About Tobias S. Buckell
Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work.
His novels and over seventy stories have been translated into nineteen different languages. His work has been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.
He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs. He’s an instructor at the University of Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing. For more, visit his Press Kit. To see an exhaustive list of what he’s published, visit the bibliography page.
Tobias Buckell’s fiction and media rights are represented by his agent: Hannah Bowman.
Life is fragile. The difference between success and failure can come down to nothing – the thread of a screw, the flick of a switch – and when it goes wrong, you fix it. Or someone dies. Mission Critical takes us out into deep space to tell the stories of people who had to do the impossible. Includes my short story “By the Warmth of Her Calculus” [Book site, excerpts, and buy links]
How to get started reading my books:
Read a near future thriller: For Anika Duncan, a pilot in a future transformed by global warming, the world is about to get a little bit hotter. This is the first book in my eco thriller duo of novels, followed by Hurricane Fever.
Read a stand-alone fantasy novel in four parts about a land crippled by the use of magic, and a tyrant who is trying to rebuild an empire—unless the people find a way to resist. Cowritten with Paolo Bacigalupi.
Read a new stand-alone novel: Every day Jane Hawkins watches starships land from far-off places, bound for adventure. Villem Osteonides, more machine than man, has crewed aboard those ships, and he has a secret that will change Jane’s life forever.
Violent, poetic and compulsively readable.”-Maclean’s (Canada)
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How to Support:
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Read the Latest Monthly Patreon Story:
- Two of Manny’s bodyguards kicked the door to my shitty, off-the-strip motel room door right off its hinges. I was waiting for them by the peeling door jamb with a taser.
- The first time I threw myself at the claws of the reaper everyone assumed it was a mistake. Surely, said the reapermaster, she must have stumbled into its track. Though, we’d all been taught since we could walk to avoid the great creatures.
- I came to town, as begged by telegraph, as speedily as I could to see about the problem of the women who’d all thrown themselves to death off Rushtown Gulch.
Latest Blog Posts:
- Over the years I’ve seen some writers who took the full time plunge express strong imposter syndrome and a sense of shame when going back to a day job. Sometimes it kills their desire to write because they feel like a failure. I don’t think biographies of writers emphasize how …
They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western WorldHere’s a thing I keep noticing, and it drives me nuts. In Italy, a ship captain is arrested for bringing immigrants to shore after rescuing from them near death at sea: The number of migrants reaching Italy’s shores has drastically diminished – just 2,800 so far this year – and …
- I was lucky enough to get to attend the Nebula Awards this year, and I was there in my new role as a Director at Large. This meant that, instead of ghosting in to see my friends, I was meeting a lot of people and exchanging business cards. Someone noticed …
A Little About My Story “Apocalypse Considered Through a Helix of Semiprecious Foods and Recipes” Now Out in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionMy latest short story is out in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. When I first started writing short stories, back in the 90s, F&SF was one of the ‘big three’ that I really wanted to get a story in to cross off my bucket list. The big three …
- Writer’s Digest is celebrating its 100th anniversary, which is pretty epic. At the same time, the parent company of F&W is also declaring bankruptcy. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… I’ve been at the writing game since the early 1990s. I was a teenager …