From: Tim Voigt
Location: Oshkosh, WI
To G. Bear
You are one of the best SF writers today. You have a flair and talent that makes you legendary in the genre. Your books will last for years and rank you with Asimov, Clarke, Wells, and others as one of the great SF writers.
So far you have only wrote one Star Wars novel. The Star Wars universe is a magical fad in SF that will outlive G. Lucas. You are so great at writing, I am personally asking you to write Star Wars novels (at least 10 of them). You and T. Zahn are the best Star Wars writers and your works will live on.
Please collect a list of SF ideas like Dyson Sphere, hyperspace, Fermi paradox, SETI, supernova bomb, and so on. Please incorporate SF ideas in your work, they add zest and interest to your writing. Your fans love your works and want your talent to continue. You are a rare genius of the SF word. Keep going, you have much to give. Have a happy life.
From: Greg Bear
Thanks for the suggestions, Tim! No new STAR WARS books in the offing, alas, but I'm happy to keep incorporating great ideas into my books. Looks like you're ready for FORGE OF GOD and ANVIL OF STARS, since these novels develop a fair number of the ideas you list.
If you haven't read "FORGE" or "ANVIL" yet..you're in for an awesome treat!
From: Greg Bear
No doubt deep space radiation is making me blush...
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