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Topic: Slant & Beyond

From: Eric Levin
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 08/09/2006

I am currently on my 7th or 8th reading of Slant (I think there is a 5 reread minimum to even say you THINK you know what is going on), and as always I am completely entranced by the characters and locales. It is, in my opinion, one of the most immersive and compelling books in any genre, ever. Which brings me to my point. Whenever I read Slant, I always seem somewhat unsatisfied when I finish. By specking out so many characters (hope you appreciate my use of the Slant vernacular), I find myself genuinely wondering what happened to at least 3/4's of them when the book concludes. As the attack on Omphalos plays out, it seems the other characters (most still involved in the very issues they were when introduced) get left by the wayside during the conclusion. I want to know more about Mary Choy and what happened with the illegal psynthe house. I want to know more about Alice, Martin, and everyone else.

You have created a world so rich with possibility and it seems a shame to think it might never be explored again. Have you considered continuing to write about the world of Slant and it's characters. I imagine there must be a plethora of ideas for "the continuing adventures of ..." Maybe for a few $$$ more I can even karaoke it when it comes out...

I have a feeling you'd be scratching an itch that a LOT of people who love your work share.

Take care,
Eric

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/09/2006

Thanks for your very kind words, Eric. I think here the operant phrase might be, "Always leave them wanting more!" Unless something new plays out, I doubt that publishers will be looking for sequels to older series for a number of years. Have I thought about one? Absolutely. Characters live on in my head, too!

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: Jimmy Kinchloe
Location: Houston
Date: 09/03/2006

Eric,

I just cannot let this one pass me by...I am right there with you about the /-Queen of Angels-Heads-Moving Mars universe. I, too, have read them many times, and long for more. I especially want a story about Mars after the "move".

Greg, this is your greatest work. Mary, Cassia, Jill...They will live on for many years.

Now, how's-about that "Mars" sequel? What do the publishers know anyway. (I'm thinking of very recent history.)


Jimmy

Oh, I admire / so much that the word is part of my username on several message boards, etc., but I won't reveal what it is. I wouldn't want to give away my true name there...

J

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/03/2006

Ah! "True Names" began it all... Deep magic working there.

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: gavin cook
Location: devon UK
Date: 08/29/2009

I am in 100% agreement, a sequel to slant would be wonderful and there are so many places to go with the characters in it.
I too would also love to see follow up to moving mars but i can't see how it could be done without casseia etc, MM seemed to have a very definite ending and as the story is in my opinion perfect, i'm not sure i would like to spoil it.

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/17/2009

How about a prequel? MARIPOSA is coming...

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/17/2009

How about a prequel? MARIPOSA is coming...

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/17/2009

How about a prequel? MARIPOSA is coming...

Re: Slant & Beyond

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/17/2009

How about a prequel? MARIPOSA is coming...

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