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Me on Monday at Bard.

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When the astonishing literary fantasist Elizabeth Hand visited Bard College nearly a decade ago and gave such a brilliant reading, I promised myself I'd have he...r up again. Luckily, I've kept that promise to myself, so hope any of you in the Hudson Valley who are free on Monday will come join us and encounter this woman's brilliance and magic. 2:30, Weis Cinema, free and open to all!

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About Hard Light:

"Nerve-jangling and addictive, Elizabeth Hand’s Hard Light offers up a signature Cass Neary tale of moral ambivalence, keen betrayal and a dark lushness that leaps off the page. And with Cass―relentless in her dangerous curiosity, her ruthless art of survival―Hand has created an anti-hero for the ages. We’d follow her anywhere, into any glittery abyss, and do." --Megan Abbott

"Elizabeth Hand's Cass Neary novels, rightly praised for their icy tension and rema...

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So I'm trying to recall my first illicit book -- I think it might have been Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Alexa Shulman?), which was in the Pound Ridge Library, so not THAT illicit. My experience wasn'ty anywhere near as exciting as that of my eleven-year-old nephew, who got to read 50 Shades of Grey on a transatlantic flight -- he was sitting between two women of a certain age, both reading it on their Kindles ... (Hi, Barb!)

The Book Review invites readers to share their first experience reading an illicit piece of literature.
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For those of you in London, I'll be reading/signing at Forbidden Planet this Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 PM.

ELIZABETH HAND will be reading from and signing books one and two of the CASS NEARY series, GENERATION LOSS and AVAILABLE DARK (Constable & Robinson) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 26th September from 6 – 7pm. In GENERATION LOSS, we meet Cass Neary, who made her name in the sev...
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Today's Daily Deal via Amazon: Winterlong for $1.99!

Elizabeth Hand’s dynamite debut novel, a sensual dystopian journey through a world unburdened by moral taboosSet in the surreal, post-apocalyptic City of Trees, Winterlong centers on Wendy Wanders, a girl who can tap into the dreams and emotions of the people around her, and her long-lost ...
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A lovely & perceptive review of Errantry by Sam Costello. Dig the cool new Amazing site!

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/…/review-errantry-by-elizabet…/

Written by Elizabeth Hand – First published in 2008 in the United States, Generation Loss is appearing for the first time in the UK thanks to Constable & Robinson on ...
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Early reviews of the UK editions of Generation Loss:

This first book in an edgy new US crime series introduces us to burnt-out punk photographer Cass Neary. Cass is a mess but at least she hasn’t sold out: she’s hooking up with younger men (and sometimes women) in gnarly New York clubs, still listening to Patti Smith and refusing to ditch her ancient…
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And on Sunday I'll be with the fabulous Dawn Tripp at Partners Village Store in beautiful Westport, Mass.

Elizabeth Hand, a uniquely gifted storyteller, brings us a searing and iconoclastic crime novel,Available Dark, in which photographer Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of crime in Scandinavia’s coldest corners.
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On Saturday I'll be at the Newport Public Library from 1 - 3 with four other writers: Dawn Tripp, Nicole Bernier, Laura Harrington, Joan Wickersham. Should be a wonderful event!

Newport Public Library. Serving Newport, RI Community. Offering free programs an events, Wi-fi, research tools and expert librarian help. Storytimes for Kids, Teen Programs and more.
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I'll be reading on Sunday May 12, 3 PM, in Westport, Mass. (about half an hour from Providence & Newport) — Mother's Day. Because what could be nicer than for Mom to meet Cass Neary?

Elizabeth Hand, a uniquely gifted storyteller, to discuss crime novel, “Available Dark,”  at Partners Village Store.
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Nice piece on Black Light, by someone who grokked all the musical references. Got my TV Eye on you ...

http://bookshelfbombshells.com/quickie-black-light-by-eliz…/

SF Weekly on Errantry:

In an age when the price of a movie ticket can get you three hours of unstructured hang-time in Middle Earth, fantasy worlds aren't exactly at a premium. But narratives that throw us up against the truly fantastic &mdash
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Minneapolis Star Tribune review:

As I was reading "Errantry: Strange Stories," the phone rang
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If Vibe is getting his own solo series, then Graeme thinks these obscure characters could also join The New 52.
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Craig Gidney on Errantry. DInesen is one of my very favorite writers — I reread "Copenhagen Season" every year (and come to think of it, it's time!).

The devil is in the details in this collection of well-crafted short fiction that sits on the uneasy border of slipstream and horror fiction. The pieces in this collection are as dense as novels, f...
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