About Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling and World Fantasy Award-winning 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 Astounding Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.

He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife and twin daughters. 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.

The Latest:

A tale of family bonds, royal power, and the truth that threatens it all, from World Fantasy Award winner Tobias S. Buckell.

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[Tobias is]. . . a writer to shelve there with .J. Cherryh, Alastair Reynolds, Dan Simmons and those few other writers who have managed to adopt the advantages of mainstream literature without giving up the skilled storytelling and sense of wonder of old style SF.

— Critical Mass

Shoggoths in Traffic and Other Stories

The latest collection from Tobias S. Buckell [launches November, 2021]

Traffic is piling up, and strange things are headed your way in this new story collection by World Fantasy Award-winning author Tobias S. Buckell. In these twenty-seven stories you’ll find inhabitants of a small town who won’t vaccinate against a zombie plague, a lone sentry keeping motorists from stumbling into something ancient and evil, a man who puts stranded ghosts to rest, an ex-soldier traveling the seas who trades his new life of hardship for a return to swords and blood, and many more tales of speculative fiction.

Keep up with current events, discover new books, and learn more about what I’m up to! Support my writing and get a chance to connect with me in comments to chat about what’s going on in the SFF world. Patrons will enjoy receiving short stories, attending monthly writing dates over Zoom, and more. Become a patron today.

How to get started reading my books:

Start the space adventures of the Xenowealth series with the first book! On a far away world lost to earth, ancient alien powers war with descendants of the Caribbean peoples who escaped there.

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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