From: Vicktor Russell
Location: Avondale, AZ, USA
Hello Mr. Bear, I am doing a senior research paper on Isaac Asimov. I recently came across a source in which you and two other men discussed Asimov's work. I thought it was a pretty helpful resource, but I have a few questions that provided are responded to quickly enough I can use, with your permission of course, to prove my thesis of Asimov's foundation series effecting even today's daily life. My questions are: when writing the forerunner books (which I am a huge fan of) did you see many resemblances from Asimov's foundation series and in halo? When writing the forerunner books did your past experience with Asimov's books influence your writing of the forerunner books? Would you say that today's society has been affected by Asimov's foundation series and in what ways could you say? I would thank you kindly for telling to my questions as soon as you can, please and thank you so much.
From: Greg Bear
Hello, Viktor-- Check out my own excursion in Isaac's universe, FOUNDATION AND CHAOS. I've said often that the Foundation galaxy is so huge that it could encompass many other story lines. And no one writing science fiction today escapes Isaac's influence!