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Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell was born in 1979 in Grenada in the Caribbean and was raised on a boat. His 2008 novel Halo: The Cole Protocol made The New York Times Best Seller list. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influenced much of his work. His novels and over 60 stories have been translated into 18 different languages. His work has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, 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 has dyslexia and is a writer of adventure, and has been working at bringing a diverse, new voice to science fiction since 2000.

Tobias went to All Saints Cathedral School in U.S. Virgin Islands and later did Creative Writing at Bluffton University, Ohio in 2000. Not long after that he made his first sale, Fish Merchant, to Scott Edelman at Science Fiction Age. The story appeared in the March 2000 issue. About the time of the sale, his story In Orbite Medievali won a quarterly contest for the Writers of the Future. Since then his stories have appeared in a variety of places, including the magazines Analog and Nature, and the anthologies New Voices in Science Fiction, Men Writing Science Fiction As Women, and So Long Been Dreaming.

He worked at Bluffton University from 2001 to 2006, and since than has been an Author, Freelance Writer, and Futurist.

His first novel, Crystal Rain, was published in February 2006 by Tor Books. His second novel, Ragamuffin, was published in 2007, and was nominated for the illustrious Nebula award for that year. Sly Mongoose, his third novel, was published in August 2008. His first short story collection, Tides from the New Worlds, was published as a signed limited edition hardcover by Wyrm Publishing in April 2009.

In 2008, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.

On June 16, 2008, Tobias was announced as the author for the sixth novel in the Halo book series titled Halo: The Cole Protocol, named after military procedures made to prevent the Covenant from obtaining crucial information, such as the location of Earth. The novel was published in November 2008. In December, the novel debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Seller list for paperback trade fiction. He also wrote the collaborative short story collection Halo Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe along with Karen Traviss, Eric Nylund, and many other authors, which was released in November 2009.

In July 2010, he published an audiobook, The Alchemist and The Executioness, with Paolo Bacigalupi. These two works were published as separate print books in January 2011.


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For the list of his short stories visit his bibliography page.

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