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Title:New Amsterdam
Authors:Elizabeth Bear
Info:Far Territories / Subterranean (2008), Paperback, 267 pages
Collections:Your library, 2012 Reads
Tags:Alternate History, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Vampires, Magic, Short Stories

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New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear (2007)

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a collection of stories, evocative and elusive, that read (even on my Kindle) like i was holding an old Dover reprint of a gothic novel about an occult altworld - perhaps some unholy combination of Poe, Gaboriau, and Lefanu. quite a departure for Bear, who specializes in departures, and you can feel her getting into it as she goes, after a sketchy start. the infamous vampire detective meets up with the aristocratic sorceress-examiner, both of them world-weary, precise, and ethical, drawn together less by blood than by an odd sympathy, or maybe symmetry, between them. two complex characters negotiating the terrain between them, guarded even from the inside, and yet full of feeling they seldom express. ( )
  macha | Sep 22, 2014 |
I have to say that I preordered this collection soley on the strength on one short story that was going to be in the book and I am glad that I wasn't disappointed. This is a short story collection that are all set in the same universe. The story idea reminded me quite strongly of the Lord Darcy series by Randall Garrett. I have to assume that the lead character is named Abigail Irene Garrett as a tip of the hat to the Lord Darcy stories. Garrett is a crown investigator in the British colony of New Amsterdam. As the stories progress, she teams up with the vampire, Sebastien and love blooms between them. I enjoyed the setting and the stories and I hope there will be either another collection of short stories or a novel set in this world. ( )
  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jul 8, 2014 |
Alternate History,Vampires,Witches,North America
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Political intrigue, dirigibles, magic, alternate history, monsters, twisty multi-layered backstory--what more could you want? ( )
  GinnyTea | Mar 31, 2013 |
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The zeppelin Hans Glucker left Calais at 9:15 in the evening on a cold night in March, 1899, bound for New Amsterdam, the jewel of British New America.
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In a world where the sun never set on the British Empire, where Holland finally ceded New Amsterdam to the English only during the Napoleonic wars, and where the expansion of the American colonies was halted by the war magic of the Iroquois, they are exiles in the new world--and its only hope for justice.… (more)

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