I’ll be doing a Google Hangout live reading to support the Pixel Project against domestic violence on Saturday at 8:30 pm EST. You can come join us over here. Also, there’s only three days left in this Humble Bundle, which includes a lot of amazing books by amazing people, including my New Amsterdam. I’m trying [...]
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Check out the goooorrrgeeeouussss Dan Zollinger art for “Gotham Jazz,” my world for the Storium role-playing engine. (Still in gamma, but coming RSN)!
It’s Karen Memory book day! *Oils up the shiny hype machine.* *Brings it to pressure.* *Checks that all gears are functional.* So I wrote this book, see? It’s a steampunk adventure set in a fictional city in the Pacific Northwest during the Alaskan Gold Rush. It stars a young woman who goes by the house [...]
As I write this, Karen Memory is the #12 steampunk book on Amazon. I learned this morning that it’s already been sent back for a rush reprint. because the first run sold out, and honestly, I’d love for Karen to be the #1 steampunk book on Amazon. So if you are an Amazon shopper, and [...]
I’m guest-blogging today over at Charlie Stross’s place, where I’m on about that viral archery vid that’s going around.
Er. Two book slide, make that. My weapon of choice offers no greater physical harm than papercuts, and maybe a bump on the head if you’re careless. But I feel like a John Woo character right now, for certain. Finally, finally, finally. Karen Memory comes out next week. Tuesday, to be sure, though it’s available [...]
Get out your notebooks, guys, I’ve got a lot of news. Save the date-type object! I will be appearing at Pandemonium Books in Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 7 pm on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12th (That’s Boskone Eve) for a Karen Memory book launch! My beloved Scott Lynch will be with me, shilling his own [...]
Another very fine review of Karen Memory by Russell Letson in this month’s Locus. It’s not online, but here’s my favorite bit: “Karen Memory is a delight, a tour-de-force of historical reimagining and character creation, and a ripping yarn full of surprises…” I’ll take it!
Gardner Dozois has announced the Table of Contents for his THIRTY-SECOND annual YBSF. I may be in it twice. This may make up for the cold I’m nursing. The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Thirty-Second Annual Collection, Edited by Gardner Dozois The Fifth Dragon, Ian McDonald (Reach for Infinity) The Rider, Jérôme Cigut (F&SF) The Days of [...]
* 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 [...]