Shadow Unit 1

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The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit hunts humanity's worst nightmares. But there
are nightmares humanity doesn't dream are real.

The BAU sends those cases down the hall. There, Stephen Reyes and his team pursue criminals transformed by a mysterious force: the anomaly.

Welcome to Shadow Unit.

The Shadow Unit series was created by award-winning authors Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear. More
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About Emma Bull

Two of Emma’s favorite childhood memories are of typing out nonsense words on her parents’ black Royal manual typewriter, and watching the neighbor mow the lawn. She went to Beloit College, where she majored in English, then moved to Minneapolis, where there are two seasons: Snow removal and road repair. (Or, as it sometimes seems, snow repair and road removal.)

After that, she moved back to her native southern California, where she would’ve driven with the top down if she’d had a convertible. She was a resident of the Republic of Bisbee (AZ) and loved it (except on the few days of the year when there was snow). And now she’s living in Tucson, Arizona, where she would ride the range if she had a pony. But she does have a great cowboy hat.

She’s written novels, screenplays, a children’s book, and short stories. She and her husband, Will Shetterly, are members of the Interstate Writers’ Workshop, aka The Scribblies. Emma and Will conduct writing workshops now and then; they’ve taught in Los Angeles, at Clarion West, the Pima Writers Workshop, and elsewhere.

Emma played guitar and sang in the Flash Girls, a goth-folk duo. She was a member of Cats Laughing, a psychedelic improv folk-jazz band that included Steven Brust, Adam Stemple, Lojo Russo, and Bill Colsher.

She is the producer for Shadow Unit, a webfiction project she shares with Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Will Shetterly, and Amanda Downum. It combines novella-length episodes of a series story with hypertext “DVD extras” and character on-line journals. Contributing writers in its eight-episode second “season” include Holly Black and Leah Bobet.

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About the Series: Shadow Unit
"Shadow Unit is the best TV show never filmed. If it had been filmed, it would’ve been pitched as “Criminal Minds meets The X-Files.” The Anomalous Crimes Task Force investigates the aftermath when the little-understood “anomaly” turns ordinary humans into (magically? psychically?) empowered monsters. Some members of the ACTF—the WTF if you’re feeling affectionate—are at risk of becoming monsters themselves." —Ruthanna Emrys, Tor.Com

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Reviews of Shadow Unit 1 by Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, & Will Shetterly

Audrey Driscoll reviewed on April 22, 2017

As advertised, this book reads like episodes of a TV series. Fast and compelling reading. Lots of eating and joking around among the characters. Episode plots are a little weird and wacky. With more than a dozen books in the series, it could be the start of a habit. May lead to consumption of junk food.
(reviewed 72 days after purchase)
gayars8291 reviewed on Jan. 22, 2015

Love this book! I was sooo happy to find out there are more in the series! Right up my alley.
(review of free book)
Al Szymanski reviewed on Nov. 12, 2013

I very rarely write reviews of products or books. With that in mind, let me just say that Ms. Bull has written a thoroughly enjoyable series of books. I've just finished book 1, and will now get the rest. Great cast of characters with excellent development. I can "smell" the roots of these works; "Criminal Minds", "X-Files", "NCIS", "CSI" ( the original if you please ) and these have successfully been welded into an airtight story line.
Keep 'em coming Emma. And if you , reader , have not found these books - you're just not looking hard enough.
(review of free book)
Keith Hill reviewed on Oct. 2, 2013

Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear have begun a great new series. I will read the rest of the books but knowing the skill of these two, I have no doubt that the quality will continue a the same high level as this book.
(review of free book)
Goetz Kruppa reviewed on June 14, 2013

Cool stuff! I came here for Elizabeth Bear, but it is great that all the other writer's stories work just as well. It is bloody addictive though - I hope that my binge reading now doesn't destroy it for me!
(review of free book)
A G reviewed on July 29, 2012

I agree with what almost everyone says about the series: the writing and characters are excellent (and addictive!). Content-wise, I am frequently reminded of a cross between X-Files & Criminal Minds.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
CGMullin reviewed on Jan. 5, 2012

The great thing about all the Shadow Unit books is the characters. There are 9 main characters, and these are all real, fully-realized people. All the writers for the show-- Bull, Bear, Shetterly Bobet,Downum, Polk-- are published professionals. This really IS "the best TV show you've never seen." IF you buy volume one, you WILL want to go on reading. As I write, there are 10 volumes, with an 11th promised Real Soon Now.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Alice Shipman reviewed on July 30, 2011

An amazing book. While the description tells you what the book is built around, it's who you're reading about that really makes this wonderful. A whole host of well-developed, distinct and compelling characters, dealing with fascinating issues.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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