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As an illustrator, Greg Bear's artwork has appeared on GALAXY, FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION and VERTEX and books both hardcover and paperback. Greg was a founding member of ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction Artists. His last professional work of art was the cover of his own novel, PSYCHLONE, in reprint from Tor. (Click photos to see larger image.)

Walker on Crust
Black Hole
Black Hole
ray bradbury
Ray Bradbury:
A Portrait, With Mars
Halloween Kite
Halloween Kite

Psychlone Cover Art

Here’s Greg’s cover art for the 1988 Tor Books reprint of PSYCHLONE. The rough, the final piece, and the printed version.

Psychlone - Draft
Psychlone - Draft
Psychlone - Finished Painting
Psychlone - Final Painting
Psychlone - Book Cover
Psychlone - Printed Cover


Arthur C. Clarke

Greg was a big fan of Arthur C. Clarke and was delighted to meet him a couple of times as well as have a sporadic correspondence. Dr. Karl Anders traveled to Sri Lanka several times and would bring items of exchange between them. Here’s Sir Arthur posing with two of Greg’s books. Greg especially loved the pose of Clarke holding his nose over DINOSAUR SUMMER. One of the things Clarke sent was this first day cover of a Sri Lankan stamp honoring himself.

Arthur C. Clarke with Greg Bear Books
Arthur C. Clarke with Dinosaur Summer
Arthur C. Clarke - Sri Lankan Stamp
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