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Topic: Blogging regularly?

From: Jeff Knapp
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Date: 08/22/2006

Hi Greg. I have been a long time fan of your books. Not only are they very entertaining but, you have a lot to say about what is going on in our world today in your stories. In particular, you have been rather uncannily accurate about a lot of what is happening with today's politics with your Darwin's Radio series. With that in mind, you should really take advantage of this blog format to comment on what is going on in the world today. Based on what I have read in your stories, I suspect your takes on current issues in science, politics, and religion would be very interesting.

Re: Blogging regularly?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/22/2006

Thanks, Jeff! I've been thinking about this quite a lot recently--but for the moment, with a novel under way, venting steam through a blog might relieve pressure on the old fiction factory and reduce output. It's a real possibility in the near future, however.

Re: Blogging regularly?

From: Jeff Knapp
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Date: 08/23/2006

Yeah, it can actually be a lot of work. I started and then faltered on a blog of my own. I really didn't have the time it would take to do the blog justice. I'm not a writer by profession and, it seems, to do a really good blog, you almost have to be one.

With kindest regards,


Re: Blogging regularly?

From: patrick
Date: 08/23/2006

Yeah, what with some of the entries you've posted, and your responses to them, I've gotten the feeling some things are coursing around in you...though I wasn't sure you'd be up for displaying them in the manner suggested above....I mean, Brin is pretty forward on his blog - but he's very tame, kinda sesame street-ish - and Dan Simmons is very intense on his forum - but he kinda comes from the Ellison camp....in any case, I always like to know more of the minds of those whose books I read.

Incidentally, I like the new format - although, it doesn't show posters linked email?

Re: No emails

From: Terran McCanna (Webmaster)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Date: 08/24/2006

Hi Patrick -

I removed the linked emails from the website because I wanted to avoid any privacy concerns people might have that would prevent them from posting.

Of course, you are welcome to add your email address into the body of your message if you would like it to be visible.

Terran McCanna (webmaster@gregbear.com">webmaster@gregbear.com)

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