Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Tobias Buckell

Popular Fiction

Office Location

Stonecoast MFA Office - 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04102


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423

Academic Degrees

  • BA, Bluffton University


Called “violent, poetic, and compulsively readable” by Maclean’s, science fiction author Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling writer born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, and the islands he lived on influence much of his work. His Xenowealth series begins with Crystal Rain. Along with other stand-alone novels and his over seventy stories, his works have been translated into eighteen different languages. He has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. His latest novel is The Tangled Lands, written with Paolo Bacigalupi, which the Washington Post called “a rich and haunting novel that explores a world where magic is forbidden.”

He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs.

Areas of Scholarship

Futurism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Caribbean Literature, Postcolonialism

Recent Publications

The Tangled Lands with Paolo Bacigalupi – Saga Press (Feb, 2018)

Halo: Envoy – Gallery Press/Simon & Schuster (April, 2017)

Hurricane Fever – Tor (July, 2014)

Arctic Rising – Tor (Feb. 2012)

Awards and Recognition

Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon and Locus nominations for fiction

World Fantasy Award winner