I am a huge scifi fan, and a voracious reader. I have read several hundred novels and I have to say, your work stands out as by far my favourites go.
Azimov and Clarke, Bradbury, Welles, Verne are where all should start in scifi reading, then move to the likes of Niven, Pohl, Anderson, Card, etc. But when you become an experienced scifi consumer, in search of more. In search of depth and research and character development. When your mind has opened to the limitless possibilities of the universe, when you need to move to the final level, you read Bear.
My compliments, respect, and thanks. Thank you for taking me to the far reaches of the universe and beyond.
The Real Tachyon
From: Greg Bear
Thanks, Tachyon! It's a great community of inspiration to grow up in.