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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

Elizabeth Bear recommends
Ancillary Justice (2013)
(Imperial Radch, book 1)
Ann Leckie
"Establishes Leckie as an heir to Banks and Cherryh."
Stories of the Raksura Volume One (2014)
(Stories of the Raksura, book 1)
Martha Wells
"That rarity - a completely unique and stunning fantasy world."
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!"
Finder (2019)
(Finder Chronicles, book 1)
Suzanne Palmer
"Wicked, fast-paced, and fun. This is a total romp, and I loved it."
The Glass Magician (2020)
Caroline Stevermer
"Sprightly and inventive!"
Ring Shout (2020)
P Djèlí Clark
"Absolutely essential!"
The Album of Dr. Moreau (2021)
Daryl Gregory
"Meticulous, cunning, and clever."
No Gods, No Monsters (2021)
(No Gods, No Monsters, book 1)
Cadwell Turnbull
"Structurally ambitious, intricately imagined."

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