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Humble bundle and a charity gig!

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

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 [...]

Storium world banner art

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Check out the goooorrrgeeeouussss Dan Zollinger art for “Gotham Jazz,” my world for the Storium role-playing engine. (Still in gamma, but coming RSN)!

Book Day is the Best Day

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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 [...]

Karen Memory on sale very very very soon…

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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 [...]

How I spent my day on airplanes…

Friday, January 30th, 2015

I’m guest-blogging today over at Charlie Stross’s place, where I’m on about that viral archery vid that’s going around.

Two-gun slide.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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 [...]

News, a new story, and lots of pretty pictures.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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 [...]

Cue Joan Jett riff…

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

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!

Annual award-shilling, and YBSF32 ToC

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]