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:

20 years in the making, and the result of one of my more successful Kickstarters to date, It’s All Just a Draft is a collection of all my posts, articles, speeches, and emails about writing curated down into a single collection available now! [Book site and buy links]


“[Tobias is] … a writer to shelve there with C.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

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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  • I Was the Author Guest of Honor at Capricon 40!

    I Was the Author Guest of Honor at Capricon 40!

    I had the honor of being the Guest of Honor at the science fiction convention Capricon in Chicago just a little over a week ago...
  • How Much Should You Write Every Day?

    How Much Should You Write Every Day?

    This is too honest by far, and I wonder if it is perhaps unhelpful for me to talk openly about. Vulnerable is hard. But, I would have loved to have read this years ago, so let’s do this: I want to talk about how much I write, and my current …
  • You’re Not an Imposter if You Have a Dayjob and Write

    You’re Not an Imposter if You Have a Dayjob and Write

    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 World

    They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western World

    Here’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 …
  • What To Do With a Business Card at a Conference

    What To Do With a Business Card at a Conference

    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 …