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Topic: Slant

From: Roger Foss
Location: Sitting Down
Date: 09/23/2011

Just finished reading Slant.

Enjoyable, fun read. The business with Jack Giffey led to a payoff that completely blind-sided jaded-reader me. Kudos.

Thanks also for doing something both realistic and entertaining with the 'Utopians remaking the world' trope.

Coupla questions. I've apparently landed myself smack in the middle of a trilogy. While I hunt down the first and last books, would you be good enough to tell me what an INDA is, and what Yox does as entertainment that the other forms do not (and for that matter, the provenance of either/both terms)?

I'm kinda ahint the door when it comes to this sort of thing.

Roger D. Foss

Re: Slant

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/25/2011

Thanks, Roger... INDA as I recall stands for Intelligent Neural Digital Assistant. Yox is colloquial for the high-tech movies of the day, a form of LitVid no doubt adapted for the masses...

Re: Slant

From: Lisa
Location: Los Angeles
Date: 09/25/2011

Greg, any chance of writing a follow-up to Queen of Angels and Slant? QoA is still among my favorite books of all time.

Re: Slant

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/26/2011

No follow-ups as yet, but two prequels! QUANTICO and MARIPOSA lead into both the tech and the politics of QUEEN OF ANGELS and SLANT, and in MARIPOSA, we meet early incarnations of the first Thinker, and hints of what will later become Therapy. (And of course MOVING MARS and HEADS are in the same timestream, but later.)

Re: Slant

From: Lisa
Location: Los Angeles
Date: 09/27/2011

Thanks. That's great news. Looking forward to them!

Re: Slant

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/28/2011

And better yet, they're already available!

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