William Shakespeare, Private Eye

In recent years numerous real historical figures have turned up as characters in works of fiction, and oddly are frequently solving mysteries.  In the mysteries of Gyles Brandreth, Oscar Wilde is solving murders along with his friends Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and William Wordsworth's great-grandson Robert Sherard.  Jane Austen stars in Stephanie Barron's mystery series,... Continue Reading →

By the Mountain Bound by Elizabeth Bear

Have you ever wondered what happens after Ragnarok, the epic battle in Norse mythology? Elizabeth Bear did when she wrote By the Mountain Bound. In her version of events, the valkyries and einherjar, known as the Children of the Light, were born from the sea after the destruction of the old world. They sing a... Continue Reading →

Interview with Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear is the author of many short stories and novels, including the Jenny Casey trilogy (Hammered, Scardown, and Worldwired), the Edda of Burdens (All the Windwracked Stars, By the Mountain Bound, and The Sea Thy Mistress), and the Eternal Sky trilogy (Range of Ghosts, Shattered Pillars, and Steles of the Sky).  She’s won many... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Bear’s Sci-Fi

Last summer, Hammered by Elizabeth Bear was recommended to me by a friend.  It couldn't have come at a better time; I had just forced my way through a terrible book and was in desperate need of something better.  Luckily,  Hammered didn't let me down at all!  Right from the get go I couldn't put... Continue Reading →

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