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Topic: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Richard Stewart
Location: Hobart, Tasmania. Australia
Date: 12/23/2010

Hi Greg,
I remember reading news that along with the first two novels, there was the possibility of a third novel, following on from Forge of God and Anvil of Stars...

Was this just rumour? or had you thought about doing a third novel?

Cheers & Merry Chrismas!
Richard

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/01/2011

Still thinking it over. Thanks, Richard--and happy New Year!

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: James Douglas
Location: London
Date: 01/03/2011

Ooo please do...two of my favourite sci-fi novels and would love to see a third...and a fourth..!! Though I'm not sure I'd be able to stand the wait whilst you would write it!

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: mister bigglesworth
Location: uk
Date: 09/30/2012

Hiya Gregg, I hope you write a Third Book. These two Books have to be two of the Best SciFi Books I have read in a long time. Would there be any chance this story would be made into Movies?

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/31/2012

Thanks, MB! No sequels in the offing for now. But that could change!

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Gerard
Location: London
Date: 02/12/2013

I'm glad to hear you resist writing a third novel simply to cash in on the previous two's success. Both 'Forge & 'Anvil are favourites of mine because of their strong story arc and moral complexity. Holding back until a killer idea strikes is a good move :-)

Ps) I always though the motivations of the Ship of the Law was suspiciously handy. IMMO ;-)

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: John walton
Location:
Date: 04/04/2013

Just finished my seventh read of anvil. By far one of my most favorite books. Character development is great, and the visuals of Wormwood and especially Leviathan really make 'space' come to life more than any other book I've read. The red tree runners and Brothers are especially convincing and strong elements of the story. I love the perspectives at the end, Dawn Treader II's the most probably :-) I really wish for a third, but I kind of enjoy the ambiguity surrounding the Benefactor and other galactic civilizations at the level of this novel. Not sure I would want my questions answered :-) thanks Greg, a real top notch story.

Thx
John

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Brendon Guiznot
Location: Southern California
Date: 07/04/2013

It would be good to know if those evil Bishop headed creatures are gone. It is difficult for me to sleep in this universe without knowing for certain.

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/31/2013

Alas, I suspect a few of them are still out there--hiding in suspicious-looking cinder cones!

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Richard Sullivan
Location: Georgetown, TX
Date: 01/03/2014

Hello Greg, I would like to add my voice to the chorus of all your fans of Anvil of the Stars who are wishing and hoping for a sequel.

I consider you, Peter Hamilton, and Dan Simmons among my favorite authors of Science Fiction. How about a cross-over novel with those authors-that would be mind bending!

I have truly enjoyed your two recent novels of Hull Zero Three and City at the End of Time.

Keep writing, you are much appreciated.

Richard

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/04/2014

Many thanks, Richard! I'm checking the copyedit for a new novel, WAR DOGS, right now--

Appearing in October from Orbit U.S.!

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Stephen Crye
Location: el paso tx earth sol system milky way
Date: 12/07/2014

Hi Greg, nice to see you respond to fans!

I'm re-reading Forge and Anvil, enjoy them more each time. Interesting to note the lack of cell phones back in the early 90s! (As I post thus with my smartphone while waiting for a steak dinner)

I buy and read everything you publish. And I am convinced there is a logical sequel to Anvil in your mind. Let it out..

Steve Crye

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/07/2014

Thanks, Stephen. I don't remember actually owning what we could call a cell phone until the mid-nineties. And to this day, I don't own a smart phone. But soon, perhaps. At least I have a Kindle and an IPad!

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Steve Crye
Location: El Paso TX, USA, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way
Date: 12/11/2014

Until a month ago, I still stubbornly used a flip-phone. I'm glad I finally made the transition, I am more productive and informed with my phablet in my pocket. It is a tool like anything; can be used for good or evil.

Just finished Forge, was even better than I remember. Noticed that Ruben was on Arthur's ark, seemingly before the Lake Erie ark would have had a chance to merge before the destruction. I must have missed something.

Starting on Anvil tonight, will be finished by Sat, then on to War Dogs!

Still hoping for sequel to Anvil... perhaps you could set it way in the future, enough time for a galactcism to have formed? ;-)

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/12/2014

Thanks, Steve! We're working hard on some good news involving FORGE. Stay posted.

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Craig Schumacher
Location: Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia
Date: 12/30/2014

Hello Greg. I think that Forge of God and Anvil of Stars stand together as a very well crafted and sufficient organic whole as it is. Nonetheless, with complete disregard to that sufficiency, I greatly desire that you indeed write a sequel, selfish sod that I am.

You have been one of my favourite SF writers for a long time now, back to when I first read Eon. Love your stuff, please keep it up as long as you enjoy it.

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Randy Sousa
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date: 01/04/2015

This is fantastic news on Forge, it was a great read years ago that still has me enthralled to this day, hopefully your ideas will come to fruition with the series.

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/25/2015

Still enjoying away. Let me know what you think of WAR DOGS and the forthcoming KILLING TITAN!

I would Love a Sequel to Anvil of Stars

From: Jerry L Ricks
Location: Seattle
Date: 04/18/2015

I actually enjoyed that book more than Forge of God.

I loved the mystery and morality elements. The benefactors kept a lot of stuff close to their chests. And the speculative technology applied to space warfare was mind-boggling.

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Frank Erickson
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: 06/07/2015

Greg, I seriously enjoy your work. Especially Forge and Anvil, which I have now read four times.
I would really like to discover what's transpired on Mars and Venus, if there ever were to be any kind of sequel. Imagine what the remnants of Earth look like in the night sky from both "New Earths".I would also like to see Marty come home....
Thanks, Frank

Re: Sequel to Anvil of Stars novel?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/16/2015

Cool idea--an Earth ring!

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