Synopses & Reviews
Greg Bear is one of the greatest science fiction writers of the late twentieth century. He has a powerful voice, combining the intense rationality of science with the intensely passionate characters that can only be created by a writer who loves humanity. Bears novel Moving Mars
won the Nebula Award in 1994, and he did it again, in 2000, with Darwins Radio. He has been honored with Hugo and Nebula nominations for novel-length work eight more times.
But Greg Bears short fiction is even more astounding, as this powerful career retrospective demonstrates. This collection contains Bears earliest published fiction from the late 1960s and early 1970s as well his remarkable award-winning work from the ‘80s and ‘90s—stories like the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella- length version of “Blood Music” and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winner “Tangents.”
This Collection is enhanced by brand-new introductions for each story, commentary, and reminiscences by Greg Bear.
“Greg Bear is one of our very best, and most innovative, speculative writers." —New York Daily News
The definitive short fiction collection of the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Greg Bear is one of the greatest science fiction writers of the late twentieth century. His powerful voice combines the rationality of science with intensely passionate characters that can only be created by a writer who loves humanity. This collection contains Bear's earliest published fiction from the late 1960s and early 1970s as well his remarkable award-winning work from the '80s and '90s, plus all-new introductions written by the author. He's put every story into context for the reader, and provided some wonderful insights into the creative process. In a genre whose borders are shaped and defined by its short fiction, here is a collection from one of its finest practitioners.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Blank Space
A Martian Ricorso
The Middle Distance
The Wind from a Burning Woman
Plague of Conscience
The White Horse Child
Through Road, No Whither
Richie by the Sea
The Fall of the House of Escher
The Way of All Ghosts
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