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Topic: My favorite part of City at the End of Time

From: Brittney Taylor
Location: Arizona, USA
Date: 04/04/2011

I randomly picked one of your books, City at the End of Time, from a bookshelf in my library. I liked the thickness and it seemed okay.

I had thought I was past the point of not being able to comprehend pieces of literature - but this book is so deep and thought-stirring, I was thoroughly confused in the begining, but ultimately grew to love it!!!! It was an amazing read that I will never forget!!!

I have to say, one scene will always stick out in my mind... the part where the armor warns them that they might be following themselves... I forget who, but someone says,

"We're following ourselves?" (or something) and the armor goes, "Unknown." That was so CHILLING and CREEPY and UNIQUE! I loved all the concepts explored in this novel.

You are very talented.

Congratulations on all you have accomplished.

Re: My favorite part of City at the End of Time

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/09/2011

Many thanks, Brittney. Here's to persistence... and to never-ending exploration!

Re: My favorite part of City at the End of Time

From: zrdb
Location:
Date: 05/25/2011

The last book of yours that I completed was City At The End Of Time-it reminded me so much of Arthur C. Clarke's The City And The Stars, and to a lesser degree-Against The Fall of Night. I wonder if the resemblence was intentional (I belive it was)-reading these books when I was a teenager was a magical experiance for me. Your novel brought back pleasant memories.

Re: My favorite part of City at the End of Time

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/30/2011

Thanks! CITY AT THE END OF TIME is definitely homage to Sir Arthur's novel, as well as to William Hope Hodgson's THE NIGHT LAND. Both have interesting similarities--but I do not know if Arthur read the earlier book.

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