Ancestors Watch Over Her: Aliette de Bodard’s Space Operas

by Athena Andreadis Note: this is part of a series in which I discuss works of the contributors to The Other Half of the Sky. Links to other entries in the series appear at the end of each discussion. The article originally appeared at Starship Reckless and recent discussions within the SFF community make it... Continue Reading →

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Aliette de Bodard wins a Nebula

Congratulations to Aliette de Bodard for winning a Nebula Award for Best Short Story, for Immersion. This is something of a historical win as, as far as we can ascertain, Aliette is the first ever European writer to win a Nebula in the entire history of the award. Congratulations to Aliette and here's hoping for the continuation of greater diversity... Continue Reading →

Aliette de Bodard on Mixed-race people in SFF

Aliette gave us permission to repost this here, from her blog: Mixed-race people in SFF By Aliette de Bodard OK, because I’ve seen one too many %%% storylines about mixed-race people in fiction (expanded for SFF to include the children of humans and aliens/magical creatures, etc.). For your information: We are not psychopaths, terminally maladjusted,... Continue Reading →

BSFA Award

I'm delighted to say we've been nominated for a BSFA Award in the non-fiction category! And very happy to see two international writers, Aliette de Bodard (France) and Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Philippines) in the short fiction category. Best Novel Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus) Empty Space: a Haunting by M. John Harrison (Gollancz) Intrusion by Ken Macleod (Orbit)... Continue Reading →

Aliette de Bodard on her new novella, On a Red Station, Drifting

Aliette de Bodard's latest book publication is the novella, On A Red Station, Drifting, published by the UK's Immersion Press in hardcover. Here, Aliette talks about the genesis and process of writing the novella, based on the Chinese classic Dream of Red Mansions: So, it’s occurred to me I didn’t actually provide this for my latest... Continue Reading →

Aliette de Bodard to Judge James White Award

The James White Award is an annual short story competition open to non-professional writers. Entry is free to writers from around the world and this year the judging panel will include French writer Aliette de Bodard, alongside Ian McDonald and the interzone editorial team. The winning story gets £300 and publication in Interzone. From the administrators: · Stories... Continue Reading →

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