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Elizabeth Bear

3.79 of 5 Votes: 4
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Shattered Pillars (2013)
language
English
series
3.98 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The lush prose sinks you viscerally into the locales visited, without becoming a distraction from the story's plot lines. More revelations about the characters you love already, and more hardships for them, as well, are balanced by some small triumphs and a few "growing pains" by...
Range of Ghosts (2012)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I wanted to like this more, this was my intro to Bear and I know she is an icon in the genre. Plus the idea of epic fantasy rooted in Mongolian mythology really intrigued me. The language is absolutely stellar, full of poetic prose and rich vocabulary that you want to savor and r...
All the Windwracked Stars (2008)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: An amazing book. Muire, the last Valkyrie/angel, has lived 2500 years and is seeing the end of the world - again. In a nice departure from traditional fantasy, the background mythology is Norse. While the story appears in the beginning to be a simple mystery, the mystery you d...
Chill (2010)
language
English
3.66 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: It's a peculiar talent of Elizabth Bear's to write such "classic" sci fi, yet approach it in such a non-linear, Jungian way that just as I think I'm following along fine, the tale derails itself into tendrals of half-understood action and plots. It was moderately tolerable (for ...
Steles of the Sky (2014)
language
English
series
4.25 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: All wind up, no pitch. We spend several hundred pages wandering fruitlessly in the desert, but she's spun her story too wide, and, by the end, whole characters and plot lines are simply dropped in a frantic attempt to wrap up the main plot, which is....perhaps never clear while s...
Shoggoths in Bloom and other stories (2012)
language
English
4.13 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: If we assume for a moment that Lovecraft was a long way from the best Lovecraftian author, we must then ask ourselves: who was/is? This collection bring Elizabeth Bear into the same league as Ligotti and more than a step above Lumley in that competition. Her work evokes a sens...
Shoggoths in Bloom (2008)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Sample Bear's Range and DiversityHere's the thing about anthologies, and about attempts to review, describe or comment on anthologies - well intentioned blurbers and reviewers give you one sentence summaries of the most remarkable stories, or even of each story. Depending on whet...
The Sea Thy Mistress (2011)
language
English
3.79 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: c2011: Yay - I understood this book a lot better. Ms Bear has the most beguiling style of writing - sparse yet full of meaning and intent. I believe that this sequel was supposed to have been published in 2009 so it is quite late - and I wonder when the 3rd is due out. Mind you -...
The Horrid Glory of Its Wings (2009)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Not sure how to rate this one. It is an exceptionally written short story but I just didn't like it. I guess I'm not a fan of impossible situations and even worse decisions when it comes to characters and story line. I want something redeeming, even if it's not truthful. This...
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