The Gurus came in peace, bearing gifts.

They were a highly advanced, interstellar species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. The Gurus warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus from sun to sun, planet to planet, across the cosmos. Pundits have taken to calling them the Antagonists-or Antags-and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they've done for us, the Gurus would now like our help. Continued...

“Stuffed with adrenaline-pumping action and mystifying ambiguity, Bear’s series launch is a tempest of rousing SF adventure with a dash of Peckinpah.” - Publishers Weekly

Artwork by Phil Smith, Museum Curator

Washington, DC

For the past six months, I’ve been working with a team to bring the Museum of Science Fiction to Washington, DC: www.museumofsciencefiction.org

Over three dozen professionals are volunteering on the project: architects, accountants, artists, lawyers, curators, project managers, IT professionals, marketing and visitor experience people, video production and public relations people – just to name a few. Everyone is totally energized about our mission: To create a center of gravity where art and science are powered by imagination.

Until now, we’ve been flying under the radar. We’ve now publically announced our first campaign, and it will be very visible with a lot of national media coverage.


Our fundraising website went live on Monday: www.scificrowdfund.com



Book three in The Forerunner Saga was released on March 19, 2013. It follows Halo: Cryptum and Halo: Primordium which were inspired by the hit Xbox game.

In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood—a horrifying shape-changing parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.

Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and both Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian as she preserves specimens against the dire possibility of Halo extermination.

Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—to prevent an insane evil from dominating the entire universe.

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The Star Trek Concordance
Way back in the 1960s, Bjo Trimble scoped me out as a possible illustrator for THE STAR TREK CONCORDANCE, the first fan encyclopedia based on the show. I was sixteen. She sent me an envelope filled with clippings from the cutting room floor at Desilu, a treasure trove of edits, in-betweens during set-ups, tests for special effects and actor lighting--to use as references for illustrations. I supplied a number of illos for the project--mostly spaceship and exterior scenes. Among my first publications!
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(Posted 12/21/2014)
Arthur Machen Collection At Risk
While libraries around the world face challenges, to be the holder of record for a collection of one of the most interesting writers of the 19th and 20th centuries--Arthur Machen--adds additional weight to the fate of Newport library services. Arthur Machen was a highly influential writer of fantasy and horror, a predecessor to H.P. Lovecraft, much beloved of writers and film-makers throughout the last century, and renowned to this day for his potent mix of Victorian criticism and extraordinary imagination. Many of our bestselling horror writers--including Stephen King and Peter Straub--owe him a debt of gratitude. As well, his translation of the Memoirs of Casanova is regarded as the finest available in English.

I can only hope this collection will remain in a good home, or, if the city council decides to rearrange its libraries, that the Machen collection will be donated to a local university or other facility capable of making the materials available for viewing and reading and scholarship.

Greg Bear

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[Machen Books in Project Gutenberg]
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Portrait of Greg Bear by Astrid Anderson Bear, 2006

Greg Bear is the author of WAR DOGS (Orbit 2014), HULL ZERO THREE (Orbit 2010), CITY AT THE END OF TIME (Del Rey 2009), MARIPOSA (Perseus paperback November 2010), HALO: CRYPTUM, HALO: PRIMORDIUM, and HALO: SILENTIUM (Tor, 2011, 2012, and 2013). He's the father of two young writers, Erik and Alexandra. Greg's wife, Astrid Anderson Bear, has sold her first short story to SAN DIEGO NOIR, in collaboration with Diane Clark.