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Range of Ghosts

March 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Elizabeth Bear's newest novel, Range of Ghosts, debuted yesterday.  It is awesome.

How do I know that?   Well, first of all, I had the distinct pleasure of a sneak peek at this novel at Leprecon almost a year ago, where Bear read an excerpt.  It knocked my socks off.  (Also, I have an ARC.  But I'm not going to brag about that (much).)  But don't take my word for it.  Here's what Brit Mandelo has to say about it, and SF Signal gave it a glowing 5 stars.

If you're still not convinced that it's worth a look, you can read an excerpt here.

Bear has two Hugos and a Campbell award to her name.  So she knows a thing or two about slinging words together.   She's one of those writers I want to be when I grow up.

I met Elizabeth Bear not long before she sold her first novel, and so I always think of her as the first pro novelist that I got to know.  She's been a friend and mentor to me since 2003—holy moly, 9 years this month, as a matter of fact.  I envy her talent, her hard-won skill, and her work ethic.  

And Range of Ghosts.  Which I sort of wish I'd thought of myself, although I'm glad I didn't, because I'd never do it the justice that Bear has done.

 

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