|Artwork by Phil Smith, Museum Curator
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE FICTION
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.
HULL ZERO THREE
"Greg Bear's voice is a resonant, clear chord of quality binding some of the best SF of the 20th Century to the short list of science-savvy, sophisticated, top-notch speculative fiction of the 21st. More than a grace note, Hull Zero Three is a compelling allegro in the growing symphony of Greg Bear's finest work." ~ Dan Simmons
"One of Bear's most thought-provoking and well-crafted novels to date." ~ Booklist
"Bear is one of our greatest science fiction writers." ~ Vernor Vinge
"A lean, mean, supercharged sense-of-wonder engine." ~ Alastair Reynolds
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ABOUT GREG BEAR
Greg Bear is the author of HULL ZERO THREE (Orbit November 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.