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Elizabeth Bear

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Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. This, coupled with a childhood tendency to read the dictionary for fun, led her inevitably to penury, intransigence, the mispronunciation of common English words, and the writing of speculative fiction.

She lives in Massachusetts with a Giant Ridiculous Dog. Her partner, acclaimed fantasy author Scott Lynch, lives in Wisconsin.


So basically this is Fran Wilde's fault, because I was on a tear about it the other night and she told me I needed to write a blog post. So here's a blog post. (Does anybody even read blogs anymore? Tap, tap, is this thing on? "140 characters is all anyone will ever need.")

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers forThe Lego Movie,Guardians of the Galaxy,The Matrix, Western...

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“The secret to getting away with lying, is believing with all your heart. That goes for lying to yourself even more so than lying to another”
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“You know," he said, "every time a vampire says he doesn't believe in lycanthropes, a werewolf bursts into flames.”
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“Every one of us is a minor tragedy. Most of us learn to cope.”
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JANUARY FANTASY: This poll decides which two novels move on the run-off poll for our January 2013 Fantasy Book of the Month.

 
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“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea - God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
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“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
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“I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone.”
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“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
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Elizabeth Bear Patrick wrote: "Your list of books makes me feel so small...."

You're catching up, though....


Lettie Prell Hi Elizabeth: Thanks for adding me as a friend on Goodreads. I look forward to checking out your books.


Patrick Your list of books makes me feel so small....


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