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Topic: Unst, Shetland in a Greg Bear Story?

From: Karen Fraser
Location: Shetland
Date: 05/25/2011

One of our Shetland Library customers is looking for a Greg Bear book in which people from Mars land here in Shetland - specifically in the village of Unst. I've been unable to trace this so far. Can you help?
Many thanks from Shetland Library

Re: Unst, Shetland in a Greg Bear Story?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/25/2011

Hello, Karen! I'm not aware of having written this book! any other clues, so we can track down who might have?

Greg

Re: Unst, Shetland in a Greg Bear Story?

From: Ricardo
Location: Encinitas, CA
Date: 08/06/2011

What we need here is a good gate opener ....

Re: Unst, Shetland in a Greg Bear Story?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/25/2011

"Mars Needs Ponies"? Still haven't a clue, sorry!

Re: Unst, Shetland in a Greg Bear Story?

From: Karen Fraser
Location: Shetland
Date: 09/26/2011

Neither do we. Sorry, we were never able to get any more information from the customer. Incidently I mis-typed my original post and Unst is an island, not a village, though they thought the book was set in one of Unst's villages - Baltasound, Uyeasound, Haroldswick maybe...
Many thanks Greg for your attention to this. Mabye someone will come across it yet.

Re: Unst, Shetland in a Greg Bear Story?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/26/2011

I will earmark "Shetland" and "Mars" in my brain and let you know if anything touches both topics! Meanwhile, perhaps someone at the Shetland Astronomical Society might have a clue?

There's a slight possibility the customer is actually thinking of THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS, which takes place in a small UK village... though it is far from certain that Martians are causing all the difficulties there.

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