I just wanted to let you know how much I love your work. You do such an amazing job of spanning the different topics of true "science" fiction. Coming from a physics undergrad background and as a current biomedical researcher/grad student, I love the diversity. However, I especially love all of your biological sci-fi because 1.)there aren't many authors out there that can write an in-depth extrapolation of the possibilities that biology and science gives and 2.)in my opinion, you are the best among those that can.
Thus, I have to ask if you have anymore of this type of book in the pipeline. Blood Music and the two Darwin books are personal favorites of mine. I too would love another sequel to Darwin's.
Also, I was wondering if you could recommend any other authors in that particular genre. I would say that some Michael Crichton books qualify, but I haven't found many other authors that truly take the real science into account. I was just wondering if you had any authors that you liked or that inspire you in the "biological extrapolation" field, as your site puts it.
Thanks for the great books! Please keep them coming.
From: Greg Bear
Thanks, Katie! I do have a fondness for biological sf--in fact, wrote a piece on it for James Gunn's Encylopedia of Science Fiction some years back. Currently, the field is rich with possibilities, too many for me to list without leaving out good names! Let me know whom you find and favor, and we'll pass along your recommendations.
From: Greg Stewart
Location: Columbus, MS
You were way too modest in your reply. You should have also mentioned your stories:
Quantico, Mariposa, Queen of Angels, Slant, and Heads (from the loose series that ends with Moving Mars)
Legacy from your Eon / Eternity series
Which all are great reads and have strong bio-themes or bio-aspects to their stories.
Greg in Mississippi
From: Greg Bear
I blush! But it's always good to have someone else toot the horn.