Aliette de Bodard is a Paris-based speculative fiction writer. Her list of accolades is impressive: she’s won a Locus award, three awards from the British Science Fiction Association, and the Writers of the Future contest. Oh, and two Nebula Awards. She kindly agreed to chat with me about her novel, The House of Shattered Wings, being released in paperback this week. It is stunning: fantasy set in a power-magical-war Paris, populated with Fallen Angels, Immortals, and Alchemists vying for power amongst the Great Houses. It’s a dazzling mash-up of mythology, mystery, and intrigue. The interview is below.