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Topic: Pasco Man?

From: David Acton
Location: Richland WA
Date: 07/13/2008

I just finished Darwin's Radio and will soon start Darwin's Children. I have been a life long resident of the Tri-Cities and help run the local Sci-Fi convention (RadCon) as well as manage a local brewpub with a very literary clientele at the bar (Atomic Ale Brewpub). Your name and books come up often. Anyways, some of the customers and I were wondering if Pasco Man was an accidental overlook of Kennewick Man. Same area just opposite sides of the river, different counties as well.

Peace, Love and Happy Thought,

P.S. Stop in for a pint if you are in the area. The gang at the pub would love to say hi.

Re: Pasco Man?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/14/2008

Good to hear from Richland, Dave! Pasco Man is homage to Kennewick Man. During and after the writing of DARWIN'S RADIO, I was in steady contact with Friends of America's Past, a group defending the scientific study of ancient remains. (Wry note here: a recent headline in the Seattle Times proclaimed, "Kennewick man found dead." Bit late for CSI...)

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From: Brian Sherwood
Location: Houston, Tx
Date: 07/15/2008

I loved the Darwin's Radio/Darwin's Children, er, short series. Do you plan any other books along the same lines, with those or similar characters? It would be interesting to see further along the timeline as the new children age, have children, and start to out-compete home sapiens; would love to read your take on it!

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From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/15/2008

Thanks for the kind words, Brian! At this point, I have no plans to write a third novel in the series.

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