For those on my friends list who haven't heard of her, Bear is an sf/fantasy writer. She's published a number of short stories. Her first novel, Hammered, will be published by Bantam/Spectra in December, and she is contracted for two more.
I like Bear's writing a lot, and I'm very happy that I managed to snag one of her stories for the first issue of Lenox Avenue. Bear is one of the OWW crew, and she has taught us all.
All the Windwracked Stars will be on your bookstore shelf in dead tree format someday, but now is your chance to add elizabethbear to your friends list, and grab it while it's hot, fresh, and free.
== shikkei == filial piety
|Right radical is 'hand-with-stick/force/coerce'. The left radical was originally a pictograph of a bending vassal speaking. Thus, this character originally meant, 'coerce a feudal underling to speak respectfully by threatening to beat him'. In its current form, the left radical is 'plant' and 'phrase' (句). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Force person to use respectful phrases of plants.'|