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Topic: You have GOT to read this one: Did Ancient Viruses Spur Human Evolution?

From: Avi Dardik
Location: Israel
Date: 03/03/2009

Hi Greg,

I read your book - Darwin's Radio - a few years back, and it definitely left an impression.
yesterday I found a scientific piece that immediately threw me back to your book. Big time.

I was so impressed (can you see the future?!), I posted a piece on my blog:
If you have 2 spare minutes - Please read http://www.avidardik.com/2009/03/04/did-ancient-viruses-spur-human-evolution/

Re: You have GOT to read this one: Did Ancient Viruses Spur Human Evolution?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/04/2009

Thanks for the nod, Avi! The original New Yorker article interviews John Coffin, who was one of my virus experts years back when I researched DARWIN'S RADIO, for his contributions to the massive textbook, RETROVIRUSES.

Re: You have GOT to read this one: Did Ancient Viruses Spur Human Evolution?

From: Bill Sutherland
Location: Tennessee
Date: 06/22/2009

Harks back more to VITALS, I think. Good SF, that...except for the "Smith & Wesson thirty ought-six" that was found on a stack of books. Fact-checking is just too much to ask in this era, I think.

Thank you again for your work, which I have enjoyed for many years.

Re: You have GOT to read this one: Did Ancient Viruses Spur Human Evolution?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/22/2009

Ah, I'll never live that down--along with calling an Irish whiskey "scotch" in BLOOD MUSIC long time back. But never fear--there's another Smith and Wesson in MARIPOSA, this time a set of restraints--cuffs and chains.

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