The Best of Elizabeth Bear

The Best of Elizabeth Bear by Elizabeth Baer

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From the start of her career, Elizabeth Bear has been one of the most distinctive voices in modern speculative fiction. Her debut novel, Hammered, won the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 2005, the same year she received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. In the years since, she has produced an impressive array of standalone novels (Undertow) and multi-volume series (The Eternal Sky Trilogy, The New Amsterdam Series), along with a steady stream of stories and novellas, the best of which are gathered in this generous, absolutely necessary volume.

The Best of Elizabeth Bear contains 27 stories and novellas, many never before collected, that encompass an astonishing range of themes, settings, ideas and emotions. The collection opens with “Covenant,” a tale of serial murder unlike any you have ever read, and closes with the extraordinary “Erase, Erase, Erase.” The latter is a surrealist tour de force in which the unnamed narrator, a former cult member, reflects on her life, her nebulous but guilty past, and her constantly diminishing sense of self. In between these bookends are more than two dozen carefully crafted tales that never fail to resonate beyond the final page.

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Elizabeth Wishnevsky (working pseudonym, full real name - Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky ) is an American writer working primarily in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Born 09/22/1971 in Hartford (Connecticut), where she spent all her childhood. In 1999 she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, but returned to Connecticut seven years later. Elizabeth Baer`s first novel, Hammered, was released in January 2005, marking the beginning of the Jenny Casey trilogy. In the same year (July and November), the sequel novels "Scardown" and "Worldwired" were published. For such a debut, Baer received the John Campbell Prize in 2005 and Locus (for the best debut novel) in 2006.

In 2006, a collection of short stories and novellas “The Chains That You Refuse” was published, which included, among other things, the story “Between the devil and the blue sea ", which describes the movement of the courier in post-apocalyptic America (according to Baer herself, she had to specially collect mat...

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Elizabeth Wishnevsky (working pseudonym, full real name - Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky ) is an American writer working primarily in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Born 09/22/1971 in Hartford (Connecticut), where she spent all her childhood. In 1999 she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, but returned to Connecticut seven years later. Elizabeth Baer`s first novel, Hammered, was released in January 2005, marking the beginning of the Jenny Casey trilogy. In the same year (July and November), the sequel novels "Scardown" and "Worldwired" were published. For such a debut, Baer received the John Campbell Prize in 2005 and Locus (for the best debut novel) in 2006. In 2006, a collection of short stories and novellas “The Chains That You Refuse” was published, which included, among other things, the story “Between the devil and the blue sea ", which describes the movement of the courier in post-apocalyptic America (according to Baer herself, she had to specially collect materials for movement in the radioactive zone, just in case) and" Two Dreams ". In the same year, the fantasy series "The Promethean Age" was launched, about the war of the Prometheus Club, created at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, against magical fairies. The first novel in the series ("Blood and Iron") was published on June 27, the second ("Whiskey and Water") takes place 7 years later, and this time new sides enter the war. The novel was included in the annual list of the best books of 2007, compiled by the magazine "Locus". The series continues with the dilogy "The Stratford Man" (novels "Ink and Steel" and "Hell and Earth"), the first part of which is a prequel to the first two books in the series (W. Shakespeare and C. Marlowe are involved in intrigue and confrontation). The novel "Ink and Steel" was included in the list of the best books of the fantasy genre according to the results of 2008, compiled by the American Library Association. In 2007, Elizabeth published the novel Undertow, which tells the story of a remote ore planet inhabited by Aboriginal people living in water, where the hero is drawn into the political squabbles of a mining company. At the end of the year, the novel "A Companion to Wolves" is published, co-written with Sarah Monette, the protagonist of which escapes from his father to join the brave warriors of the north who guard the border along with giant wolves with whom they have a telepathic connection ... Also co-authored with Monet, Elizabeth has written several stories. Including "Bujum", about a girl engaged in space piracy, who faces a choice: to lose her body or keep her mind. In early 2008, Baer publishes Dust, the first part of the Jacob`s Ladder trilogy, a space opera about a ship that brings together generations of settlers, from warring human factions to modified cyborgs, AI-infected angels, and nearly immortal exalted ones. The second novel ("Chill") was published in 2010, and according to the plot in it, in addition to internal intrigues, the threat from the outside hangs over the travelers. The third part of the trilogy is in the works.  Official site / LJ / Science Fiction Laboratory