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Greg Bear - Author

About the Author

Born in 1951, Greg Bear published his first short story sixteen years later. His first novel was published in 1979, and his most famous novels, Blood Music and Eon, emerged during the eighties and have now become established classics. He is the multiple Nebula and Hugo award-winning author whose works are celebrated for their vision, intensity and drama. Other novels include Darwin's Radio, Moving Mars, Queen of Angels, Eternity and The Forge of God.

Featured books by Greg Bear

Take Back the Sky

Take Back the Sky

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2017

Same war. Different enemy. First it was Mars, then Titan - the battlefield changed but the war remained the same. Until now. Master Sergeant Michael Venn and his soldiers now know the truth about what the supposedly benevolent Gurus are really doing in our solar system. A truth both Earth and the alien Antagonists are intent on wiping out.

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Other books by Greg Bear

War Dogs

War Dogs

Author: Greg Bear Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

AN EPIC INTERSTELLAR TALE OF WAR FROM A MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION. One more tour on the red. Maybe my last. They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back. It was a very big shoe, completely slathered in crap. They had been hounded by mortal enemies from sun to sun, planet to planet, and were now stretched thin -- and they needed our help. And so our first bill came due. Skyrines like me were volunteered to pay the price. As always. These enemies were already inside our solar system and were moving to establish a beachhead, but not on Earth. On Mars.

Quantico

Quantico

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2014

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem has been blown to bits by extremists, and, in retaliation, thousands have died in another major attack on the United States. Now the FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace. A plague targeted to ethnic groups--Jews or Muslims or both--has the potential to wipe out entire populations. But the FBI itself is under political assault. There's a good chance agents William Griffin, Fouad Al-Husam, and Jane Rowland will be part of the last class at Quantico. As the young agents hunt a brilliant homegrown terrorist, they join forces with veteran bio-terror expert Rebecca Rose. But the plot they uncover--and the man they chase--prove to be far more complex than anyone expects.

Queen of Angels

Queen of Angels

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Hugo Award Finalist: A near-future novel of artificial intelligence, human nature, and mass murder that succeeds on virtually every level (The New York Times Book Review). In Los Angeles in 2047, advances in the science of psychology have made crime a rare occurrence. So it's utterly shocking when eight bodies are detected in an apartment, and not long afterward the perpetrator is revealed as well: noted poet Emmanuel Goldsmith. The LAPD's Mary Choy-who has had both her appearance and her police work enhanced by nanotechnology-is tasked with arresting the killer, while psychotherapy pioneer Martin Burke prepares to explore his mind. Meanwhile, Goldsmith's good friend and fellow writer reels at the news-while, far from all of them, a space probe makes a startling discovery. This excellent novel about technology, identity, and the nature of consciousness is a thought-provoking stunner by the Nebula Award-winning author of the Eon series and the Forerunner Saga (Chicago Tribune).

Anvil of Stars

Anvil of Stars

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

The provocative and entertaining follow-up to The Forge of God: Exiled from their planet, humans unite with one alien race in the fight against another (Publishers Weekly). The Ship of the Law travels the infinite enormity of space, carrying eighty-two young people: fighters, strategists, scientists-and children. After one alien culture destroyed their home, another offered the opportunity for revenge in the form of a starship built from fragments of the Earth's corpse, a ship they now use to scour the universe in search of their enemy. Working with sophisticated nonhuman technologies that need new thinking to comprehend them, they're cut off forever from the people they left behind. Denied information, they live within a complex system that is both obedient and beyond their control. They're frightened. And they're waging war against entities whose technologies are unimaginably advanced and vast, and whose psychology is ultimately, unknowably alien. In Anvil of Stars, the multimillion-selling, Nebula Award-winning author of Eon and other science fiction masterpieces fashions an action-packed and often thrilling plot; by using each of the well-depicted alien races to mirror human behavior, he defines what it means to be Homo sapiens. . . . A gripping story (Publishers Weekly).

Sleepside The Collected Fantasies

Sleepside The Collected Fantasies

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Collecting six stories in old paradigms, Sleepside features Greg Bear's outstanding fantasy writing: Webster, The White Horse Child, Sleepside Story, Dead Run, Through Road No Whither, and the Nebula Award finalist Petra. This edition also includes the special introduction by the author: On Losing the Taint of Being a Cannibal.

Hegira

Hegira

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

The planet Hegira is the universe's melting pot. Hundreds of tribes in dozens of cities intermingle in the vast uncharted territory. The only thing holding the people together are the massive Obelisks, the chronicles of all the truths and falsehoods each tribe has brought to Hegira. Young Bar-Woten is in search of knowledge and he knows the key to the truth about his homeland is contained in the writings of the Obelisks. With his fellow companions, Bar-Woten must travel through Hegira's exotic cities to discover the lies within the words of thousands.

Dinosaur Summer

Dinosaur Summer

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Fifty years after Professor Challenger's discovery of the Lost World, America's last dinosaur circus has gone bankrupt, leaving a dozen avisaurs, centrosaurs, ankylosaurs, and one large raptor abandoned. Now a daring expedition plans to do the impossible: return the Jurassic giants to the wild. Two filmmakers, a circus trainer, a journalist, and a young Peter Belzoni must find a way to take the dinosaurs across oceans, continents, rivers, jungles, up a mountain that has been isolated for seventy thousand years . . . Then, if they make it, all they will do is face the prehistoric wonders, dangers, and terrors of the Lost World.

