About Greg Bear

Portrait of Greg Bear by Astrid Anderson Bear, 2006

Greg Bear (1951-2022) was the author of THE UNFINISHED LAND (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021), KILLING TITAN (Orbit 2015), 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 was the father of two young writers, Chloe and Alexandra, and was married to Astrid Anderson Bear, who has written for SAN DIEGO NOIR.

Greg Bear has written more than thirty novels and five story collections, earning him five Nebulas, two Hugos, two Endeavours, and the Galaxy Award (China). He was one of the original founders of San Diego Comic-Con.

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Rest In Peace
11/20/2022

Greg passed away peacefully yesterday, his hand held by his wife, Astrid. He will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him personally, as well as by countless readers around the world.

Greg Bear
8/20/1951–11/19/2022

[Memorial Articles]

HERV
01/26/2022

An alarming convergence on the topics of virus and retrovirus! Reminds me of early days researching DARWIN’S RADIO… Back when hardly anybody knew what HERV were or what they might do. The alarm is now getting more intense. - Greg

[Sars-CoV-2 spike protein activates human endogenous retroviruses in blood cells]

Jane Hawkins
01/10/2022

Here's to the passing of Jane E. Hawkins, one of our esteemed Clarion West students from the class of '88. We have also lost from this class Mary Rosenblum and Kathy Ann Goonan. As a teacher of that class, I fondly remember them all. It's especially hard for a teacher to lose students, but this class was also taught for a week by Gardner Dozois, and he is gone from us as well. [Continue Reading...]

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