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Starred review from Library Journal!

Friday, December 12th, 2014

* Bear Elizabeth, Karen Memory. Tor. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9780765375247. $25.99; ebk. ISBN  9781466846340. SF The Gold Rush town of Rapid City is just about what you would expect in a frontier community catering to the mining trade: rough, violent, and full of prostitutes. Karen is a “soiled dove” working at Madame Damnable’s establishment, where [...]

Steles of the Sky is a Kirkus best book for 2014

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Also on the morning wire–actually, this is a couple of days old, but I was at Windycon trying to be charming when it broke–Steles of the Sky is one of the Kirkus 100 Best Books for 2014! Is this what it’s like to have a healthy relationship with Kirkus? I like it. I really like [...]

Karen Memory cover reveal!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Taking a break from writing like a fiend to make some more tea and brag! CLICK THROUGH THE LINK AND LOOK AT MY COVER, GUYS! (Click on the image above for the full, amazing cover art by Cynthia Sheppard.)

bring me the head of H.P. Lovecraft

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

So, I come to you tonight, on the evening of the World Fantasy Awards, to congratulate the winners–and to talk a little bit about Howie’s Head. First: Congratulations, winners! I’m thrilled for every one of you! And congratulations, nominees! You get to feel almost as smug. And now on to the controversy, and my completely personal [...]

The following is an open letter to my friends and colleagues who are established members of the science fiction and fantasy community.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

It’s easy to lose control of a narrative. It’s a little bit harder but not all that difficult, if you have the skills for it, to seize control. To construct a convincing narrative–whether that narrative happens to be true or not–and manipulate your audience into investing in it–into believing it–whether that narrative happens to be [...]

Karen Memory and Icon

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

I’m home from Icon, where that boy I like and I had a wonderful time. It’s a great little con in Cedar Rapids, relaxing and full of fun people, and I AM TOTALLY NOT GETTING CON CRUD AT ALL. Also, it turns out Jim C. Hines is a pretty darn good photographer in addition to [...]

Get it while it’s hot!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

For everybody who has emailed me looking for the out-of-print Whiskey and Water in ebook… We baked you an Urban Fantasy storybundle! Contains a previously unpublished Jim Butcher Harry Dresden collection, along with books by me (Elizabeth Bear), David Farland, Kevin J. Anderson, Vicki Petersson, Carole Nelson Douglas, Michael A. Stackpole, P.N. Elrod, Peter J. Wacks, and Rhiannon Paille. [...]

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

I spent the last week involved in travel, appearances, and conferences for the Hieroglyph Project and Future Tense, both of which are ongoing–though my spate of publicity is over for now. In any case, it was an incredibly stimulating experience, and I am actually full of notes for the space opera that need to be [...]

My Least Favorite Trope

Friday, September 12th, 2014

So basically this is Fran Wilde’s fault, because I was on a tear about it the other night and she told me I needed to write a blog post. So here’s a blog post. (Does anybody even read blogs anymore? Tap, tap, is this thing on? “140 characters is all anyone will ever need.”) My [...]


Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

“Abjure the Realm”–what was probably the very first published story (there was a complete mess of a trunk novella written in 1994. We don’t talk about it.) set in the world that eventually developed into the Eternal Sky–is being reprinted in the forthcoming anthology Men In Impractical Armor… I mean, Warriors and Wizardry… along with [...]