Aliette de Bodard writes speculative fiction: she has won three Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and four British Science Fiction Association Awards, and was a double Hugo finalist for 2019 (Best Series and Best Novella). She is the author of the Dominion of the Fallen series, set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, which comprises The House of Shattered Wings, The House of Binding Thorns, and The House of Sundering Flames (July 2019, Gollancz/JABberwocky Literary Agency). Her short story collection Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight is out from Subterranean Press. She lives in Paris. Visit https://www.aliettedebodard.com for more information
Today she shares her Six Books with Us
1. What book are you currently reading?
2. What upcoming book are you really excited about?
Kate Elliott's Unconquerable Sun¹, which is a huge space epic with a female version of Alexander the Great, fascinating and deep worldbuilding, and nailbiting action scenes. Also Perse (short for Persephone), the daughter of the House in charge of the secret police, is sheer delight: opinionated, resourceful, and very unimpressed by her own family.
3. Is there a book you’re currently itching to read again?
4. How about a book you’ve changed your mind about – either positively or negatively?
5. What’s one book, which you read as a child or a young adult, that has had a lasting influence on your writing?
6. And speaking of that, what’s your latest book, and why is it awesome?
It's Asian court drama meets High Gothic aka "husband and husband investigate a murder amidst court politics, and it looks like *family* is involved", aka "the diplomacy/MURDER pairing have to work together". There's kissing, sarcasm, and stabbing. I had a lot of fun writing it and putting together all my favourite tropes, and I hope you enjoy it too!
Thank you, Aliette!
POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.
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