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Greg Bear

(Gregory Dale Bear)
USA (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)
The Infinity ConcertoThe Serpent MageSongs of Earth and Power
 
Eon
1. Eon (1985)
2. Eternity (1988)
3. Legacy (1995)
Eon and Eternity (omnibus) (1999)
EonEternityLegacyEon and Eternity
 
The Forge of GodAnvil of Stars
 
Queen of Angels
1. Queen of Angels (1990)
2. Heads (1990)
3. Moving Mars (1993)
4. / Slant (1997)
Queen of AngelsHeadsMoving Mars/ Slant
 
Darwin's RadioDarwin's Children
 
Quantico
1. Quantico (2005)
2. Mariposa (2009)
QuanticoMariposa
 
Jurassic Park
1. Dangerous Games (2012)
Dangerous Games
 
Ares Rising
1. War Dogs (2014)
War Dogs
 
Series contributed to
Corona
 
Foundation and Chaos
 
Rogue Planet
 
Halo: CryptumHalo: PrimordiumHalo: Silentium
 
Foreworld Saga (with Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey, E D deBirmingham, Nicole Galland, Cooper Moo, Neal Stephenson and Mark Teppo)
1. The Mongoliad (2012)
The Mongoliad
 
Anthologies edited
New LegendsMultiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds
 
Anthologies containing stories by Greg Bear
AlternitiesNew Dimensions 8Universe 8Universe 9
New Terrors 2Dragons of LightFantasy Annual IIIThe Nebula Awards 19
The First Omni Book of Science FictionThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 13Terrorists of TomorrowNebula Awards 22
Full Spectrum 2A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual CollectionStrange Dreams
The Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1980sIsaac Asimov's WarThe Norton Book of Science FictionNebula Award-Winning Novellas
The Ascent of WonderNanodreamsFar FuturesNebula Awards 30
The Way It Wasn'tHackersVisions of WonderDavid Copperfield's Beyond Imagination
Cyber-KillersA Magic-Lover's Treasury of the FantasticFuture on IceNanotech
Far Horizons
 
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 (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Schrodinger's Plague (1982)
Blood Music [short story] (1983)Hugo
Nebula
Hardfought [short story] (1983)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula
Dead Run (1985)
Through Road No Whither (1985)
Tangents [short story] (1986)Hugo
Nebula
The Machinaries of Joy (1987)
Sleepside Story [short story] (1988)
Sisters [short story] (1989)Nebula (nominee)
Moving Mars (excerpt) (1993)
Judgment Engine (1995)
The Fall of the House of Escher (1996)


Awards
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1983) : Petra
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1983) : Petra
Hugo winner (1984) : Blood Music [short story]
Hugo nominee (1984) : Hardfought [short story]
Nebula winner (1984) : Blood Music [short story]
Nebula winner (1984) : Hardfought [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1986) : Blood Music
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1986) : Blood Music
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1986) : Blood Music
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1987) : Eon
Hugo Best Short story winner (1987) : Tangents [short story]
Nebula Best Short story winner (1987) : Tangents [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1988) : The Forge of God
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1988) : The Forge of God
Nebula 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 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 Best Novel winner (2001) : Darwin's Radio
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : Darwin's Children


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Greg Bear recommends
The Space Merchants
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?"
Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days (1985)
Michael Bishop
"A marvelous novel - human and amusing and sharp as a razor."
The Child Garden
The Child Garden (1989)
Geoff Ryman
"Science Fiction of a very high order!"
Requiem: And Tributes to the Grand Master
Requiem: And Tributes to the Grand Master (1989)
Robert Heinlein
"86,000 words of Robert Heinlein - never been in book form before. A real treasure for all Robert Heinlein's children."
Deke!: An Autobiography
Deke!: An Autobiography (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."
At the City Limits of Fate
At the City Limits of Fate (1996)
Michael Bishop
"All of Bishop's wonders and strengths! A rich and surprising collection."
Receive the Gift
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."
Vast
Vast (1998)
(Nanotech Succession, book 3)
Linda Nagata
"Linda Nagata writes with a clear vision of humanity, science, and the future. Highly recommended."
Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America
Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America (2002)
Steven Barnes
"...magnificent, exciting and beautifully crafted...a passionate and compelling story..."
What Does a Martian Look Like?: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life
What Does a Martian Look Like?: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life (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!"
The Speed of Dark
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."
Jovian
Jovian (2003)
Donald Moffitt
"Packed with ideas and the true spirit of high-tech adventure. Excellent!"
Through Violet Eyes
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!"
Singularity
Singularity (2004)
Bill DeSmedt
"A swift gripping novel with a goose-pimple mix of scary science and near-future action. An excellent debut from Bill DeSmedt."
Cusp
Cusp (2005)
Robert A Metzger
"Cusp is both a page turning thriller and a gold mine of astonishing ideas."
End in Fire
End in Fire (2005)
Syne Mitchell
"A lean, tense thriller set in a very plausible future. Mitchell is a writer of considerable talent."
Veracity
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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