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Karen Memory

Karen Memory

(2015)
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"You ain't gonna like what I have to tell you, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I'm one of the girls what works in the Hotel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. Hotel has a little hat over the o like that. It's French, so Beatrice tells me."

Set in the late 19th century - when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello. Through Karen's eyes we get to know the other girls in the house - a resourceful group - and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, beggin sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap - a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered.

Bear brings alive this Jack-the-Ripper yarn of the old west with a light touch in Karen's own memorable voice, and a mesmerizing evocation of classic steam-powered science.

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Karen Memory
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
ISBN: 0-7653-7524-9 / 978-0-7653-7524-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Karen Memory
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
ISBN: 0-7653-7525-7 / 978-0-7653-7525-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Karen Memory
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Karen Memory
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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