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Greg Bear


(Gregory Dale Bear)
USA flag (1951 - )
Son-in-law of Poul Anderson

Greg Bear is one of the world's leading hard SF authors. He sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction.

A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear. They are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandra.
 
Series
Songs of Earth and Power
1. The Infinity Concerto (1984)
2. The Serpent Mage (1986)
Songs of Earth and Power (omnibus) (1992)
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Eon
1. Eon (1985)
2. Eternity (1988)
3. Legacy (1995)
Eon and Eternity (omnibus) (1999)
The Eon Series (omnibus) (2017)
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Queen of Angels
1. Queen of Angels (1990)
2. Heads (1990)
3. Moving Mars (1993)
4. / Slant (1997)
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Quantico
1. Quantico (2005)
2. Mariposa (2009)
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Forerunner Saga
1. Cryptum (2011)
2. Primordium (2012)
3. Silentium (2013)
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Jurassic Park
1. Dangerous Games (2012)
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Anthologies containing stories by Greg Bear
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Short stories
Webster (1973)
A Martian Ricorso (1976)
Mandala (1978)
Scattershot (1978)
The Wind from a Burning Woman [short story] (1978)
The White Horse Child (1979)
If I Die Before I Wake (1980)
Richie By the Sea (1980)
Petra (1982)Nebula Awards (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Schrodinger's Plague (1982)
Blood Music [short story] (1983)Hugo
Nebula Awards
Hardfought [short story] (1983)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards
Dead Run (1985)
Through Road No Whither (1985)
Tangents [short story] (1986)Hugo
Nebula Awards
The Machinaries of Joy (1987)
Sleepside Story [short story] (1988)
Sisters [short story] (1989)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Moving Mars (excerpt) (1993)
Judgment Engine (1995)
The Fall of the House of Escher (1996)


Awards
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1983) : Petra
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1983) : Petra
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1984) : Blood Music [short story]
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1984) : Hardfought [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1984) : Blood Music [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1984) : Hardfought [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1986) : Blood Music
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1986) : Blood Music
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1986) : Blood Music
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1987) : Eon
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1987) : Tangents [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Short Story winner (1987) : Tangents [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1988) : The Forge of God
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1988) : The Forge of God
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1990) : Sisters [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1991) : Queen of Angels
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1991) : Queen of Angels
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1994) : Moving Mars
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1994) : Moving Mars
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1995) : Moving Mars
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1998) : / Slant
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2000) : Darwin's Radio
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2000) : Darwin's Radio
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (2001) : Darwin's Radio
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2003) : Vitals
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2004) : Darwin's Children
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : Darwin's Children
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2009) : City at the End of Time
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : Hull Zero Three
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2012) : Hull Zero Three


Greg Bear recommends
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The Space Merchants (1952)
(Space Merchants, book 1)
C M Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl
"One of Frederik Pohl's best novels - and my personal favourite. Complex people in tough situations on a marvelous and gritty world - who could ask for more from any novel?"
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Ancient of Days (1985)
Michael Bishop
"A marvelous novel - human and amusing and sharp as a razor."
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The Child Garden (1989)
Geoff Ryman
"Science Fiction of a very high order!"
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Requiem (1989)
Robert Heinlein
"86,000 words of Robert Heinlein - never been in book form before. A real treasure for all Robert Heinlein's children."
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Deke! (1994)
Michael Cassutt and Donald K Slayton
"As authentic and enthralling as they come. Deke! gives essebtial insight into both Deke Slayton and the U.S. space program, in Deke's own quiet and matter-of-fact voice."
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Receive the Gift (1997)
(Singers of Nevya, book 3)
Louise Marley
"Marley's knowledge of music and story makes for a stunning combination of talent."
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Vast (1998)
(Nanotech Succession, book 3)
Linda Nagata
"Linda Nagata writes with a clear vision of humanity, science, and the future. Highly recommended."
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Lion's Blood (2002)
(Lion's Blood, book 1)
Steven Barnes
"...magnificent, exciting and beautifully crafted...a passionate and compelling story..."
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What Does a Martian Look Like? (2002)
Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
"A fascinating and useful handbook to both the science and science fiction of extraterrestrial life. Cohen and Stewart are amusing, opinionated, and expert guides. I found it a terrific and informative piece of work-nothing else like it!"
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The Speed of Dark (2002)
Elizabeth Moon
"Absolutely compelling . . . A fine novel! Elizabeth Moon takes us to a part of the human neighborhood that is at once enchanting and heartbreaking."
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Jovian (2003)
Donald Moffitt
"Packed with ideas and the true spirit of high-tech adventure. Excellent!"
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Through Violet Eyes (2004)
(Violet Eyes , book 1)
Stephen Woodworth
"A fast, smart novel, brighter than a meteor and twice as scary. Woodworth provides shocks and thoughts in equal measure!"
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Cusp (2005)
Robert A Metzger
"Cusp is both a page turning thriller and a gold mine of astonishing ideas."
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End in Fire (2005)
Syne Mitchell
"A lean, tense thriller set in a very plausible future. Mitchell is a writer of considerable talent."
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Singularity (2005)
(Archon Sequence, book 1)
Bill DeSmedt
"A swift gripping novel with a goose-pimple mix of scary science and near-future action. An excellent debut from Bill DeSmedt."
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Veracity (2009)
Laura Bynum
"An utterly absorbing and impressive novel of technology, control, and pseudo-morality gone mad. Too close for comfort!"
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The Man in the Tree (2017)
Sage Walker
"Rapid-fire storytelling from start to finish!."
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If Tomorrow Comes (2018)
(Yesterday's Kin, book 2)
Nancy Kress
"Nancy Kress at her best!."

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