Archive for February, 2012

News roundup! Anthology, reviews, Above!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I have so many things to say! For one thing, Kelly & Kessel have announced the ToC for a new anthology, Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, a sort of omnibus of the singularity back to Stapledon, Asimov, and Pohl and forward to Doctorow, Robson, Stross, and Rajaniemi… and my story “The Inevitable Heat Death of [...]

Kathryn Kramer announces Year’s Best SF #17 table of contents.

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

“Dolly” is in amazing company. The Best Science Fiction of the Year Three • Ken MacLeod Dolly • Elizabeth Bear Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Raindeer • Ken Liu Tethered • Mercurio Rivera Wahala • Nnedi Okorafor Laika’s Ghost • Karl Schroeder Ragnarok • Paul Park Six Months, Three Days • Charlie Jane Anders And [...]

Prime Books to publish Promethean Age #5 in 2013!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

…just what it says on the box. The book is called One-Eyed Jack and the Suicide King, and my editor for this project is Paula Guran. It’s the fifth in the series, but it absolutely works as a stand-alone novel. I’m so psyched.

Nothing says spring like a greenhouse in February

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Last week, Batwrangler and I made our annual February “cheaper than a trip to a real tropical rainforest” trip to Logee’s Greenhouse in Danielson, CT. It’s an amazing place, well worth a visit if you find yourself within an hour’s drive. There are full-sized citrus trees rooted in the earthen floors, arching overhead, their many [...]

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 [...]

Squeecast really loves you

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Episode 9 of the SF Squeecast is live: the Awkward Episode! In which Lynne Thomas, Catherynne Valente, and I team up with special guest star Scott Lynch (aka that boy I like) for a special Valentine’s-Day lovefest. Wherein we embarrass the hell out of each other, and Paul Cornell and Seanan McGuire, who could not [...]

So. Red Seas Under Red Skies, which is a book title I wish I’d thought of.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

There will be spoilers! If anything, I think on a sentence level, the writing in this book is even stronger than in the previous one, and a lot of the emotional through-lines are stronger. The characters are better-developed in their emotions and loyalties, and it’s nice to see Jean and Locke’s relationship complicated by internal [...]

My Boskone schedule:

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

See some of you there! Dressing the Parties — Regalia and Symbolism (Panel), Fri 18:00 – 19:00, Harbor III (Westin) Autographing: Elizabeth Bear (Autographing), Sat 10:00 – 11:00, Galleria-Autographing (Westin) Certainty Is For Wimps: Unstable Reality In SF (Panel), Sat 14:00 – 15:00, Harbor III (Westin) Reading: Elizabeth Bear (Reading), Sat 16:00 – 16:30, Independence [...]

In which I totally talk about my boyfriend’s books…

Friday, February 10th, 2012

So, for reasons of my own****, this week in the fog of post-novel ennui I sat down to reread the two published novels by that boy I like, for the first time since their respective releases. The good news is, I still like ‘em. And I stand by everything I said about them back in [...]

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 [...]