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Aliette de Bodard


USA flag (b.1982)

Aliette de Bodard is a multi-award-winning author. She is a half-French, half-Vietnamese computer and history geek who lives in Paris with her family, She has a special interest in non-Western civilisations, particularly Ancient Vietnam, Ancient China and Ancient Mesoamerica. Aliette is an engineer, a writer, and a keen amateur cook. Her love of mythology and history led her to speculative fiction early on. She is the author of numerous short stories, of the Aztec noir trilogy Obsidian and Blood, and of the award-nominated On a Red Station, Drifting, a space opera based on Vietnamese culture.
 
Awards
British Science Fiction Association Best Book winner (2015) : The House of Shattered Wings


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Under the Pendulum Sun (2017)
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Witchmark (2018)
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"If you need a fun queer period adventure romance, you'll want to add this to your TBR pile."

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