Yann Martel . I was convinced that Eon was going to be a really good read. It is later determined that the asteroid may have traveled from another time and may be a sort of homemade generation ship for a fleeing civilization. See search results for this author. It is interesting to see a 1980's view of how the US, NATO, China, and the USSR would handle the situation politically (Bear, along with almost everybody alive at the time, does not anticipate the demise of the USSR in 1989); in fact, the tension between the US "owning" the Stone and blocking all but limited access to the USSR and China is pivotal to the plot. It's a book I loved when I was seventeen. I need something from my reading. 2009-05 EARTH ABIDES, George Stewart: Other post-apocalypse novels? He sold his first short story, at the age of 15, to Robert Lowndes's FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION. Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books, spanning thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy, including Blood Music, Eon, The Forge of God, Darwin's Radio, City at the End of Time, and Hull Zero Three. A comforting balm. Greg is the Hugo and Nebula-award winning author of over 30 novels, including EON, BLOOD MUSIC, & HULL ZERO THREE. I started off thinking this was so much better, much more readable and user friendly. Halo: Cryptum è un romanzo di fantascienza scritto da Greg Bear e basato sulla saga di Halo, il primo della cosiddetta "saga dei Precursori". I'm an admitted Greg Bear fan. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I loved this book as a teenager/young adult in the 80's. Eon tells the story of one such asteroid, but this one has a twist. Molecular biologist Kaye Lang's theory--that ancie… Want to Read. A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. Happy birthday, Greg Bear! There was a cluster of these types of books in the late 70's and throughout the 80's. I suspect. The Darwin’s Radio Book Series. But eventually I for one did not really like the amount of this idea that is focused upon in an SF book. I really liked Moving Mars and also Darwin's Radio and they are among my favorites by him to this day. See all formats and … Blood Music by Greg Bear - Goodreads Blood Music [Greg Bear] on Amazon.com. I really liked Moving Mars and also Darwin's Radio and they are among my favorites by him to this day. Short Fiction Series. 46 talking about this. This is science fiction in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke, indeed when an asteroid appears in a nova-like burst of radiation and sails neatly into an orbit round the Earth and Moon, one is instantly reminded of Rendez-vous with Rama, but this artifact is not alien. Songs of Earth and Power: The Complete Series - Kindle edition by Bear, Greg. A much-needed diversion. The Darwin’s Radio series (1999-2003) includes two primary works … Apparently the inside of the asteroid is hollowed out and contains seven chambers wherein lie different "cities" or abandoned settlements. Greg Bear (Author) 4.4 out of 5 stars 121 ratings. I honestly don't know enough math or physics to follow some of what he was talking about, but the basic ideas are pretty mind blowing, which is what good sci-fi should do. Bear is a "hard" sci-fi writer - a lot of science, not so much in the way of character development. His most recent novel is Darwin’s Radio.He has been awarded two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction. This masterful science fiction saga has no equal in contemporary speculative fiction. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Songs of Earth and Power: The Complete Series. The book was initially released in 1993 by Warner Books. In the about part it includes the chapters 1, 2, 10 and 33. Object 00922UU (2015) with Greg Bear Eon also did not have much of the morally contemplative ideas that I usually love to have in any SF title. The Clarke tradition is to take an Idea then build a story round it; this can lead to novels that really don't have a good story or even much of a story at all, for example, Niven's Ringworld. He sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction. The story was inventive and intriguing until the wheels came off at the end. Actually, Bear's characters are developed fairly decently, but his best efforts come in his mind-expanding scientific/philosophical speculation. Very quick and fun. Add to My Books . This was a book with a bit of confusing content in it. Evelyn Waugh . Book 3 of 3: Eon. However, it is not a major part of the story and as a result, I was able to set this aside. Read 89 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Foundation and Chaos book. On second reading, I question why I liked it. He attended San Diego State University (1968–73), where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Add to My Books . Short Fiction. Van”, More reviews on Weighing A Pig Doesn't Fatten It, Goodreads Members Share the Books They've Been Rereading. By A B. Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy, including The Forge of God, Eon, Slant, and the Nebula Award winning novel Moving Mars.. The couple has 2 children named Alexandra and Erik. He's the father of two young writers, Erik and Alexandra. Bear has served on political and scientific action committees and has advised Microsoft Corporation, the U.S. Army, the CIA, Sandia National Laboratories, Callison Architecture, Inc., and other groups and agencies. Bernhard Schlink . Plot. And to add fuel to the fire a mysterious object arrived in our solar system from who knows where that America gets to first and controls access to. ... Greg Bear . Trapped on a mysterious spaceship, the only way to escape is to survive. About Greg Bear. . This is science fiction in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke, indeed when an asteroid appears in a nova-like burst of radiation and sails neatly into an orbit round the Earth and Moon, one is instantly reminded of Rendez-vous with Rama, but this artifact is not alien. Time spent with an old friend. Greg Bear, author of more than twenty-five books that have been translated into seventeen languages, has won science fiction’s highest honors and is considered the natural heir to Arthur C. Clarke. Halo. The Stone, as it's called by the American explorers, has six habitable chambers in a classic O'Neill configuration, and two alarming mysteries. Author Greg married Christina Nielson in the year 1975 and divorced her in the year 1981. Childhood memories and annual traditions. Bear was born in San Diego, California. 2 Brideshead Revisited. 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