Oct 10

Locus Bestsellers – October

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bear as Ink and Steel: A Novel of the Promethean Age places #2 on the trade bestseller list!

Sep 9

Starred Review in PW for Elizabeth Bear

For All the Windwracked Stars (Tor, November)

“Hugo winner Bear (Undertow) perfectly captures the essence of faded hopes and exhausted melancholy in this postapocalyptic melodrama based loosely upon Norse mythology. On the Last Day, the historian Muire fled the battle, leaving her sibling Valkyries to die. More than 2,300 years later, only a single city, Eiledon, has survived as the dying world slowly turns into ice. Ashamed of her cowardice, Muire now vows to keep the last humans safe, but as she slowly pieces together the horrific truth behind the magic that has kept Eiledon standing, she must decide whether it’s worth the price. Readers will be captivated by Bear’s incredibly complex, broken characters; multilayered themes of redemption; and haunting, world-breaking decisions. While stilted prose slows the beginning of the tale, its finale is both rewarding and compelling.” – Publishers Weekly

Aug 11

Hugo Awards!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bear for winning the Hugo in the short story category for Tideline (Asimov’s, June 2007), and to Mary Robinette Kowal for being awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer!

And here’s to the winners in other categories and all the fine and talented finalists too!

Jul 9

Theodore Sturgeon Award

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bear on winning a Theodore Sturgeon Award, honoring the best short fiction published in the US, for her short story “Tideline” (originally published in Asimov’s, June 2007).

Jun 23

review of Elizabeth Bear’s Hell and Earth by Publishers Weekly

“Completing the story of Will Shakespeare and Kit Marley (Christopher Marlowe) begun in 2008’s Ink and Steel, Campbell-winner Bear proves again that she can fill a stage as well as any Elizabethan playwright, entwining tragedies of betrayal and blood-soaked revenge with country pastoral and domestic comedy. Will, released from Hell, returns to a mortal court where black magic threatens Queen Elizabeth, and his poetry becomes her bulwark. Kit, bound to a trapped angel, likewise works to discover who in Faerie caused the murder of Will’s son, Hamnet. Navigating the tangled intrigues of backstabbing courtiers and malicious magicians, the poets strive to thwart a plot to reshape the world through the power of story. Released on the heels of Ink and Steel, this complex and character-driven tale is best read with the other Promethean Age novels close at hand, not least because it lacks the all-important dramatis personae.”

Novels of the Promethean Age:
Blood and Iron (June 2006)
Whiskey and Water (July 2007)
Ink and Steel (July 2008)
Hell and Earth (August 2008)

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