Over here http://charles-tan.blogspot.com/2009/08/interview-aliette-de-bodard-by-marshall.html two of my friends talk to each other. Yes, that is important because one of them is Aliette de Bodard (talented writer, possessor of three-book-deal with Angry Robot) and the other is Marshall Payne (also talented writer and most excellent interviewer of people) … and living at Bibliophile Stalker’s awesome site of all stuff spec-fic. Cornucopia anyone?
Since selling making her first short story sale in 2005, Aliette de Bodard has been making a name for herself with her multicultural fantasy and SF. She was a finalist for the 2009 Campbell Award for Best New Writer and also a 2006 winner of Writers of the Future. She has sold fiction to Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, IGMS, Fantasy Magazine, ASIM, and Abyss & Apex, among others. Her story in Interzone #219, “Butterfly, Falling at Dawn,” has been reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois. Her first novel, Servant of the Underworld, will be out in the Spring of 2010 from Angry Robot. She lives in Paris, France, and though a native French speaker she chooses to write in English, her second language. She works as a computer programmer by day and writes fiction by night—therefore, she says, spending most of her time endlessly staring at a computer screen.