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Topic: Native Snohomish County lover of Hard Sci-Fi

From: Connie Garvie
Location: Everett, WA
Date: 02/06/2008

I've never written to an author before, but wanted to let you know that you have been one of my favorite authors even before I discovered that you lived here in Snohomish Cty. I appreciate the thought-provoking content of your books and can't wait to read the rest. I have a question regarding "Slant" (which I finished in under 8 hours earlier today); Is the "Silver Lake" where Mary Choy lives our own south Everett favorite park/neighborhood?

Thank you for writing such wonderful books,

Connie Garvie

Re: Native Snohomish County lover of Hard Sci-Fi

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/07/2008

Thanks, Connie. Good to hear from you! It is indeed Silver Lake in Snohomish County--local color...

Re: Native Snohomish County lover of Hard Sci-Fi

From: Patrick Berry
Location: Vancouver, WA
Date: 02/08/2008

I was living in Marysville and working in Mukilteo just west of the Boeing plant when I read "Slant". I hadn't read "Queen of Angels" yet so I didn't know what to expect.

It was fun to see the book open in Moscow, ID since I graduated from WSU, and then move over too my neighborhood. Sort of like reading "Lathe of Heaven" after growing up in the Portland area.

Only problem I had with "Slant" was it's lack of believability. I mean I can believe microscopic machines that cure all disease and can build a sub machine gun out of the contents of a sock drawer, but an efficient mass transit system operating between Everett and Seattle? Pure fantasy! ;-)

Re: Native Snohomish County lover of Hard Sci-Fi

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/16/2008

Yeah, and it's even on the cover! (Or is that in Moscow?)

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