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Steven Brust: “A masterful storyteller of contagious glee and self-deprecating badassery” —Skyler White

Freedom and Necessity

Freedom and Necessity cover

This was a joy to write, and I even like how it came out. Emma is a wonderful writer, and it was honor to work with her. We wrote it just as it appears, by writing letters to each other, and let it develop as it went along. It’s a Victorian epistolary novel, or I suppose you could call it a fantasy for Hegelians.


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  1. Words fail me when I attempt to express how much I like this book.

  2. Probably my favorite of your works, although I’ve enjoyed them all. i have’t read the sun, the moon and the stars yet.

  3. The signed ARC of this is still one of three books I own that get to look smug and lord their specialness over all the others.

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