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Topic: Great Book

From: Julian Morales
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: 09/21/2010

Dear Greg Bear,
The first book I read that you wrote was the Forge of God. A well written and emotional book. I was expecting the same from Eon. When I had bought the book, I simply needed something to keep me occupied. As it turned out, I was truly exhilarated and could never sleep without reading that next page. Wow, it really kept me up. I may just be a 13 year old boy but its easy to spot a good book when I see one. Eon had simple story line, but with complex twists and turns. I would would never had imagined a whole civilization within an asteroid, let alone singularities and endless caverns. The intricate descriptions left open ends so that I, the reader, could imagine the setting and personalities of characters. Over the years, I have been intrigued by physics and it limits. My father and grandfather, who is a professor, both enjoy talking to me about relativity and quantum physics. Now that I think about it, I never researched the plausibility of that book, although the Forge of God and Darwin's Radio both had some basis in scientific theory. Iv'e grown to trust you in the scientific aspects of your books. Do you research before you write, or is it that you the concepts beforehand? I admit that some of the content in your is pretty unbelievable. One more question: Why do many of your books' titles have references to god. For example: The Forge of God. I just wanted you to know that your book, Eon, was great. Thanks for reading.
Sincerely, Julian Morales

Re: Great Book

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/02/2010

Thanks, Julian! I do try to keep my science up to the level where actual scientists can enjoy the novels. And I'm researching all the time, one way or the other! Now ask your father and grandfather if they believe a "pi-meter" is possible...

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