Elizabeth Bear was born on the same say as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. This, coupled with her childhood tendency to read the dictionary for fun, has led inevitably to penury, intransigence, and the writing of speculative fiction. Her hobbies include incompetent archery, practicing guitar, and reading biographies of Elizabethan playmenders.
She is the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for best New Writer and the author of over a dozen published or forthcoming novels, including the Locus Award-winning Jenny Casey trilogy and the Phillip K. Dick Award-nominated Carnival. A native New Englander, she spent seven years near Las Vegas, but now lives in Connecticut with a presumptuous cat.
"Very exciting . . . very impressive debut."--Mike Resnick
"A gritty and painstakingly well-informed peek at a future we'd
all better hope we don't get . . . Elizabeth Bear builds her future
nightmare tale with style and conviction and a constant return to
the twists of the human heart."--Richard Morgan "Drugs,
gangs and internet warfare run rampant . . . [an] ambitious debut