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Elizabeth Bear

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in Hartford, CT, The United States
September 22, 1971

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Elizabeth Bear Well, because I go after a lot of subgenres, that answer depends on what you generally like to read. If it's Charlie Stross-style SF, I'd recommend…moreWell, because I go after a lot of subgenres, that answer depends on what you generally like to read. If it's Charlie Stross-style SF, I'd recommend CARNIVAL. Caper and spy stories, UNDERTOW. Historical fantasy, INK AND STEEL and HELL AND EARTH. Epic fantasy, RANGE OF GHOSTS and two sequels. (Complete trilogy! All finished!)

Although my new book, KAREN MEMORY, is a wild West steampunk adventure novel starring heroic prostitutes versus disaster capitalists, and it's getting really good reviews. *g*
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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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“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.”
Elizabeth Warren

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

“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 Stephanie wrote: "I just read your Tor.com article on 70's and 80's SFF. I grew up reading the same, so many beloved authors that no one talks about today. Thanks for bringing them new light!"

Thank YOU for reading the article. Man, I loved those books so much!


Stephanie I just read your Tor.com article on 70's and 80's SFF. I grew up reading the same, so many beloved authors that no one talks about today. Thanks for bringing them new light!


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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