Aliette de Bodard
Aliette De Bodard is a writer of fantasy fiction and has already received critical accliam for her debut novel, Servant of the Underworld.
Aliette was born in the USA but brought up in France (where she still lives) and first discovered her thirst for Scifi and Fantasy through the works of Isaac Asimov. She moved onto fantasy after finding a copy of Ursula Le Guin's novel "The Earthsea Quartet", which is still one of her favorite novels.
She picked up a copy of Orson Scott Card's "How to write Fantasy and Science Fiction" which encouraged her to try and write herself. She since attended Orson Scott Card?s Literary Bootcamp and won the Writers of the Future contest while still writing short stories.
Aliette has a very strong interest in mythology, history and non western cultures, an interest that clearly enriches her work.