Mar 21

RT Book Reviews on Stone Mad

Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear

“This second installment in the Karen Memory series is as well paced and well written as the first. Karen Memory and her relationship with Priya take the forefront here, and Bear does some very insightful examinations of the ways we trust each other, how we sometimes fail that trust, and how—when the love is real—we can learn to accept that people and relationships are never perfect” — RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

Mar 19

Booklist on Stone Mad

Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear

“Karen and Priya are out for a night on the town when Karen’s irrepressible curiosity gets them entangled with a pair of spiritualists, a stage illusionist, and a riled-up tommy-knocker kidnapped from its mine. The spiritualist Arcade sisters start it off with a bit of table knocking, but it could be a real “haint”—there’s a story, Karen tells us, about a man returned from Alaska who murdered everyone in the place. Then again, it could just be a grift. Priya, more cautious, is having none of it—which leaves Karen in the hotel with the Arcade sisters and Mrs. Horner, the illusionist, when the hotel starts shaking. The Arcade sisters have gotten the attention of something much more dangerous with their tricks. Karen is an affable narrator and an enthusiastic investigator, and the story is an excellent adventure as well as a genuinely touching narrative about relationships and compromise; Bear’s (The Stone in the Skull, 2017) narrative skill and flair for both plot and character continue to impress.” — Booklist

Mar 16

Lake Silence is a USA Today bestseller!

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop, the newest book set in the World of the Others, has debuted at #36 on the USA Today bestsellers list!

Mar 14

SYFY Wire talks with Anne Bishop about Lake Silence

Over on SYFY wire there’s a great interview with Anne Bishop where she talks about some the ideas that went into her newest novel, Lake Silence.

Mar 12

Locus on Artificial Condition

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

“It’s always a treat to read a Martha Wells story, and it turns out that her Murderbot Diaries are an especial delight… Artificial Condition is a story that balances its disparate elements with exceptional skill. It’s perfectly paced, and Wells brings both a strong sense of humour and deep pathos to Murderbot’s character and to their voice. Murderbot, for all their insistence that they’re not really a person, is a very human sort of bot.” — Locus

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