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Topic: Name Error in "Sisters"?

From: E Thomas
Location: Oregon
Date: 04/22/2007

Hello Mr. Bear,

I just recently read "Sisters," in the collection _W^3: Women in Deep Time_ and noticed a naming inconsistency. I was rather surprised by it, since it looks like the second or third time this story has been published, so I would have thought it had been caught by now by some editor or another. It *has* crossed my mind that maybe someone else has already let you know about this error multiple times, and this is a regular "bear" you have to deal with. In case no one has contacted you about it yet, though, I thought I would drop you a line for any further reprints. The supporting character of "Rick Fayette" morphs into "John Fayette" towards the end of the story.

Thanks for writing thoughtful science fiction.

E Thomas

Re: Name Error in

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/23/2007

Thanks! I'll take a look at the story and see what went wrong... then fix it!

Re: Name Error in Sisters?

From: Terran
Location: Winter Park, FL
Date: 04/23/2007

That's nothing - I once read a novel (I believe it was one of Mario Puzo's lesser works) where a minor character of an slim brunette morphed into a curvy blonde!

Re: Name Error in Sisters?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/23/2007

Very clearly transhumanist.

Re: Name Error in

From: patrick
Date: 04/24/2007

No no, he was just aesthetically confused. Shoulda just been a curvy (an thaeck, aye) brunette.

A little help, please?

From: Joakim
Location: Stavanger, Norway.
Date: 05/24/2007

hi!We're some students from norway and we are wondering if we could have your proffesional opinion about how to describe Reena and how she develop during the course of the story in your book "Sisters".


A little help, please?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/28/2007

Sure. Ask your questions and I'll try to answer them.

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