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

Feb 5

2017 Locus Recommended Reading List

The 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List includes Yoon Ha Lee, Elizabeth Bear, Nicky Drayden, Martha Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Lucy Taylor! Congratulations to all!

Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

The Stone in the Skull, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)

The Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager US)

All Systems Red, Martha Wells, ( Publishing)

“The Worshipful Society of Glovers”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny 7-8/17)
“The Chameleon’s Gloves”, Yoon Ha Lee (Cosmic Powers)
“Extracurricular Activities”, Yoon Ha Lee ( 2/15/17)
“Sweetlings”, Lucy Taylor ( 5/3/17)

Dec 8

The Stone in the Skull is one of B&N SFF’s Best of 2017

The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear is on the list of Barnes & Noble SFF’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017. Congratulations again, Bear!

They also chose twelve “alternate universe picks” (effectively runners-up), including The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden, Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee, and All Systems Red by Martha Wells!

Nov 17

The Stone in the Skull is one of Kirkus’ Best of 2017

The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear is one of Kirkus’ Best Books of 2017! Congratulations, Bear!

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