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Aliette de Bodard

Autor(a) de The House of Shattered Wings

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About the Author

Aliette de Bodard was born in the United States, and grew up in France. She studied computer science and applied mathematics at Ecole Polytchnique, one of France's top engineering schools. She began writing fiction to distract herself from her classwork, and completed two novels before finishing mostrar mais her studies. She is a system engineer and writer of speculative fiction. Her works include the Obsidian and Blood trilogy and The House of Shattered Wings. Her short fiction has received two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, and a British Science Fiction Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Aliette de Bodard

The House of Shattered Wings (2015) 743 cópias
Servant of the Underworld (2010) 458 cópias
Fireheart Tiger (2021) 342 cópias
On a Red Station, Drifting (2012) 310 cópias
The Red Scholar's Wake (2022) 275 cópias
In the Vanishers’ Palace (2018) 254 cópias
The House of Binding Thorns (2017) 182 cópias
The Citadel of Weeping Pearls (2015) 176 cópias
Harbinger of the Storm (2011) 147 cópias
Seven of Infinities (2020) 128 cópias
Master of the House of Darts (2011) 118 cópias
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders (2020) 115 cópias
Obsidian and Blood (2012) 94 cópias
In Morningstar's Shadow (2015) 55 cópias
Lullaby for a Lost World (2016) 53 cópias
A Fire Born of Exile (2023) 37 cópias
The Waiting Stars (2013) 34 cópias
Perhonen ja jaguaari (2013) 25 cópias
Immersion (2012) 20 cópias
The Breath of War (2014) 8 cópias
Shipbirth [short fiction] (2011) 7 cópias
The Lost Xuyan Bride (2007) 7 cópias
Obsidian Shards (2007) 7 cópias
Beneath the Mask (2009) 6 cópias
Butterfly Falling at Dawn (2008) 6 cópias
Ship's Brother (2010) 6 cópias
Children of a Different Sky (2017) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
A Salvaging of Ghosts (2016) 6 cópias
Orioni vöö. 1 (2020) 5 cópias
Through the Obsidian Gates (2006) 4 cópias
Autumn's Country (2007) 3 cópias
Pearl {short story}  (2016) 3 cópias
Blighted Heart (2009) 3 cópias
Navigational Entanglements (2024) 3 cópias
Starsong (2012) 3 cópias
The Dust Queen (2014) 3 cópias
The Moon Over Red Trees (2014) 3 cópias
The Wind-Blown Man (2010) 2 cópias
Two Sisters in Exile (2012) 2 cópias
Golden Lilies (2009) 2 cópias
The Dancer's Gift (2008) 2 cópias
Ys 2 cópias
Memorials (2014) 2 cópias
Mélanie (2010) 2 cópias
The Bleeding Man 2 cópias
As the Wheel Turns (2010) 2 cópias
The Scholar of the Bamboo Flute (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Crossing the Midday Gate (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Rescue Party (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
The Naming at the Pool 1 exemplar(es)
Sea Child 1 exemplar(es)
A Slow Unfurling of Truth (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Prayers of Forges and Furnaces (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
The Lonely Heart (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Weepers and Ragers 1 exemplar(es)
Waiting Stars 1 exemplar(es)
At the Foot of the Dragon Stair (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
For a Daughter 1 exemplar(es)
Sword of Bone, Halls of Thorns (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Mulberry and Owl (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Deer Flight 1 exemplar(es)
After the Fire 1 exemplar(es)
Citadel of Cobras 1 exemplar(es)
Galaxies N°13 : La SF nordique (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Murder In Laochan 1 exemplar(es)
The Death of Aiguillon (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Strength of the House 1 exemplar(es)
In the lands of the Spill (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
What Hungers in the Dark 1 exemplar(es)
The Triad's Gift 1 exemplar(es)
Heaven under earth 1 exemplar(es)
Horus Ascending 1 exemplar(es)
By Bargain and Blood 1 exemplar(es)
Fleeing Tezcatlipoca (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Réalité X.O 1 exemplar(es)
Memories of My Sister 1 exemplar(es)
Dancing for the Monsoon 1 exemplar(es)
Calling the Unicorn 1 exemplar(es)

