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Topic: Quantico: great style

From: Forkbeard
Location: Rotterdam
Date: 03/26/2009

Hi Greg, I finished your book Quantico. It's not my cup of tea, I'm into hard SF, not (techno) thrillers. I decided to read the book anyway because you're the author and I loved all your other books.

It's not a bad story, indeed it is quite absorbing. However the thing I liked most about it is seeing how you exercised your writing style, the technical side of it: how the story is set up, and on a higher level, how you paint a very detailed scene with a minimal amount of words. You get to know the characters very well without knowing when that happened. I remember one quote, though I think not correctly: "I didn't vote for him the first time".

I congratulate you on a yet another masterpiece!


Re: Quantico: great style

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/26/2009

Many thanks, Forkbeard! I'm just putting the finishing touches on a new novel in the Quantico sequence, MARIPOSA. I will be delivering it to the publisher shortly. Hope you enjoy this one, as well. (It has some physics, nanotech, and AI speculation in it, this time around, rather than biology.)

Re: Quantico: great style

From: Andrew Carpenter
Location: France
Date: 03/28/2009

Hi Greg,

Well I'll be on the list for your new book..cant wait actually. There's ony two authors whose books I read many times over a number of years...you and Patrick OBrian.

God bless

Andrew

Re: Quantico: great style

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/01/2009

I know quite a few POB fans, and am among them, and have the benefit of having yet to read the majority of his novels!

Re: Quantico: great style

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 04/04/2009

With your writing schedule, I'm curious how you have time an all. I guess it helps that the kids are grown. (Jeez, I'm getting so used to posting, I'm thinking it's a forum, and forgetting to do the 'validation' thing.)

Re: Quantico: great style

From: Andrew Carpenter
Location: France
Date: 04/29/2009

Dear Greg,

With regards to POB its always been a pleasure for me to slip "Master and Commander" in friends rooms as they start their holiday..by the end of their stay they end up ordering the whole series when they get home.

In the same spirit, I also put a copy of "Eon" or "Forge" or "Moving Mars" and get the same result...I'm afraid that Amazon is letting you down a bit Greg!..Us Expats rely on a service such as theirs and they are saying that they cant get hold of your books!

I need to order a whole new batch as some of the ones I've re read over the years have snuffed it! Can you give your publishers a shove to supply Amazon, Play etc...It seems a shame that we cant buy your books as and when we want to.

Greg I envy you discovering POB books for the first time..like I envy readers discovering yours.

Cheers!
Andrew

Re: Quantico: great style

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/29/2009

As far as I know, Amazon can get copies of MOVING MARS, EON, FORGE OF GOD, ETERNITY, ANVIL OF STARS, and LAMARCKIA from Tor in the United States. Some of these titles (from Hachette) have been reverted in the UK, but EON is just out in a lovely new edition from Orion, and BLOOD MUSIC is still available in the UK as well. We're working to get the others back in print.

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