From: Stephanie Baker Nicholson
Location: St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Dear Mr Bear
I have very much enjoyed your work over the years ('Blood Music' still gives me the chills thinking about it); but (to my shame) I have only just discovered 'The Forge of God' and should finish it tonight. It is one of the best, most thought-provoking and interesting books I have read in years.
From: Greg Bear
Good to hear! Thanks, Stephanie. Did you read the new electronic version or a paper version?
From: Dave Saunders
Location: Corby, Northamptonshire, England
I hope you found the final throws of the dying Earth as intensely moving as I did. Not only is this my favourite series of books by Greg, but FoG is one of my favourite books, period.
Greg manages to capture the human spirit like no other sci-fi author I've read. Eon and Eternity are good examples of this, where Greg employs a fantastic concept and handles it masterfully, as seen through the eye of humanity, warts and all.
There was talk of a movie script of FoG a few years back, but it's been as long since I posted on Greg's site (sorry Greg, been very busy) so I'm in the dark regarding any progress. I'm not sure many movie studios would consider it a goer now anyway, what with movies such as The Core, The Day After Tomorrow and more recently, 2012 (a terrible movie IMO) all touching on aspects of FoG's plot, albeit without any reference to aliens.
From: Larry Reeve
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
I have just completed a rereading of Forge and Anvil and I can't thank you enough for writing them. Forge in particular is one of the most haunting tales I've read. It is one of those books that affects my mood for a long time after.
FYI: This reading of the books was on a Kindle. But I have an old SF Book Club edition of Forge and a paperback of Anvil in case of battery failure.
From: Greg Bear
Many thanks, Larry! Kindle edition of FORGE OF GOD just arrived a couple of months ago. More eReads editions to come!