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
Epic: Legends of Fantasy (2012) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias
The Apex Book of World SF (2009) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition (2017) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (2019) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
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The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Warrior Women (2015) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXIII (2007) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Meeting Infinity (2015) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Best of World SF: Volume 1 (2021) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Infinity Wars (2017) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Silk and Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
A Fantasy Medley 3 (2015) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Mission Critical (2019) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Space Opera (2007) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Dark Currents (2012) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Six (2014) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 100 (January 2015) (2015) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World (2017) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry (2014) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
London Centric: Tales of Future London (2020) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Scheherazade's Facade (2012) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Immersion Book of Steampunk (2011) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Death of All Things (2017) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Love Hurts: A Speculative Fiction Anthology (1656) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Invisible 2: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (2015) — Introdução — 18 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 70 • March 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
To Shape the Dark (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 124 (January 2017) (2017) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 078 (March 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte, algumas edições16 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 145 (October 2018) (2018) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
New Ceres nights (2009) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Best of Electric Velocipede (2014) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Seven (2015) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Avatars Inc (2020) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (Volume 1) (1705) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Dark Futures: Tales of Dystopian SF (2010) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. II (2010) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #157 (2014) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2021 (2022) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Writer's Book of Doubt (2019) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Grimdark Magazine #2 (2014) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Extrasolar (2017) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 22: May/June 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 11: July/August 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 38, No. 1 [January 2014] (2014) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Knee-Deep in Grit: Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Asian Monsters: Volume 3 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (2016) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 77 • October 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 30 • November 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Immersion Book of SF (2010) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 56 • January 2015 (2014) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One (2018) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
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Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
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Nebula Awards Showcase 54 (2020) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 89 • October 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
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Grimdark Magazine #6 (2016) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #195 (2016) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
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BSFA Awards 2021: Awards Booklet (2022) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
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Focus 68 (2018) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
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I love this. It’s short and sweet but it hold everything you could want in a story. It’s such a sweet love story that pleasantly takes you by surprise.
 
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ChaoticGoblin | outras 23 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I'm not sure where to go with my rating on this one. The world is intriguing, I love brainships, I like the characters. And it's a nice story.
But it doesn't quite draw me in as much as I would like it to. It could be a bit more accessible. As it was, I started from the beginning 3 times because what I read seemed to clash with what I thought I read earlier. Somehow I had come to conclusions about the world that were incorrect. As a result, the ride wasn't entirely smooth...
But 3 is too low, and there was enough to like about this that I'm rounding up.… (mais)
 
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zjakkelien | outras 9 resenhas | Jan 17, 2024 |
I thought this was actually quite impressive. It's only a 100 pages, but there is quite some world-building and character development in this story, and on top of that some really good characters, and two of them are female. Another is an AI. All of them are impressive. The two female characters unfortunately do not like each other, but their dislike is described realistically without hitting the reader over the head with it. Both of their POVs are understandable. I thought the ending was also well done, not an 'all is well that ends well', but something realistic. In a way, I think it is a pity that this is only 100 pages. I think there was enough there to make it a full book, which could have made it more immersive.… (mais)
 
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zjakkelien | outras 31 resenhas | Jan 2, 2024 |
I feel so powerful ambivalent about this story and seeing other's strong reactions either way have only left me even more confused and rather sure that my brain is just as responsible as de Bodard for my utter discombobulation.

First of all, I came across this book by seeing it on a Queer book list and saw that it was in the Audible Included library. I had heard good things about de Bodard, so that was all the context I had going in. I wasn't aware it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and discovering the post apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy with Vietnamese mythology and folklore was an absolute delight. Quite frankly, you had me at sapphic romance with a dragon, so these elements were a wonderful bonus. There's also various diseases and bargains and magic based on word combinations. There's a lot. A lot of good stuff, but a lot. Possibly too much for a novella, which, it think, actually worked against the story and relatively low page count.

