I'm a newcomer to Greg Bear but I'm looking forward to reading my first (Forge of God) over my hols this year. I just wanted to mention that for a book that has generated so much interest and so many good reviews I was surprised that it was out of print in the UK. Managed to order a copy from Abe books online though.
It's great for an author to have an online presence like this and to actually take time to "interact" with his readers. Our own Mr Stross has this feature on his web site too but my all-time favourite science fiction writer, Iain M Banks seems very conspicuous by his absence.
Anyway, I'm thrilled to find another writer so highly regarded and with a back list that'll keep me busy for a while.
Thanks and Best Rgds,
From: Greg Bear
Hmmm... Can't seem to find any new copies on Amazon.co.uk, either. Shouldn't be OP. I'll check into this. Thanks, Andy!
Andy: a few years ago, Banks didn't even have an official site. He's stepped up his profile, really.
Greg, Glad to help.
Patrick, Yep, you're right I guess but I'm afraid the official site is a bit of a token gesture really and. The forum can be a useful source of news though TMH has never made an appearance as far as I know.
Finished Forge of God and enjoyed it very much indeed. I'll certainly be back for more. I'd love to know a bit more about the aliens so I'll have to go for Anvil of Stars next but, again, it's not easy to get over here. Amazon only have used copies. Only new one I can see is on historybookshop.com!
Am I right in thinking there's a 3rd book in the pipe-line?
From: Greg Bear
We're prodding the UK publishers to re-issue FORGE. BLOOD MUSIC is out in a beautiful new edition. No plans yet for a third in the FORGE grouping. Thanks for writing, Andy!