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Topic: Axel Price/Eric Prince...coincidence? I think not.

From: dave stahl
Location: san jose, ca
Date: 01/19/2011

Hi Greg,

I've been a fan of your books for many years, for both details and stories. I just finished listening to "Mariposa" on audio CD while driving around for my work as a piano tuner in the greater SF Bay Area. I really enjoyed it. The connections to today's events--the Giffords shooting in AZ come immediately to mind--showed a great deal of vision on your part.

The whole Talos/Axel Price thing was on the mark in terms of the dangers of privatizing security, war, and basically everything. It's like Blackwater/Halliburton on steroids. And I thought the portrayal of government agents as honest people who are trying to do the right thing was a much needed boost for people who are getting so much bad press these days.

I hope more of your books get made into films. I'm still waiting for "Forge of God," though it may be a long and fruitless wait.

Keep up the great work!

Dave Stahl

Re: Axel Price/Eric Prince...coincidence? I think not.

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/22/2011

Thanks, Dave -- There are a lot of hidden "keys" in MARIPOSA and in QUANTICO, but Axel Price as a name simply sounds like a decent Bond villain, no?

Re: Axel Price/Eric Prince...coincidence? I think not.

From: dave stahl
Location: san jose, ca
Date: 01/22/2011

Hi Greg,

Yes, indeed....but now I see where the chief of the former Blackwater is training soldiers to combat Somali pirates. You certainly have a shrewd eye for future current events.

Thanks for your great work!

Dave Stahl

Re: Axel Price/Eric Prince...coincidence? I think not.

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/23/2011

Security gigs are like show business. You go wherever the audience needs your talents.

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