The worldbuilding is great. The eponymous Vanishers having toyed with earth and left it a post apocalyptic mess, leaving destruction, disease, and division as their legacy. An interesting situation with enigmatic and absent figures is a great place to start. I do think having it be a separate people to humans, rather than a more accurate previous generation/ culture gives humanity a bit of an unearned pass on the whole causing the Apocalypse thing, but we're doing sci-fi and remnant stuff, which is cool. There are also human villages seemingly based on traditional Vietnamese culture and dragons who apparently barter life for life for direly needed medical assistance.

The story opens with the most opaque chapter of a story that is tricky to parse, but gets easier as the narrative carries you along. Our protagonist offers themself to be taken by the dragon in place of their mother, after the dragon had been called for emergency care of a sick child. Instead of being killed or made into a concubine, something very oddly joked about by the dragon, the MC acts as school teacher for the dragons kids. A will they won't they romance ensues with complications around agency, withholding of important information, illness, and being sequestered away from the MC's people. It really isn't presented anywhere near as straight forward as that and at times I found myself confused and my focus drifting from the audiobook, leaving me even more lost and re-listening to a number of chunks along the way.

A lot of the prose is beautiful. De Bodard is clearly a skilled writer and I am keen to try other examples of their work. As a number of other reviews have pointed out, unfortunately, there is a real tendency to tell rather than show the relationships between the characters and the emotions and romance between the MC and the dragon. This includes the classic instalove problem and eschewing the slowburn romance, which is particularly strange as that is what Beauty and the Beast is all about, right? I like the characters, but they are all archetypes and adjectives rather than demonstrating their personalities and growth over the story. There is so much potential in them, and so much in this story to be honest, but they aren't given the space to breathe.

Something I really appreciated was the handling of gender with a few non binary characters and some interesting and respectful discussion of pronouns, including correcting assumptions and picking up on the pronouns a person uses for themself. There does seem to be a singular distillation of non binary as being a third gender and some contradictory descriptions of a character whose gender is assumed incorrectly and then is later described as something along the lines of being very obviously agender. Being non binary or agender or any other gender beyond men and women are not one thing, but an infinite spectrum, experience, understanding, and presentation of gender that doesn't have a look or aesthetic (although a young dragon in dungarees with a side shave would look sick). Androgyneity is a thing, but not all non binary folx are androgynous. I greatly appreciate the effort and inclusion though. The description and use of pronouns with how they relate to the way people refer to each other signifying their relationship and dynamic is also a really interesting thing to see, especially alongside the previous discussion.

With not seeing a lot of the romance and relationship development, despite us being told and aspects being discussed, there is a very weird power dynamic at play that I found uncomfortable. I totally get that there can be kinks around this and fully support people writing about that of that's their passion, bur that doesn’t seem to be the vibe of this story. They actually go so far as to discuss consent and agency a couple of times, which is great, but beyond declaring someone not your slave anymore, while still keeping seriously important information about this somone from them, doesn't really change anything about the dynamics or how things started. It might just be me, as I saw someone saying the opposite of my feelings on the matter in another review. But, yeah, I got weird vibes and was kinda uncomfortable.

I really wanted to love this and there are elements I do, but the level of confusion and just how much I didn't feel that I got to know the characters well enough and absolutely didn't see or understand the romance really hampered my enjoyment. Judging by a lot of the reviews, this might be a me thing and I am rather autistic with ADHD, which could well be a factor here.

Ultimately, I think it's a case of too many ideas in not enough space combined with beautiful lyrical prose arranged unconventionally that made this confusing, and then the lack of on page development kept me from really hooking into the characters. I'm still glad I read it and I am intrigued to read some more de Bodard.

The audiobook narration by Nancy Wu is wonderful and really adds to the mystical fairytale fantasy of it all.
… (mais)
 
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RatGrrrl | outras 16 resenhas | Dec 20, 2023 |

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