Grail (Jacob’s Ladder 3) Elizabeth Bear (Spectra) [Books for 2011]

I am taking a look at the releases for next year in preparation for my pick for 2011 to be published later. You will see more posts now and then up to when I publish the list.

Elizabeth Bear have written some intriguing and fantastic science fiction lately. I hear her fantasy  is good too but I have only read a short story or two of that. Jacob’s Ladder is pure science fiction with a lot of fantasy references. I enjoyed the previous books Dust and Chill so this is very likely one of my books for next year.

Title: Grail
Series: Jacob’s Ladder
Author: Elizabeth Bear
Genre: Generation Ship Space Opera
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Spectra Books (February 22, 2011)

Order from: RandomHouse | Amazon US | UK | B&N

No blurb yet but Elizabeth has an Epigraph:

And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.

And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

You Might also want to check out the Jenny Casey Series by Elizabeth Bear.
1. Hammered
2. Scardown
3. Worldwired

  • Since you enjoy Bear’s books I have to ask if you know that she’s coming to Sweden soon? On june 17–19 the pan-european science fiction convention EuroCon will be held in Stockholm, which means that it’s the first time a EuroCon is held in Sweden. Boden is some distance away from Stockholm, but I’m sure we’d all love to see you there, and it would be an opportunity for you to actually meet Elizabeth Bear! The list of other guests is impressive to! Check out for details.

  • Hi Olov,I am coming to Eurocon2011 and would be delighted to meet Elizabeth Bear.