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Giveaway winner! (Karen Memory giveaway)

Well, I completely forgot to announce the winner of the Karen Memory giveaway from, oh goodness, has it really been almost weeks now? Sorry about that! Without further ado, the winner of this giveaway is: Getty H. from Dallas, TX … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Hey, it’s been a while since I’ve had a giveaway here, hasn’t it? Time to remedy that! Thanks to the kind folks at Tor Books, I have one shiny hardcover copy of Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear to give away … Continue reading

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Guest post by Elizabeth Bear: On Writing Steampunk

For today’s guest post, I’m extremely proud to welcome Elizabeth Bear to Far Beyond Reality! Elizabeth was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a … Continue reading

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Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

It’s bad form to start a review with a quote, but in this case I’m going to do it anyway, simply because it’s the best way to give you an idea of how wonderful  Elizabeth Bear’s newest novel Karen Memory … Continue reading

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The Just City by Jo Walton

In Jo Walton’s newest novel The Just City, the goddess Pallas Athena uses her divine powers to create an approximation of Plato’s Republic. As in, she literally sets up a mini-version of the ideal state as described in The Republic, … Continue reading

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Mini-review: Hurricane Fever by Tobias Buckell

I very much enjoyed Tobias Buckell’s 2012 SF novel Arctic Rising (my review), which was set on a near-future Earth dramatically affected by global warming. As much as I loved that novel’s main character Anika, I mentioned in my review … Continue reading

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Excerpt: The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson

I’m very pleased to present an excerpt from Steven Erikson’s brand new novella,  The Wurms of Blearmouth: A Malazan Tale of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. Here’s the synopsis from publisher Tor Books: Tyranny comes in many guises, and tyrants thrive in palaces and one-room … Continue reading

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