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Topic: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: David Fike
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Date: 06/24/2009

Mr. Bear,

I have just had the utmost privilege of reading The Forge of God and Anvil of Stars both in a little over a week! I'm sure you've heard it countless times, but your writing and ability to communicate a vision of other worlds and beings is absolutely amazing. My question is: Do you plan to write another novel in this series? (or have you already begun?) Thank you for your time!

David Fike

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/24/2009

Thanks, David! A third novel is a definite possibility.

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Gavin cook
Location: Devon UK
Date: 07/07/2009

I too would love to see a third book in this series, or even more!.
There are several different directions to go in and story's left to be told and it would be wonderful..please please please!

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Chuck Anziulewicz
Location: Spring Hill, West Virginia, USA
Date: 07/10/2009

DEAR MR. BEAR:

I'm glad that you've at least considered the possibility of another "Forge of God" book. I'd always wondered whatever became of the the Mars colonists left behind by the Ship of the Law. "The Forge of God" is one of my favorite sci-fi novels of all time, and I think it's one book greatly deserving a film adaptation. I also enjoyed "The Anvil of Stars," although it seemed a slightly more difficult read.

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/14/2009

ANVIL is the focus of the new script efforts. Some amazing screenwriting going on here with Ken Nolan having crafted what may be the best interstellar epic movie vision ever.

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Tomas Kulberg
Location: Drammen, Norway
Date: 07/26/2009

Aha! Good to see that the movie Forge of God film-project is still an ongoing process. I've been waiting for years already =)

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Rainbow Starchild
Location: London
Date: 08/03/2009

We must be careful of what it is we wish for. So often the film of a book I have enjoyed merely dilutes the effect of said book, condemning those who come to the book after having seen the film to the mental shackles of visual memory. If the film is made I suggest the tagline be "Read the book first, or you'll regret it" I am in no way suggesting that the wonderful Mr. Nolan isn't up to making a great film, but nothing can compare with human imagination as far as my experience goes.
For example Carl Sagan's "Contact" was a book that literally changed my life. The film, though not a bad film as Hollywood movies go just couldn't possibly address the nuances. I still feel tearful just remembering the events at the end of "Forge" and have no doubt that reading it again would have much the same effect. I doubt a film, no matter how well-made could move so much, but I hope I'm wrong. Apologies for going on, but I feel we need to be prepared.

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/03/2009

Fortunately, the books remain, and the films add to the experience, sometimes enhancing it.

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: David Fike
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Date: 12/12/2011

Mr. Bear - I just wanted to check in and see if you could provide any update on either the film adaptation of The Forge of God, or the 3rd book in the series? Thank you again!

Re: Question Regarding The Forge of God Series

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/17/2012

Nothing new as of this week! But things change at unpredictable intervals.

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