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Topic: Tooth snout, good name that.

From: Julian
Location: Melbourne
Date: 04/01/2012

Hi Greg,

It's been a few years since I posted, sadly this is because its been a few years since I had a holiday and that is the time I save to enjoy your fine works. No holiday is complete for me without at least one of your books.

This holiday I took with me Hull Zero Three and Halo: Cryptum.

Within the first chapters of Hull Zero Three, in fact it was on reading the line "Tooth snout, good name that" I had to put the book down for a few minutes, look at the sky and just smile. I can't quite explain what it was about that line other than to say it was like meeting up with an old friend. From here the book only got better and took me on another fantastic journey reminiscent of Eon and Forge of God series. I did not want it to end.

I was curious about the references to "Dreamtime" and wondered if they were based on Australian Indigenous writings? There seemd to be a lot of similarities. (BTW there is a great book by A.W. Reed titled "Aboriginal Myths: Tales of the Dreamtime" for some very well researched Australian Dreamtime tales)

Halo: Cryptum was next and quite an extreme from Hull Zero Three - admittedly I was sceptical of a game based story however once again, a couple of chapters and I was hooked. Primordium was ordered immediately after finishing this and I cant wait to get into it - this time I won't be waiting for a holiday to read it!

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you Greg, my holiday was awesome!

Please keep up the great work.


Re: Tooth snout, good name that.

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/07/2012

Good to hear from you, Julian! I have quite a few books on Australian myth and the Dreamtime, and have indeed been influenced. I'll look up the Reed volume. Thanks for that and for the very kind words.

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