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Topic: Slant

From: Michael Tinsley
Location: Birmingham, AL
Date: 08/04/2009

I'm reading through all your books Greg, and want to say how much I enjoyed Michael Perrin's adventures considering I prefer science fiction to fantasy.
I am _struggling through 'Slant' because of all the sex/sexlove/sexinnuendo/pyschosex/and what's the other part.....oh yeah, a plot.
I sincerely hope you're gotten over your sex fetishes in 'Slant' and I can look forward to science fiction instead of head game sex prose.

Re: Slant

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/18/2009

Hm... biology without sex? Politics without greed? Reminds me of Mark Twain's criticism of heaven...

Re: Slant

From: Steven Becker
Location: San Jose
Date: 08/18/2009

We all have different tolerances for different subjects, but I found Slant to be incredibly involving and thought provoking along all of it's incredibly varied topics. I'd vote (not that art and creativity are democracies!!!) for many more books like Slant!

Re: Slant

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/18/2009

Well, okay, but they're not easy to write! Of course, what is?

Re: Slant

From: patrick
Date: 08/19/2009

"Well, okay, but they're not easy to write! Of course, what is?"

This immediately reminds me of Gaff's statement at the end of Blade Runner: She won't live....but then again, who does!

Heh. Anyways, I love all that sex shit, man. Gritty, grunty....um, I guess I'll stop there.

Re: Slant

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego
Date: 08/22/2009

What?!?!? / (SLANT) is oversexed?!?!? This is a bad thing?

No criticism, but most of the sex in Greg's book is incredibly "Vanilla"...though I found the take on Sex, Reproduction, and "Intelligent" Mutation Jumps in the Dwarin books "Beyond Thought Provoking" especially when one of the male characters was "shedding" genefragments which was something of a "turn on" to his "mate"

Other than time...not sure why I have avoided SLANT...other than time...

Re: Slant

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/28/2009

"They kissed. It was pleasant. Then... he shed a virus. 'Whoa,' she said. 'Do that again!'"

Eat your heart out, vampires.

Re: Slant

From: gavin cook
Location: devon UK
Date: 08/29/2009

I've just finished reading slant after re-reading queen of angels, i thought i was a great read, although it takes a while to get used to the vocab, which i think is even more complex than queen.
The way the story builds and the little twists and turns in the story are wonderful and the notion of a biological supercomputer that almost destroys the gorgeous mary choy makes for a great read and yet another GB book that i could not put down.
No one creates female characters quite like GB so please please please can we have more of mary choy and pretty please...a sequel to anvil of stars....is that enough pleases??..

Re: Slant

From: Chris Pickens
Location: Newport News, Virginia USA
Date: 09/14/2009


The Vox rocks! Not to mention that we will be there in the next 10-20 years. Which is entirely appropiate for the themes of the QOA / Slant universe.

Chris Pickens

Re: Slant

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/17/2009

Mary Choy debuts at age three in MARIPOSA, the follow-on to QUANTICO. This book also introduces the first version of a thinker and the earliest form of Therapy. MARIPOSA is coming in November!

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