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Topic: Sequels

From: Cecilia Vail Hampton
Location: Copperopolis, California
Date: 01/20/2008

Dear Mr. Bear:

I have read a lot of your scifi and recently I finished Moving Mars. It was wonderful and I really loved the end. I am dearly hoping that you might write a sequel to it as there is so much potential for the Martians in their new galaxy...

Cecilia Vail Hampton

Re: Sequels

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/20/2008

Thanks, Cecilia! No sequels planned for now. Too much other work to get done... But never say never!

Ahh, hope...

From: Cecilia Hampton
Location: California
Date: 01/20/2008

Hello again and thank you for your prompt rely. I just spent my afternoon reading your whole list of emails. I am now off to my used book store to see what else they might have of yours Mr. Bear. As a side note, I had no idea you wrote the sequel to Asimov's Foundation Trilogy. I will certainly read it now! I once had a correspondence with Isaac Asimove when he requested that people send him scifi poetry. I did send him some and I was quite frustrated by his response. Well, that's another story... Looking at your list of books I see that you have so much for me to choose from. Thank you!

Cecilia Vail Hampton

PS: I have some poetry re: Mars. If you would like to read some I will send, but knowing that you are quite busy I will only do so at your request...

Re: Sequels

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 01/20/2008

I've thought about this (along with just the concept itself of story) myself, off an on. I think the MM ended in such a way that it was so open, there wasn't anything else needed. I'm up for anything you got in the future, though.

For more on this topic of sequels and 'writing well', look over at Dan Simmons' Writing Well forum (and related essays). I think Greg inherently follows, what seems to me to be, Dan's maxim, something along the lines of: is there a story to be told? And, hence, has written some sequels, but much more than that as well.

Ahh, hope...

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/21/2008

I'd enjoy posting your poetry, Cecilia, if you don't mind having it appear here. Otherwise, send it without checking permission to post, and I'll read it.

Re: Sequels

From: Dominic
Location: Nova Scotia
Date: 03/03/2008

Further to the question of sequels, "Darwin's Children" seems to have left a lot of room for a sequel. Actually, to me it read like the middle part of a trilogy. Are there plans for another book in this series?

Re: Sequels

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/04/2008

I had originally planned on writing three books in the series, but that possibility seems more and more remote, given the present state of publishing.

Re: Sequels

From: Gavin cook
Location: sidmouth Devon UK
Date: 04/07/2009

Hello, i'm afraid i agree with patrick,with the 'is there a story to be told?' maxim..i would dearly love to see a sequel to moving mars but it would be difficult to envisage it without casseia,charles..etc maybe a prequel?? but even that seems problematic as MM is told from the viewpoint of casseia's memoirs although i'm sure Mr Bear could find a way through his genius to bring us a little more of the wonderful casseia majumdar!

Re: Sequels

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/09/2009

MARIPOSA, as I've mentioned, takes the near-future of QUANTICO and bridges it to QUEEN OF ANGELS, which makes it in a sense a prequel to MOVING MARS.

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