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Topic: fan mail

From: wendell wilson
Location: graham, N.C.
Date: 04/17/2007

I've never written fan mail before,but here goes...
I grew up reading an earlier generation of SF-
Clarke, Heinlien, Bradbury, Niven, etc...
and I fondly remember the excitment, the sense of discovery and of wonder...
time continued, later writers didn't seem to do much for me..
but then I read Forge of God. Possibly the end-of -the-world novel to end all end-of-the world novels and one of the best, if not the best sci-fi novel I had ever read.
Then I read Queen of Angels. Unequivocally the best science fiction novel ever written.

I've re-read it time and again. Each time, I notice little flaws..

None detracts from the book's perfection.

just wanted to say so. Thanks.

Re: fan mail

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/18/2007

Many thanks, wendell! If you have the time, pass along those little flaws--typos, misprints, etc.--and I'll correct in my e-file. A new edition of ANVIL OF STARS, the sequel to FORGE OF GOD, is coming soon from Tor Books.

Re: fan mail

From: patrick
Date: 04/18/2007

Anything newly-written, or just a more technically-correct volume?

Re: fan mail

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/20/2007

Ah, since I set the type myself for the UK-American editions of ANVIL, it's perfect in every way... And that's the typeset we'll be using for the reprint from Tor. But should you happen to find any errors... ditto on copying them to me!

Re: fan mail

From: James Woody
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: 04/20/2007

Dear Greg,
I honestly don't want to risk starting a flame war on your web site, but after reading through some of the comments made by a particular soldier elsewhere on your site, I heaved a sigh of relief to find out that you ARE NOT a flag-waving Republican yahoo!!!
Thank God!

Keep it coming!!!!

Re: fan mail

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/23/2007

Thanks, James. Our people in the line of fire get my utmost respect, but they surely do deserve more from our leaders!

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