Can't Wait Wednesday - Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear (@matociquala)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

Stone Mad: A Karen Memory Adventure by Elizabeth Bear
Expected publication: March 20, 2018 by

Readers met the irrepressible Karen Memory in Elizabeth Bear’s 2015 novel Karen Memory, and fell in love with her steampunk Victorian Pacific Northwest city, and her down-to-earth story-telling voice.

Now Karen is back with Stone Mad, a new story about spiritualists, magicians, con-men, and an angry lost tommy-knocker—a magical creature who generally lives in the deep gold mines of Alaska, but has been kidnapped and brought to Rapid City.

Karen and Priya are out for a night on the town, celebrating the purchase of their own little ranch and Karen’s retirement from the Hotel Ma Cherie, when they meet the Arcadia Sisters, spiritualists who unexpectedly stir up the tommy-knocker in the basement. The ensuing show could bring down the house, if Karen didn’t rush in to rescue everyone she can.

It's been 3 years since we were first introduced to Karen Memory, but the first was so much fun there's no way I could resist this.


  1. ...The layout changed! *briefly disorientated*

    But yesss, I want this book so much too.

    1. LOL! It's been about 5 years since I refreshed the blog, and the other theme didn't look so great mobile, so I thought a face-lift was in order.

  2. Has it really been 3 years? Man time flies! I'm mad at myself for still not getting to KM, but maybe this sequel will spur me into catching up😊

  3. Yes, me too! I had a lot of fun Karen Memory! (Karen was such a little foodie, I loved it!) Hoping I’ll have just as good a time with this one too :)

  4. Love the new layout. I have Karen Memory and apparently need to read it. Didn't know a sequel was due out!

  5. I loved Karen Memory! Definitely looking forward to this one!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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