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Publication Order of Jenny Casey Books

Publication Order of Promethean Age Books

Blood and Iron (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whiskey and Water (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ink and Steel (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell and Earth (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
One-Eyed Jack (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of New Amsterdam Books

New Amsterdam (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven for a Secret (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White City (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ad Eternum (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garrett Investigates (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jacob's Ladder Books

Dust / Pinion (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chill / Sanction (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grail / Cleave (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Iskryne World Books

with Sarah Monette
A Companion to Wolves (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tempering of Men (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Apprentice to Elves (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Edda of Burdens Books

All the Windwracked Stars (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Mountain Bound (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea Thy Mistress (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Eternal Sky Books

Range of Ghosts (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattered Pillars (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steles of the Sky (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Karen Memory Books

Publication Order of Lotus Kingdoms Books

The Stone in the Skull (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red-Stained Wings (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Origin of Storms (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sub-Inspector Ferron Books

In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bone and Jewel Creatures Books

Bone and Jewel Creatures (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book of Iron (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of White Space Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Carnival (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undertow (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cobbler's Boy (With: Katherine Addison) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Chains That You Refuse (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tideline (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boojum (With: Sarah Monette) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoggoths in Bloom (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horrid Glory of Its Wings (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destination: Future (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faster Gun (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
And the Deep Blue Sea (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Chance Planet (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Have Always Died In The Castle (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera: A Tor.com Original (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Mother (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Shoggoths in Bloom and Other Stories (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sub-Inspector Ferron Mysteries Books

A Blessing of Unicorns (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The WisCon Chronicles Books

The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2: Provocative essays on feminism, race, revolution, and the future (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wiscon Chronicles, Vol.3: Carnival of Feminist SF (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 4 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wiscon Chronicles Volume 5 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 6: Futures of Feminism and Fandom (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wiscon Chronicles Vol 7: Shattering Ableist Narratives (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The WisCon Chronicles 11 (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadow Unit Books

with Emma Bull, Holly Black, Will Shetterly, Steven Brust, Sarah Monette, Amanda Downum, Leah Bobet, Chelsea Polk, C.L. Polk

Publication Order of METAtropolis Books

METAtropolis (With: John Scalzi,Jay Lake,Tobias Buckell,Karl Schroeder) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cascadia (By: Ken Scholes) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Space (By: Jay Lake) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Symmetry of Serpents and Doves (By: Ken Scholes) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Byways (By: Tobias Buckell) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wings We Dare Aspire (By: Ken Scholes) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stochasticity (By: Tobias Buckell) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tensegrity (By: Tobias Buckell) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Paranormal Romance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2007(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rewired(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast Ships, Black Sails(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 21(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2: Provocative essays on feminism, race, revolution, and the future(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 14(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
We, Robots(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starship Vectors(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whedonistas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supernatural Noir(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Cthulhu(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Other Cravings: Original Stories of Vampires and Vampirism by Today's Greatest Writers of Dark Fiction(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Recent Weird(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brave New Love: 15 Dystopian Tales of Desire(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots: The Recent A.I.(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicks Dig Comics(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Cthulhu II(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2012 edition(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens: Recent Encounters(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New SF 26(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Short SF Novels 3(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Apex: Volume 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovecraft's Monsters(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End is Now(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Upgraded(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hieroglyph(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Travel: Recent Trips(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 57, February 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Recent Weird(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End Has Come(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories By Women(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 7(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future Visions(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior Women(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinity Wars(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Uncanny(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Of Swords: Part 2(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Frontier(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twelve Tomorrows(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Magic(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 105, February 2019(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Thirteen(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Robot and AI Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 5(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from Tor.com 2019 Edition(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edited By(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 2020 Look at Space Opera Book(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology, Volume 6(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 8(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Elizabeth Bear is an American author from Hartford Connecticut who has written numerous novel in several sub genres in fantasy. Sharing a birthday with Bilbo Baggins and Frodo and a love for reading the dictionary, the young Bear was doomed to early friendlessness, intransigence, penury, and a penchant for penning speculative fiction. With the exception of two years when she lived in the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont, Elizabeth for the most part grew up in central Connecticut in what is famously the last house connected to the grid before you reach the Canadian border. She is a third generation Transylvanian, a third generation Ukrainian, and second generation Swede with German, Cherokee, Scot, English, and Irish roots. Through her two-decade long career, she has been the recipient of the Best First Novel at the Locus Awards, the Sturgeon Award, a Best New Writer John W. Campbell Award, and two Hugo Awards. She has written the Iskryne series with Sarah Monette, the Edda of Burdens series, and the critically acclaimed Eternal Sky series. She attended the University of Connecticut where she studied Anthropology and English, but dropped out without ever graduating. Before she became a writer, she worked as a reporter, a stable hand, and technical writer. Even though she sold several of her first stories to several small magazines in the 1990s, she began seriously considering a career in writing in 2001. After the publication of her first novel “Hammered” to rave reviews and much commercial success, she has never looked back producing numerous short stories and novels since. She currently resides in Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth bear is one of the most prolific of writers and with her career just about to surpass its ten-year mark, she has published a mosaic novel in the Amsterdam series, two collections of short stories, three novellas, twenty solo novels, and a trilogy she wrote in collaboration with Sarah Monette. In spite of publishing so many novels over the years, Bear is not slowing down as she keeps churning out even more novels. What makes Bear such a special writer is that her writing is not constrained to one genre. Her prolific habits have seen her change styles, jump sub-genres from series to series and from book to book with success. From spy series, steampunk, epic fantasy, fantasy, and science fiction, Elizabeth has it all. Her best-known work is the Jenny Casey Trilogy, that is a series of military or police science fiction procedurals set in a twenty-first century urban setting. Her protagonist in the series is a female ex-military special agent that carries up so much hardware that calling her a cyborg would not be so far off the mark. The America in which her protagonist lives and works as a private enforcer is controlled by a radical Christian government. Bear melancholically depicts the actions of the fundamentalist government, though the appearance of Richard Feynman, the 20th century physicist who is resurrected by being inserted into an AI lifts spirits to some extent. Things move to Canada and into space toward the end of the volume, though the sharply likable, slangy, and tough-minded protagonists still feature in the now extensive interstellar setting.

