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Elizabeth Bear

USA flag (b.1971)

Elizabeth Bear was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She studied English and Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, but did not graduate. She has worked as a technical writer, a stable hand, a reporter, and in various office jobs. Though she sold a few stories to small-press publications in the '90s, she only began writing seriously in 2001, and has produced numerous novels and short stories since.

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Historical Mystery
Series contributed to
Anthology series
Shadow Unit (with Emma Bull)
   1. Shadow Unit 1 (2011)
   2. Shadow Unit 2 (2011)
   3. Shadow Unit 3 (2011)
   4. Shadow Unit 4 (2011)
   5. Shadow Unit 5 (2011)
   6. Shadow Unit 6 (2011)
   7. Shadow Unit 7 (2011)
   8. Shadow Unit 8 (2011)
   9. Shadow Unit 9 (2011)
   10. Shadow Unit 10 (2011)
   11. Shadow Unit 11 (2012)
   12. Shadow Unit 12 (2012)
   13. Shadow Unit 13 (2013)
   14. Shadow Unit 14 (2014)
   15. Shadow Unit 15 (2014)
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2005) : Hammered
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2006) : Carnival
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2007) : Undertow
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2010) : Chill

Elizabeth Bear recommends
Last First Snow (2015)
(Craft Sequence, book 4)
Max Gladstone
"Vicious satire and totally engaging adventure all at once."
Star's End (2017)
Cassandra Rose Clarke
"Clarke is a terrific rising voice in our genre."
Strange Practice (2017)
(Dr. Greta Helsing, book 1)
Vivian Shaw
"An exceptional and delightful debut, in the tradition of Good Omens."
Witchmark (2018)
(Kingston Cycle, book 1)
C L Polk
"This book has romance, mystery, witch battles, and bicycle chases."
A Memory Called Empire (2019)
(Teixcalaan, book 1)
Arkady Martine
"An exceptional first novel recommended for fans of Cherryh, Leckie, Banks, and Asimov."
Miranda in Milan (2019)
Katharine Duckett
"This book is for everybody who ever wondered if the wizard Prospero maybe wasn't that great of a dad. Delightful!"

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