From: Leslie Cunningham
Location: Elkhart Indiana
This may be old news. I just finished reading Quantico, which I enjoyed. Towards the end of chapter 27 Rebecca mentions the Challenger disaster. Problem: the shuttle that broke up on re-entry in 2003 was the Columbia, not the Challenger. The Challenger came apart during launch in January, 1986.
I don't know how difficult it is to correct a book once it has been issued. If subsequent printings allow for correction, there is a missed word in chapter 68 also. First sentence of the paragraph beginning "We believe there are three trucks involved.." uses the word "one" when it should be "on".
Thanks for putting good books out there. I tripped over this one at the library and remembered how much I enjoyed Darwins Radio. Looks like I have some catching up to do.
From: Greg Bear
Indeed, and thanks, Leslie. This was supposed to be corrected in the paperback--but somehow names got twisted up in my head, and the correction itself is all wrong. So sometimes I can't win!