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Topic: The Silentium Standard

From: Kenny
Location: Texas
Date: 04/19/2013

Mr. Bear, thank you for writing such an amazingly good trilogy! I've been a Halo fan for as long as the game has been around, and I'm so glad that you were the one to write the Forerunner trilogy.

The only problem I'm having with these books is that I'm finding it difficult to enjoy reading other books, especially after reading Silentium. Silentium certainly has set the standard, in my opinion. Now I haven't read any of your non-Halo books yet, but I'm wanting to. I'm just not sure where to start.

That being said, have you written any books that are similar to the Forerunner trilogy, especially any that explore mysteries of origins (such as the precursors and their relation to the humans and forerunners)? Thanks for your time, and thanks for writing such great books! Very inspiring stuff!


Re: The Silentium Standard

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/23/2013

Thanks, Kenny! Likely you'll enjoy the EON trilogy (EON, ETERNITY, LEGACY) and THE FORGE OF GOD and its sequel, ANVIL OF STARS, all of which deal with various forms of interstellar travel and conflict.

Other stories with high-tech future conflict include MOVING MARS and the novella HARDFOUGHT. HULL ZERO THREE is a fresh take on generation starships, one of my favorite areas of science fiction!

And I'm currently working on a new trilogy called WAR DOGS, about which more shortly...

Re: The Silentium Standard

From: Kenny
Location: Texas
Date: 04/25/2013

Thank you very much for the recommendations! I had started reading and enjoying THE FORGE OF GOD already, but now I'm wondering if the EON trilogy might be a little more similar to that of Silentium. Oh well, I'll probably end up reading all of them at some point anyway... lol

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