Authors > Greg Bear

Greg Bear, author of more than twenty-five books that have been translated into seventeen languages, has won science fiction's highest honors and is considered the natural heir to Arthur C. Clarke. The recipient of two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction, he has been called "the best working writer of hard science fiction" by The Science Fiction Encyclopedia. Many of his novels, such as Darwin's Radio, are considered to be this generations' classics.

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Blood Music

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.

Year: 1985     Genre: CyberpunkHard SF

The Forge of God

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....

Year: 1987     Genre: ApocalpyseHard SF

Foundation and Chaos

Hari Seldon, frail and full of years, is on trial for daring to predict the Empire's fall, and the time has come for the long-anticipated migration to Star's End. But R. Daneel Olivaw, the brilliant robot entrusted with this great mission, has discovered a potential enemy, even deadlier than the figurehead Emperor's brutal minions. One of his own.

Year: 1998     Genre: Science Fiction

Darwin's Radio

Ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans wait like sleeping dragons to wake and infect again--or so molecular biologist Kaye Lang believes. And now it looks as if her controversial theory is in fact chilling reality. Then a major discovery high in the Alps --the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family--reveals a shocking link: something that has slept in our genes for millions of years is waking up.

Year: 1999     Genre: Hard SFVirus Pandemic



Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1984The Infinity ConcertoFantasy, Music, Songs of Earth and Power
1985Blood MusicCyberpunk, Hard SF
1985EonAction & Adventure SF, Alien Contact, Asteroids & Comets, The Way
1986Songs of Earth and Power
The Complete Series
Fantasy, Music, Songs of Earth and Power
1986The Serpent MageFantasy, Songs of Earth and Power
1987The Forge of GodApocalpyse, Hard SF
1988EternityAction & Adventure SF, Hard SF, The Way
1990HeadsHard SF, Quantum Logic
1990Queen of AngelsHard SF, Near Future, Technological Thriller, Quantum Logic
1992Anvil of StarsAction & Adventure SF, Hard SF
1993Moving MarsHard SF, Political SF, Quantum Logic, Mars
1995LegacyAction & Adventure SF, Hard SF, The Way
1997SlantCyberpunk, Quantum Logic
1998Foundation and ChaosScience Fiction, Second Foundation Trilogy
1999Darwin's Radio
In the Next Stage of Evolution, Humans Are History...
Hard SF, Virus Pandemic
2003Darwin's ChildrenHard SF
2005QuanticoMilitary SF, FBI, Terrorist
2010Hull Zero ThreeAction & Adventure SF




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