Or, should I say, rendezvous, as I've never read the short. (Incidentally, the Shrodinger's Plague post got me to thinking about the Tangents collection and re-checking this story out, but I've started with BL.) So far, it's exactly as I remember the book being - which is great, cos it's so damn GOOD. There's a reason your writing has so attracted and captured me from the beginning. Some of it is 'writing', per se, but it's also how you show your leaps of vision in depicting a scene like in the beginning of this story and revealing Virgil and his circumstance to us.
Of course, I don't yet know how this ends up - but I remember the ending of the novel, and when reading through Virgil's explanation of the 'creation of things', I bounce between the two and get a smile on my face from the satisfaction of those who 'opposed' him and perhaps the best of any 'come-uppance'.
From: Greg Bear
Thanks, patrick. Some view BLOOD MUSIC as a kind of horror story... not me, obviously!
From: Christopher Cherry
Location: Durban, South Africa
Horror? How can Blood Music be horror. In a twisted way I think it would be good for the world if something like that was to happen. I would welcome it. The microbes in Blood Music didn't kill anyone the incorporated the consciousness of all the humans who succumb to the virus. As the girls mother said in the book, what was happening was something wonderful to her.
From: Greg Bear
Some people just don't like the thought of being Incorporated into the Collective! Or being turned into lime Jell-0 along the way... (Or was it raspberry?)