic of living blood in this world. When a Priestess disappears from a room that is found drenched in blood, Acatl is called in to investigate. He’s the High Priest of the Dead and he has a unique connection as his estranged brother is involved here. He soon finds himself deep in a world of political and magical intrigues that go all the way up to the gods themselves.

A popular book by de Bodard is On a Red Station, Drifting. This book is apart of the popular Xuya universe and follows the inhabitants of Prosper Station. For years they have thrived, but war changes everything. Many of their brightest minds have been called away and the station is being drained by refugees. It’s up to Station Mistress Quyen and the Honoured Ancestress to keep things straight before things fall apart.

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