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Topic: Forge of God

From: Scott McAfee
Location: Washington State
Date: 07/01/2009

Hello, I was wondering if there was anything in the works with Audible or another entity to release The Forge of God in Audio format. I would download a copy as soon as it is released even though I have the paperback version.
I have not yet read An Anvil of Stars though I will be doing so within the month.

Re: Forge of God

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/28/2009

Still in process. We've been straightening out all the rights situations on these novels. Soon, I hope!

Re: Forge of God - 2012 Movie

From: Phillip Hamlyn
Location: Peterborough, England
Date: 08/15/2009

Greg,

Nice to see you get credited for the complete plot of the new film 2012 . After I first watched the trailer I thought it actually was a screenplay of Forge of God. Of course I've only seen the trailer so perhaps the plot will be significantly different when it gets to the theatre release, but "global catastrophe", "continental shelf earthquake", "sudden appearance of aliens", "earth exploding" - I wonder if the mechanism will end up being the same or they've invented an entirely different way of blowing up a planet.

Keep up the good work, but get your agent onto the film guys !

Re: Forge of God - 2012 Movie

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/18/2009

Haven't seen the film yet. Where did I get credited for the plot, Phillip? (Just curious.)

Re: Forge of God

From: Gee Vermaes
Location: Gosnells WA
Date: 10/31/2009

I guess I wasn't the only person who, after viewing the trailer of 2012, thought this must be from Greg Bear's unforgettable book "Forge of God".
By the way, when did the film script get written?

Apologies for my assumptions, if the story arose simply from the Mayan prediction, but it just seemed to me a chance to see "Forge of God" on the big screen. Of course, the whole movie could take a totally different direction.

Re: Forge of God

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/05/2009

Ken Nolan's screenplay was written in 2002-2003, with a number of revisions since. A team of writers helped me pitch the novel back in the late 1990s to many different studios. The novel has been very widely read.

Re: Forge of God

From: Russell Garvey
Location: Preston England
Date: 01/10/2010

Is there still a chance of seeing Forge of God on the big screen?

I have seen 2012 and was left disappointed at another visually spectacular event that has a poor plot and no real emotion. All the big disaster movies of late have been the same.IE Day after Tomorrow/ 2012 If the intention of these films are to get our attention and show us how fragile this planet is...then ther have failed.
The feeling of dispair at the thought of the complete distuction of our home, as in Forge of God.
Then the comfort that an alien race can have compassion and to help us survive has more effect.

Re: Forge of God

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/29/2010

It's not just about blowing stuff up, absolutely.

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