Nov 11
2015 on An Apprentice to Elves

An Apprentice to Elves by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette

“Bear and Monette have written a very good book, here, to end a very good series. That’s the important part. It’s a fast read, compelling, that does interesting work with gender, politics, and human nature; it’s also got a strong plot, thorough research, and delightful characters. Highly recommended conclusion to a great set of books.” —

Oct 30

Barnes & Noble SFF on An Apprentice to Elves

An Apprentice to Elves by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette

“No one is simply one thing in An Apprentice to Elves, the ways no one is simply one thing in this hard life. The opening is deliberate, setting you up for the rising action of the climax in a way that means the novel could probably stand alone (which is no mean feat, as this review probably indicates). This is a rich, complicated, textured world, with a myriad of different people, different creatures, different cultures, coming together in both a hard clash and a harder understanding. This is the kind of fantasy that makes you slow down, sound out the unforgiving consonants of a foreign culture, so you can hear those uncomfortable vowels, both the familiar and the alien. We don’t have to be just one thing, but several, and in fruitful opposition. Winter isn’t coming. It’s already here.” — Barnes & Noble SFF Blog

May 6

Jay Lake and Elizabeth Bear are 2015 Locus Award finalists!

Congratulations to Jay Lake and Elizabeth Bear on being included among the 2015 Locus Award finalists!

Steles of the Sky, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)

“The Hand Is Quicker,” Elizabeth Bear (The Book of Silverberg)

“Covenant,” Elizabeth Bear (Hieroglyph)

Last Plane to Heaven, Jay Lake (Tor)

Mar 10

2014 Locus Recommended Reading List

The 2014 Locus Recommended Reading List includes Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear (plus some of her short fiction). Also on the list is Last Plane to Heaven: The Final Collection by Jay Lake, as well as several stories by Yoon Ha Lee.

Mar 8

NPR on Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

“Bear is paying homage to the dime novels of the era, forerunners of pulp fiction packed with larger-than-life heroes, scheming villains, and gritty action. But she’s subtly subverting this tradition, just as much as she’s giving steampunk a gentle, loving twist. An African-American marshal and a transgender prostitute are just two members of the book’s diverse cast, and it’s clear that Bear is making a point about the way history, like literary subgenres, can steamroll over anyone who falls outside the norm. She makes that point engagingly and effortlessly. Karen Memory breezes by at a leisurely pace, a bracing yet charming adventure yarn that never feels forced, despite the brassy confidence of its delivery.” —

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