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ITEM:
Range of Ghosts is out in trade paperback today! And, of course, the e-edition is still available wherever fine pixels are purveyed.

ITEM:
Shattered Pillars comes out March 19th, and has gotten rave reviews from Booklist (starred), Kirkus (starred), and now Publishers Weekly.

Says Booklist:
"Bear’s astonishing world building is in full swing here, and she builds the arcs of her two major characters into what hopes to be a brilliant whole in the forthcoming final book."

Says Kirkus:
"Second entry of a complex and beautifully rendered historical-fantasy trilogy." (the whole review is on their website, but very very spoilery.)

Says Publisher's Weekly:
"Bear drives the plot forward through darkness and loss, allowing her heroes little respite between trials as her villains gain power." (Complete review available here.)


ITEM:
I will be doing a small sort-of book tour to support Shattered Pillars, which will include signing dates in Massachusetts, Austin, and Minneapolis. Also, I will be over the con circuit this summer like brown on rice (what can I say, I eat hippie food), so come on out and say Hi!

(I'm trying to swing one more date in Austin, too.)

travel and appearances 2013:

Boskone: Boston, MA, February 15-17 2013
Signing: New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton Highlands MA, March 20, 2013
Signing: Bookpeople, Austin TX, March 27 2013
Signing: Dragon's Lair, Austin TX, March 29 2013
Minicon: Minneapolis, MN, March 30-31 2013
Signing: Uncle Hugo's Bookstore, Minneapolis MN, March 13, 2013
Up in the Aether: Detroit, MI, May 23-27 2013
4th Street Fantasy: Minneapolis, MN, June 21-24, 2013
ConVergence: Minneapolis, MN July 4-8, 2013
Readercon: Burlington, MA, July 11-14, 2013
Lone Star Con (San Antonio Worldcon): San Antonio, TX, August 29-September 1 2013
Context: Columbus, OH, September 27-29 2013 (GoH)
Viable Paradise: Oak Bluffs MA, October 11-16 2013 
World Fantasy Convention: Brighton England UK, October 31-November 3, 2013

ITEM:
My to-do list scares me:


2013:

OWW EC: January 15, 2013
OWW EC: February 15, 2013

Steles of the Sky: March 2, 2013
Book proposal madness!
"Dark Leader": March 2013
Metatropolis III story: March 31, 2013
One-Eyed Jack edits: April 1, 2013
Venusian story: July 1, 2013
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": September 2013

HG story: Date to be determined...
An Apprentice to Elves: ?

2014:

travel and appearances:
ConVergence: Minneapolis, MN, July 3-7, 2014
Finncon (GoH): Jyväskylä, Finland, July 11-13, 2014
Worldcon: London, England, August 14-17, 2014



No fixed deadline:

Karen Memory
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
Gotham Jazz

Untitled Gangland Urban Fantasy That Keeps Bugging Me
"Gallowglas"
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"Steel"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"This Chance Planet"
"Flush"
"Coronado"
"Patience and Fortitude"
"A Time to Reap"

It's still a good thing I'm superhuman.

Comments

"Shattered Pillars comes out March 19th"

Well, time to start keeping an eye open at my friendly local bookstore.
*g*
Good author! Good promotion!
I bask in editorial praise. And I owe you 2000 words tonight...
I was *just* able to get a hold of Range of Ghosts at the library today. It's been on the waiting list for so long. :P I just wish someone around here had a copy of By the Mountain Bound, because I keep seeing the other two in that series, but not that one. I'm disappointed in my libraries.