Since the publication of her trilogy, Elizabeth Bear has shifted gears to write series, most of which have been fantasies such as New Amsterdam, the Eternal Sky Trilogy, The Promethean Age saga, The Stratford Man Duology, and The Iskryne series. The Edda of Burdens series is a combination of fantasy and science fiction that are set in ancient mythological fantasy settings. As for her science fantasy, Bear writes of sequences set in the far future that explain the fate of the world including the desolation that has befallen planet earth. In her more marginal science fiction novels such as Jacob’s Ladder series extends the settings of the far future settings that is something akin to the movie Avatar. With science fiction like explanations of the tale of a wrecked ship orbiting a strange star, the author tells a story of avatars inside a ship using ruthless shock effects. If you prefer novels to short fiction, the Jenny Casey Trilogy would be best, with their fantastic characters, technological arms race, and high body counts. For the science fiction fan, the Jacobs Ladder trilogy with its narratives of biological, social, survival and conflicted family loyalties make for enthralling reads. Regardless of whether you prefer Steampunk, Historical, Epic or fantasy you can start anywhere with Elizabeth’s works and be sure to find something that will blow your mind.

“Hammered”, the first novel in the Jenny Casey series of novels introduces the lead character in the series Jenny Casey, a former Canadian Special Forces soldier. She is now living on the tough streets of Hartford Connecticut in the futuristic 2062. The fifty-year-old Jenny is running and hiding from the Canadian government she was once part of. She runs with a crime lord who she believes will be of great help in fighting against the tyranny of the government. Jenny has a problem, her artificial body is disintegrating, and the solution is unthinkable. A government scientist has never forgotten her. He believes she would be the perfect subject for a critical project to save the world that he is conducting. The protagonist now finds herself the pawn in a cutthroat battle on the streets of ruined cities, on the walkways if the Internet, and in the intricate wirings of her half machine half human nervous system. To prevent things from spiraling out of control she needs to regain control of her life before her detractors catch up to her.

“Scardown”, the second novel in the Jenny Casey series sees Jenny back in the Canadian military after running for years. The people that she once thought of as enemies have been turned into allies. At fifty years old, she has accepted one of the most critical missions in her life as she has agreed to let the government scientists reconstruct her artificial body. With the world in which she lives about to become uninhabitable in the next century, Jenny’s transformation into a super soldier and captain of the Montreal Starship is the only hope that humanity has of discovering new worlds. Jenny finds herself embroiled in a desperate battle full of brutal justice and bitter betrayals that result in the cruelest of vengeance. With the crime lord turned AI by her side, Jenny may just save the earth.

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