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Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Giveaway! (US/CAN)

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Karen Memory Giveaway!

Elizabeth Bear is well loved for her awesome fantasy trilogy Eternal Sky, but now she’s back with a Jack-the-Ripper style steampunk story set in a reimagined Seattle!

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

“You ain’t gonna like what I have to tell you, but I’m gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I’m one of the girls what works in the Hôtel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. Hôtel has a little hat over the o like that. It’s French, so Beatrice tells me.”

Set in the late 19th century—when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable’s high-quality bordello. Through Karen’s eyes we get to know the other girls in the house—a resourceful group—and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, beggin sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone’s mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap—a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered.

Bear brings alive this Jack-the-Ripper yarn of the old west with a light touch in Karen’s own memorable voice, and a mesmerizing evocation of classic steam-powered science.

Awesome right?? This giveaway will be open to US and Canadian addresses as per Tor’s policy, the winner will have 48 hours to respond, and I’ll be checking entries so please don’t cheat!

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Good luck!
Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings-Anya

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  1. I’ve been dying to read this since I first heard about it!
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  2. Definitely sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  3. I keep hearing so many amazing things about this book, so I can’t NOT enter for a chance to win it!

  4. Squeee! I hope I win!

  5. Good luck everyone!

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