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On September 28th, a geologist working in Death valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area.

On October 1st, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn't there six months ago....

Something is happening to Planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to consider....

Greg Bear sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction. Since then, he has written some twenty novels. He has won four Nebulas and two Hugos for his SF writing and was awarded the 2006 Robert A. Heinlein Award for outstanding published work in hard science fiction or technical writings inspiring the human exploration of space. Bear is married to Astrid Anderson, and they, and their two children, live near Seattle, Washington.
This novel begins on June 26th with the disappearance of one of the moons of Jupiter. On September 28th, a geologist working in Death Valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area. On October 1st, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn't there six months ago. Something is happening to Planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to consider. With this vast, unsettling, well-written yarn, Bear offers "one of the most striking novels in modern science ficition" (Locus).

"Bear manages to visualize the final cataclysm all too clearly for comfort. [This] is the best end of the world we will see for a long time."John Clute, New Scientist

"[This] is Bear's best novel and is certainly one of the best long works of science fiction I have read this year."San Diego Union-Tribune

"Bear takes a profound and unusual approach to hard SF."Los Angeles Times

"The finest novel of alien invasion since Larry Niven an Jerry Pournelle's Footfall."Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

On September 28th, a geologist working in Death valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area.

On October 1st, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn't there six months ago....

Something is happening to Planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to consider....

Synopsis:

Greg Bear's masterpiece returns to print in a trade paperback edition. This remarkable novel of alien invasion shows off Bear's talents to their full effect: science-fictional extrapolation that is stunningly believable and characters who are real and affecting in their heroism and sacrifice.

About the Author

Greg Bear sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction. Since then, he has written some twenty novels. A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Bear is married to Astrid Anderson, and they, and their two children, live near Seattle, Washington.

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Paul Huppert, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Paul Huppert)
The best hard SF story about first contact with an alien species I've ever read. It's bleak, but very believable.
Greg Bear follows it up nicely with The Anvil of The Stars. Greg Bear is up there with Asimov and Clarke.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765301079
Author:
Bear, Greg
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 in

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Product details 480 pages Tor Books - English 9780765301079 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
On September 28th, a geologist working in Death valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area.

On October 1st, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn't there six months ago....

Something is happening to Planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to consider....

"Synopsis" by , Greg Bear's masterpiece returns to print in a trade paperback edition. This remarkable novel of alien invasion shows off Bear's talents to their full effect: science-fictional extrapolation that is stunningly believable and characters who are real and affecting in their heroism and sacrifice.
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