From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego - Normal Heights
Just found out you were there,and were not. The one major external event we went to was a bust.
Being at Con...did you have a chance to catch the Series Finale for Doctor Who. Thematic Simularities to the end of CITY...and sorta points out why I once said the TARDIS would avoid such a state...it would make things worse!
My wife had to watch the finale twice, and I had to reference The Temporal Metaphysics from CITY to explain what was happening to time collapsing in that episode.
At least they didn't call the Cracks in Time "Fractured Eternity"....but it appears to me that the writers for this series of Doctor Who, and the Two hour Finale for David Tennant's tenure as the Doctor...with the theme of the destruction of Time...it's apparent to me that the writers have been reading and inspired by CITY, but being extremely careful NOT to lift to directly.
Oh Greg, that whole thing about MEMORY and TIME and people being reconciled in and out of the time line was such an echo of the same themes in CITY.
This is probably it for me for a while. I barely have time for FB...back to my second full time job of Primary Caregiver...I spent the entire months of April and May with no time to read any books...novels or otherwise. Doris Lessing and Olaf Stapledon finally solved that.
Unfortunately,I don't have any unread Greg Bear laying about.
Hope you had a better time @Con and Con-week than we did.
Exhausted and Angsty in San Diego.
From: Greg Bear
Hello, Mike! We had a good, busy time at Comic-Con, and seem to be heading to NYC Comic-Con this October...
New novel HULL ZERO THREE coming from Orbit this Fall/Winter. HALO FORERUNNERS #1 almost done.
I thoroughly enjoyed the new Doctor Who Season, including the finale. There is a gentle overall touch of CITY there, which I find pleasing. Also catching Moffat's contemporary SHERLOCK HOLMES reboot, which is fun and clever.
I've watched the new Sherlock Holmes too. Very good indeed. And there are enough little references to the Conan Doyle books to enjoy spotting. - I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen them yet but - Like the reference to the "Five Orange Pips" story in episode three. Shame they only made the three episodes. I did see an interview with Steven Moffat last week and he did say they will be making some more. Can't wait. Could be next year though, they (Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss who also plays Mycroft Holmes in the series.) haven't even started writing them yet.