My name is Sylvain Neuvel. I was born in Quebec City and raised in a small Quebec town called L'Ancienne-Lorette.

Sylvain Neuvel

I write science fiction. My first novel, Sleeping Giants, is available now from Del Rey. It revolves around a secret project to assemble the ancient body parts of a giant humanoid relic buried throughout the world by aliens. The sequel, Waking Gods, came out in April 2016, and the third book in the Themis Files trilogy, called Only Human comes out May 1st 2018. Click here for more info.

I have a B.A. in linguistics from Université de Montréal in 1999. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2003. My main interests are word-based morphology, computational morphology, as well as formal and lexical semantics and most of my work focuses on a formal characterization of polysynthesis, compounding and agglutination in word-based morphological terms.

I am currently Director of translation services and a software engineer for a Montreal company. I'm also a certified translator and an astronaut (ok, I made that last one up). You can link to my resume from this page, I've also made available abstracts and electronic versions of some of my papers.

I have a son, Théodore, who's a real genius, and two cats, President Laura Roslin, not quite as smart, and the brave Jyn Erso. My personal interests include robotics as well as science-fiction in all shapes and sizes. I'm obsessed with Halloween and I'm currently building a working R2-D2 replica.