Location: North Caldwell NJ
Hi Greg -
I'm a fan of your writing and its been a long time since a book has affected me more than Forge of God. I was in a morose mood for a week while I was reading it (in a good visceral way). I'm sure you get tons of compliments, but its a very moving novel.
Anyway, I eagerly read Anvil of Stars and I couldn't help wondering about the ambiguity of the mothers. I had a sneaking suspicion that they were the same as the planet killers. In a universe with no morality it's kind of hard to say who wears the white hats. Have you ever written anything that elaborates on the ship mothers and their civilization? I heard a rumor about a 3rd book.
Thanks a lot. I'm not a gamer, but I'm looking forward to reading Halo: Cryptum. - Best Regards, Neil
From: Greg Bear
Thanks, Neil! The Mothers are definitely not the Planet Killers - but they've never been completely on the up and up with our kids...
From: Antonio A Holland
Both Forge Of God and Anvil Of Stars where excellent. I was
perplexed by my own realization that if the mothers were the
killers it would have meant the extinction of the human race.
It was a relief to find they were not.
You must return the Kids back to mars so they can liberate
the collective mind of humans that happened over the thousands of years they were gone. The Mars Humans need to know that the killers were destroyed so that they would not perish out of fear of the unknown.(That was fun)
From: Greg Bear
Hmmm... sounds like a sequel to me! Thank, Antonio.