The Pop Culture Pulse is excited to offer an exclusive giveaway of the new title from author, Elizabeth Bear. “Karen Memory” is the conclusion to her critically acclaimed Eternal Sky trilogy. The steampunk tale is set in a reimagined 19th century Seattle following the unforgettable story of a plucky heroine risking her life for friendship.
“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, begging 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 was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005 and has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction along with a Sturgeon Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel.
What You Get:
One winner will receive one (1) copy of the novel “Karen Memory” written by Elizabeth Bear.
How To Enter:
Please send an email with your name to Admin@thepopculturepulse.com with the subject line Karen Memory. We will be randomly selecting the winner on February 16th. Good luck!