Take Back the Sky

Take Back the Sky

War Dogs, Book 3

Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn's moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth and from the Antagonists. Haunted by their dead, the former combatants must now team up with their enemies, forget their indoctrination and their training, and journey far beyond Pluto to the fabled Planet X...



Naked Sun

Isaac Asimov's novel The Naked Sun is an interesting premonition of our present situation of social distancing in viral times. Asimov created the planet Solaria, populated by only 20,000 people, all served on their great estates by robots—and separated from each other in all circumstances except mating. They rarely interact. And to a great extent that's where we are now. Asimov's robot mysteries are among my favorites, and this is an excellent one - a fine variation on the locked-room mystery - but I never imagined I would experience it personally! Our robots, alas, are not in humanoid servant form, but are spread between our homes and cities as vast networks supplying news and entertainment to mostly sessile audiences waiting for an all-clear. Our best wishes to all of you sacrificing society and companionship for the safety of our country—and here's to that time when we'll meet again! Soon, we hope.

Meantime, you might take a look at The Naked Sun, and remember when such things were just speculation!



A sweet and beautiful tale of life in special effects, and a real tribute to some of our favorite people!

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Freeman Dyson

Very sad to hear about the death of Freeman Dyson. It was always a delight to run into him at various events, including VikingCon, where he frequently came to visit his son, George, and grand-daughter. One of the great minds of our time! Our heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends.

[NYT: Freeman Dyson, Visionary Technologist]
Freeman Dyson
And a good pic from Freeman’s visit to the Science Fiction Museum/MOPOP 2006. Neal Stephenson, Donna Shirley, big friend, Greg Bear, and Freeman.

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About Greg Bear

Portrait of Greg Bear by Astrid Anderson Bear, 2006

Greg Bear is the author of KILLING TITAN (Orbit 2015 - sequel to WAR DOGS), 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, and is married to Astrid Anderson Bear, who has written for SAN DIEGO NOIR.

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