Women in Deep Time Stories

Women in Deep Time Stories

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Three stories with a common theme: the female psyche, multiplied and divided, says Greg Bear in his introduction to Women in Deep Time. There's probably something Jungian in common with all three. At any rate, throughout my writing career (and for whatever reason) I've been fascinated by the feminine voice. Featured in this special collection are Sisters, Nebula Award finalist Scattershot, in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in limbo, and the Nebula Award-winning Hardfought, in which engineered warriors redefine humanity.

The Venging Stories

The Venging Stories

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Hailed by readers and critics alike, The Venging has been described as an excellent collection and its author praised as one of the freshest writers to break into the science fiction field in many a year. This is the first published collection of short stories by one of the foremost voices in science fiction today. This significant volume contains many characters and situations that later evolved into their own novels. Mandala features technologically perfect cities that eject their sinful human occupants, a premise that can be found at the root of Bear's later novel, Strength of Stones. In Hardfought, Bear brilliantly handles the classic science fiction dilemma of human communication with aliens. Other stories include The Wind From a Burning Woman in which a woman holds the world hostage by controlling a giant asteroid; Scattershot, in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in an undefined limbo space; and the Nebula Award finalist Petra, a story of a world where chaos rules, stone moves, and the mind controls reality.

Beyond Heaven's River

Beyond Heaven's River

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two lovebirds cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Kawashita and why.

Blood Music

Blood Music

Author: Greg Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2014

Nebula Award Finalist: A genetic engineering breakthrough may portend the destruction of humanity in this cyberpunk novel by the author of The Forge of God. This Hugo and Nebula Award finalist follows present-day events in which the fears concerning the nuclear annihilation of the world subsided after the Cold War and the fear of chemical warfare spilled over into the empty void it left behind. An amazing breakthrough in genetic engineering made by Vergil Ulam is considered too dangerous for further research, but rather than destroy his work, he injects himself with his creation and walks out of his lab, unaware of just how his actions will change the world. Author Greg Bear's treatment of the traditional tale of scientific hubris is both suspenseful and a compelling portrait of a new intelligence emerging amongst us, irrevocably changing our world.

Beyond Heaven's River

Beyond Heaven's River

Author: Greg Bear Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2014

Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two lovebirds cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Kawashita and why.

Anvil of Stars

Anvil of Stars

Author: Greg Bear Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2014

The ';provocative and entertaining follow-up' to The Forge of God: Exiled from their planet, humans unite with one alien race in the fight against another (Publishers Weekly). The Ship of the Law travels the infinite enormity of space, carrying eighty-two young people: fighters, strategists, scientistsand children. After one alien culture destroyed their home, another offered the opportunity for revenge in the form of a starship built from fragments of the Earth's corpse, a ship they now use to scour the universe in search of their enemy. Working with sophisticated nonhuman technologies that need new thinking to comprehend them, they're cut off forever from the people they left behind. Denied information, they live within a complex system that is both obedient and beyond their control. They're frightened. And they're waging war against entities whose technologies are unimaginably advanced and vast, and whose psychology is ultimately, unknowably alien. In Anvil of Stars, the multimillion-selling, Nebula Awardwinning author of Eon and other science fiction masterpieces ';fashions an action-packed and often thrilling plot; by using each of the well-depicted alien races to mirror human behavior, he defines what it means to be Homo sapiens. ... A gripping story' (Publishers Weekly).

Sleepside

Sleepside

Author: Greg Bear Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2014

Collecting six stories in old paradigms, Sleepside features Greg Bear's outstanding fantasy writing: ';Webster,' ';The White Horse Child,' ';Sleepside Story,' ';Dead Run,' ';Through Road No Whither,' and the Nebula Award finalist ';Petra.' This edition also includes the special introduction by the author: ';On Losing the Taint of Being a Cannibal.

Women in Deep Time

Women in Deep Time

Author: Greg Bear Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

';Three stories with a common theme: the female psyche, multiplied and divided,' says Greg Bear in his introduction to Women in Deep Time. ';There's probably something Jungian in common with all three. At any rate, throughout my writing career (and for whatever reason) I've been fascinated by the feminine voice.' Featured in this special collection are ';Sisters,' Nebula Award finalist ';Scattershot,' in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in limbo, and the Nebula Awardwinning ';Hardfought,' in which engineered warriors redefine humanity.

Venging

Venging

Author: Greg Bear Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

Hailed by readers and critics alike, The Venging has been described as an ';excellent collection' and its author praised as ';one of the freshest writers to break into the science fiction field in many a year.' This is the first published collection of short stories by one of the foremost voices in science fiction today. This significant volume contains many characters and situations that later evolved into their own novels. ';Mandala' features technologically perfect cities that eject their sinful human occupants, a premise that can be found at the root of Bear's later novel, Strength of Stones. In ';Hardfought,' Bear brilliantly handles the classic science fiction dilemma of human communication with aliens. Other stories include ';The Wind From a Burning Woman' in which a woman holds the world hostage by controlling a giant asteroid; ';Scattershot,' in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in an undefined limbo space; and the Nebula Award finalist ';Petra,' a story of a world where chaos rules, stone moves, and the mind controls reality.

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