Elizabeth Bear won the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer in 2005 and has since published 15 novels and numerous short stories. She writes in both the SF and fantasy genres and has won critical acclaim in both. She has won the Hugo Award more than once. She lives in Massachusetts.
This is certainly the best science fiction novel I've read in 2019 so far and I look forward to see how Bear develops the characters and her impressively rich universe. * POPULAR SCIENCE * Machine is a fascinating, compelling, and ultimately satisfying space opera in a vast, complex, weird, and interesting universe * Locusmag.com * Elizabeth Bear is just as comfortable writing steampunk and fantasy as she is hard science fiction, and Ancestral Night, first half of a duology, brims with heady concepts and sleek far-future hardware. There is a mordant wit at work. * FINANCIAL TIMES * Bear has a striking command of tension and character, and a deep interest in ethics and human behaviour * Locusmag.com * Awesome, awe-inspiring space opera. Fittingly, it shifts from weighty themes to lighter humour with dexterity, grace and crackling dialogue * Daily Mail * Bear has constructed a fascinating, absorbing universe populated with compelling and intelligent characters who conform to neither cliches nor stereotypes. It's sci-fi of the top order. * popmatters.com *