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Topic: Only one currently published Greg Bear novel remains to be read

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego - Normal Heights
Date: 10/10/2009

Before Mariposa.

Finished VITALS last night. And like DEADLINES and some of the 21st century elements of CITY AT THE END OF TIME, the "Secret History of Modern Times" was very "Tim Powers"...but Tim Powers without the mystical elements...instead of spooks, speakers and gods, it's some very weird and very probably science.

Half way thru Vitals I realized it wasn't sold or marketted as Science Fiction.

If I hadn't been fighitng an upper respiratory invader this week would have finished the book by Wednesday.

And while coming to the conclusion of the novel I could see it almost being a prequel to QUANTICO and almost easily fitting into the Time line leading to QUEEN OF ANGELS.

Mike

Re: Only one currently published Greg Bear novel remains to be read

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego - Normal Heights
Date: 10/15/2009

Finished Rogue Planet during my Lunch break...first Star Wars Novel (non Adaptation) I have read in 31 years.

Very young adult, almost Juv fiction...quite a different change of pace from VITALS.

I'm stun'd by your range of "voice".

So, I have finally finished doing what I originally intended to do before CITY hit print: ready all of your works that I had missed.

Now it's the waiting game until Mariposa.

Oh...I found the Jedi attitude toward possibility to be somewhat a precursor of the Fate Shifter mind state.

Some point soon I need to graph the arc of your work...was RP written before or after your offering in the Foundation Series Prequel Trilogy?

I am really not UP for Durrell yet...I think I will go read some of your Father in Law's work...which sadly, I haven't read any of Poul's fiction in 35 years...read a chunk at a very early age...

MG

Re: Only one currently published Greg Bear novel remains to be read

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/20/2009

Try OPERATION CHAOS and THREE HEARTS AND THREE LIONS--both bracing, excellent reads.

Re: Only one currently published Greg Bear novel remains to be read

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego - Normal Heights
Date: 10/20/2009

Actually working on THE CORRIDORS OF TIME. Replaced my copy of THREE WORLDS TO CONQUER and got a copy of THE QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS (collection)from Bill's end sale.

I originally bought 3 worlds new. Really need to get a copy of THE CHANGELING, which you mentioned in '84 was a strong influence of your depiction of the SIDHE in THE INFINITY CONCERTO...last time I saw a copy of THAT Poul Anderson Book was in '86.

Will FINALLY pre-order Mariposa on the first...as all current $$$ that isn't spoken for is going toward an All Hallow's Eve Extravaganza.

It's weird, that after a year and a half, nearly two years, there are no published Greg Bear novels unread...and it's like anticipating your next Book, way back in the late 70s...

...and thinking here and now how you might be pulling off the trick to fold the Quantico books into the time line of Queen of Angels.

Mike

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