Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

Two more Steles of the Sky reviews and it’s cocktail time.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Yeah, I have a problem. I’m working on a short story, but I have the Post-Novel Ennui, and my head has that empty dustbunnies-rolling-over-the-floor feeling I get when I have used up all my brain. So I have emailed the editor, and let him know that I am Out Of Clever, and the story may [...]

Steles of Sky starred Kirkus review; Audie Award noms!

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

And to complete my heaviest blogging day in years, I think, a couple of cool things! First off, Kirkus starred review of Steles of the Sky!! Spoilers for the whole freaking series, so be cautious of your clickthrough. But the takeaway makes it all worthwhile: Considering the trilogy as a whole, the overused term masterpiece justifiably [...]

And the days go by…

Monday, June 17th, 2013

I got up this morning and went for an 11 mile run. It was supposed to be 13, but the sun caught me and I ran out of Gatorade. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor–and I decided two more miles was not worth puking. Now I am drinking Vietnamese coffee and sitting on [...]

Where to go and what to do in case of emergency.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Writing Steles of the Sky has been eating my life, to the detriment of blogging anything. However, there’s a bit of news, and so I am here to at least catch you up, if not be conversational. Maybe in April. 0.0 ITEM: Range of Ghosts is out in trade paperback today! And, of course, the [...]

Library Journal reviews Range of Ghosts

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

After the death of Mongke Khagan, the heirs to the Khaganate of the steppes went to war. Defeated by his cousin, the rightful heir Temur flees, joining a caravan of refugees headed toward mountains known as the Range of Ghosts. Adopted into the Tsareg tribe, Temur plans revenge while avoiding sorcerous attempts on his own [...]

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 [...]