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Topic: What is on the CITY AT THE END OF TIME cover?

From: ricardo
Location: Glendale, CA
Date: 05/25/2008

Well, CITY AT THE END OF TIME finally available for pre-order at Amazon! And we get a look at the cover, too! Now since you've been so tight-lipped about the plot (sorry, I have to agree with Mike G's prior post, the teasers around here have been very scant...), can we at least talk about the cover? What is that contraption? Time machine?

Re: What is on the CITY AT THE END OF TIME cover?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/27/2008

You hear it here first--but that "device" is crucial to the end of time. It goes by various names: the Impossible Armillary, or the Perverse Greatorex. The symbol also appears on... but that would be telling! Seriously, Terran and my family team are busy right now preparing a few websites for a little side adventure before the book gets published.

Re: What is on the CITY AT THE END OF TIME cover?

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 05/27/2008

You're so cute, Greg. Be patient, folks. Go out and watch the trees or something. Seriously. Looking forward to the online surprises.

Re: What is on the CITY AT THE END OF TIME cover?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/31/2008

Just finished a cool pic of a very imposing earwig. That, and a black sun looming over Seattle. More to come!

Re: What is on the CITY AT THE END OF TIME cover?

From: ricardo
Location: Glendale, CA
Date: 06/02/2008

Allright! Now we're talking! Oh, I didn't really think it was a time machine, just wanted to get the speculation started around here...Now that structure on the UK cover, on the other hand....

Hey Greg, any connection between CITY and JUDGMENT ENGINE (my 2nd favorite short story of yours, after HARDFOUGHT of course)or is CITY something completely new?

Re: What is on the CITY AT THE END OF TIME cover?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/05/2008

No direct connection. CITY takes place long after!

Re: What is on the CITY AT THE END OF TIME cover?

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego
Date: 06/08/2008

Can't wait to see the teaser "Side Websites" for CITY.

The teaser on your main page "Do you dream of a City at the End of Time?" sent a !SHIVER! down my spine...as the variants of Clarke's Diaspar has haunted my immagination for three decades...and then you had to go and turn me onto the Dancers At the End of Time two years later...

Just two more months to wait! Yow! Now I know how my Wife feels between seasons of LOST.

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