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Topic: I have read several of your books...

From: John G. Brown
Location: Tamuning, Guam USA
Date: 11/29/2006

Sir,

I have read 'Darwin's Radio' and the 'Eon' series of books as well as 'Anvil of the Stars' and its sequel. Of all the works I have read by you, the 'Eon' series stands out as one of the most imaginative and breathtaking that I have ever read. I am enthralled by the infinite possibilities of The Way.
I have been rereading that series and have discovered things that I didn't realize the first time. I have read many books and have written a few short stories and would also like one day to write a book about time travel from an aspect that has yet to be discussed. At any rate, I consider books to be well written if i read them more than once. Yours are most enjoyable and I thank you.

Take care,

John G. Brown
TSA Guam USA

Re: I have read several of your books...

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/29/2006

Many thanks, John! In some respects, CITY AT THE END OF TIME--currently in progress--stretches a bit farther out than EON... I'm looking forward to your reaction. Last time I stopped in Guam was on a flight to the Philippines in the 1950s! If I remember correctly, we also stopped in Hawaii... Before the days of big jets and nonstop.

Re: I have read several of your books...

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 11/29/2006

You was just a little tyke, then, Greg.

Re: I have read several of your books...

From: Michael Pine
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Austrlia
Date: 11/29/2006

Greg,

City At The End Of Time, Do you actually have a date when that is going to be released or is it one of those when it is ready cases :)

Waiting in much anticipation.

Re: I have read several of your books...

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/29/2006

About six!

Re: I have read several of your books...

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/29/2006

No date set yet--possibly end of 2007, early 2008. We do have Orion on board as our UK publisher. I hope to finish it soon in rough draft...

Re: I have read several of your books...

From: Donnie
Location: California
Date: 12/01/2006

Mr. Bear, Darwins Radio and Darwins Children were sci fi fantasy at is best in my opinion. I would like to point out however that some of us tight ass republicans actually believe in evolution. I myself believe that a vast number of descent humans today evolved from democrats. Derivative of a sleeper virus most likely. A virus that can be witnessed constantly effecting most democrats. Just a tad bit offened by your political attacks as you can see. I thoroughly enjoyed your books however. Please keep em coming.

Re: I have read several of your books...

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/01/2006

Thanks for you kind words, Donnie! And for your gentle chiding--which is always welcome on this blog.

You may have noted that I'm not a hardliner on some evolutionary principles--such as random variation. Nor am I a hardliner on political parties, as anyone would know who's read my previous books. (The wayward president in THE FORGE OF GOD is a Democrat.) And both parties come in for some sharp invective in QUANTICO. But my most basic principle is that anyone who's been in power too long, starts to stink. And anyone who plans to keep our system a one-party system forever and ever and ever--and turns national tragedy into political fodder, meant to last forever and ever and ever--needs to spend some hard time in the ol' woodshed. Believe me, Donnie, the Democrats are now getting the same skeptical eye I deliver to the Republicans when they act like horse's asses. They better do right by our country, or I'll let them know about it! (And you let me know when I screw up. Deal?)

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