Archive for the 'Bibliography 2012 Novels' Category

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Friday, May 18th, 2012

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Opinions, yes I’ve got some.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

My Another Word column (“Dear Speculative Fiction, I’m Glad We Had This Talk”) is live at Clarkesworld. Of course, the issue is not that SFF doesn’t have some wonderful, wry, nuanced writers. It’s that, too often, what gets taken seriously by critics is the stuff that takes itself very seriously. And that can get a [...]

Range of Ghosts, coming soon to a backpack near you! (I hope)

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Tomorrow is Book Day! I’m afraid this means that there is going to be some spam between now and then. All about this: Here’s an essay at Black Gate, about how I always wanted to write an epic fantasy–and now I have! “I wanted to write a book that had the sense of scope and [...]

An excerpt from Range of Ghosts on

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The web-pixies at have posted an excerpt of Range of Ghosts, in which we meet a young semi-nomadic warrior named Temur, who is having an exceedingly bad day… By “bad day,” I mean that it starts with vultures. And goes downhill. The  cover copy says: Temur, grandson of the Great Khan, is walking away [...]

Publishers Weekly reviews RANGE OF GHOSTS

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

From the PW review of Range of Ghosts (Elizabeth Bear. Tor, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2754-3) “Bear launches a trilogy in a fantastic new world with this compelling tale…. Bear creates a vivid world where wizards must sacrifice their ability to procreate in order to control magic and the sky changes to reflect the gods of [...]

Kirkus gives Range of Ghosts a starred review!

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Kirkus has given Range of Ghosts a starred review, which reads in part: This lean, sinewy, visceral narrative, set forth in extraordinarily vivid prose full of telling detail, conveys a remarkable sense of time and place, where the characters belong to the landscape and whose personalities derive naturally from it. Though the book is not [...]