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Bio: Greg Bear, author of 25 books which have been translated into 17 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. He is married to Astrid Anderson, daughter of science fiction great Poul Anderson, and they are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandria. His most recent novel, DARWIN'S RADIO, was published by Random House in 1999.


1. Long [147774 words]Slant by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
2. Very Long [155156 words]Moving Mars by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
3. Long [118054 words]Quantico by Greg Bear [Suspense/Thriller]
4. Long [79523 words]The Venging by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
5. Long [56549 words]Beyond Heaven's River by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
  1. Long [142949 words]Queen of Angels by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
2. Very Long [155830 words]Eon by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
3. Long [101186 words]Dinosaur Summer by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
4. Very Long [155156 words]Moving Mars by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]
5. Long [127455 words]Eternity by Greg Bear [Science Fiction]

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1 Slant
by Greg Bear
  In the second half of the twenty-first century, nanotechnology has transformed every aspect of society. Humans can now change their abilities, their appearance, their very bodies on microscopic level. Advanced psychotherapy seems to have wiped away violence and illness. The world is sane and in balance. However, that balance teeters with the grisly murder of two prostitutes and a series of suicides. Soon, public defender Mary Cho's investigation finds a dark danger lurking in the recesses of th... more info>> (Published: 1997)

Words: 147774 - Reading Time: 422-591 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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2 Moving Mars
by Greg Bear
  Sacrifice, revolution, the promise of freedom. These flood into the life of Casseia Majumdar, daughter of the Binding Multiples. Rebelling against her conservative family, the colonists who occupy Mars, Casseia takes part in the brewing revolution sparked by student protests in the year 2171. Meanwhile, her love life is in a very precarious situation, with her beloved Charles Franklin seeking to merge his mind with the most advanced artificial mind. (Published: 1993) Hugo Award Nominee

Words: 155156 - Reading Time: 443-620 min.
Category: Science Fiction
87 Reader Ratings:
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3 Quantico
by Greg Bear
  The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem has been blown to bits by extremists, and, in retaliation, thousands have died in another major attack on the United States. Now the FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace. A plague targeted to ethnic groups--Jews or Muslims or both--has the potential to wipe out entire populations. But the FBI itself is under political assault. There's a good chance agents William Griffin, Fouad Al-Husam, and Jane Rowland will be part of the last class at Quantico. A... more info>> (Published: 2007)

Words: 118054 - Reading Time: 337-472 min.
Category: Suspense/Thriller
99 Reader Ratings:
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4 Beyond Heaven's River
by Greg Bear
  Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. At first, Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two lovebirds cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Ka... more info>> (Published: 1980)

Words: 56549 - Reading Time: 161-226 min.
Category: Science Fiction
47 Reader Ratings:
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5 Dinosaur Summer
by Greg Bear
  Fifty years after professor Challenger's discovery of the Lost World, America's last dinosaur circus has gone bankrupt, leaving a dozen avisaurs, centrosaurs, ankylosaurs, and one large raptor abandoned. Now a daring expedition plans to do the impossible: return the Jurassic giants to the wild. Two filmmakers, a circus trainer, a journalist, and a young Peter Belzoni must find a way to take the dinosaurs across oceans, continents, rivers, jungles, up a mountain that has been isolated for 70,000 ... more info>> (Published: 1998)

Words: 101186 - Reading Time: 289-404 min.
Category: Science Fiction
6 Reader Ratings:
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6 Eon
by Greg Bear
  Perhaps it wasn't from our time, perhaps it wasn't even from our universe, but the arrival of the 300 kilometer long stone was the answer to humanity's desperate plea to end the threat of nuclear war. Inside the deep recesses of the stone lies Thistledown: the remnants of a human society, versed in English, Russian and Chinese. The artifacts of this familiar people foretell a great Death caused by the ravages of war, but the government and scientists are unable to decide how to use this knowledg... more info>> (Published: 1985)

Words: 155830 - Reading Time: 445-623 min.
Category: Science Fiction
375 Reader Ratings:
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7 Eternity
by Greg Bear
  Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Greg Bear returns to the Earth of his acclaimed novel Eon--a world devastated by nuclear war. The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own.Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth on... more info>> (Published: 1988)

Words: 127455 - Reading Time: 364-509 min.
Category: Science Fiction
35 Reader Ratings:
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8 Hardfought
by Greg Bear
  The Nebula award-winning short story by master SF writer Greg Bear. Humans are engaged in a long war against an advanced alien race, the Senexi, but the possibility for peace may exist thanks to a young girl who learns the enemy's larger role and humanity's opportunity to evolve. (Published: 1983)

Words: 23233 - Reading Time: 66-92 min.
Category: Science Fiction
19 Reader Ratings:
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9 Hegira
by Greg Bear
  The planet Hegira is the universe's melting pot. Hundreds of tribes in dozens of cities intermingle in the vast uncharted territory. The only thing holding the people together are the massive Obelisks, the chronicles of all the truths and falsehoods each tribe has brought to Hegira. Young Bar-Woten is in search of knowledge and he knows the key to the truth about his homeland is contained in the writings of the Obelisks. With his fellow companions, Bar-Woten must travel through Hegira's exotic c... more info>> (Published: 1979)

Words: 60002 - Reading Time: 171-240 min.
Category: Science Fiction
36 Reader Ratings:
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10 Legacy
by Greg Bear
  In this sequel to EON, Greg Bear continues to explore the possibilities presented by the asteroid Thistledown, a remnant of a lost human civilization. The Way is a tunnel through space and time that leads to other worlds, some more like planet Earth than Earth itself. It is perhaps the most formidable discovery in Thistledown and with it come disputes as to the nature of the Way and how it should be used. The Way can be reached only through Axis City, the only space station of Thistledown. The r... more info>> (Published: 1995)

Words: 147761 - Reading Time: 422-591 min.
Category: Science Fiction
173 Reader Ratings:
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11 Mariposa
by Greg Bear
  The world just keeps getting tougher and more complicated. America teeters on the edge of bankruptcy because of crushing foreign debt and an apparent savior, The Talos Corporation, delivers training for soldiers and security forces around the world, logistical support and badly-needed troops economically, but with a hidden cost that's both sinister and disturbing. The three rookie FBI agents who survived the challenges portrayed in Quantico, have gone their separate ways but seem fated to be dra... more info>> (Published: 2009)

Words: 89842 - Reading Time: 256-359 min.
Category: Suspense/Thriller
17 Reader Ratings:
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12 Psychlone
by Greg Bear
  Curiosity may kill Larry Fowler. A scientist from New Mexico, Fowler is hot on the trail of a mysterious phenomenon that is known to freeze animals instantly and can demolish an entire town. Part ghost story, part science fiction, part political treatise, Greg Bear's novel tracks Fowler on his journey to discover the true nature of the Psychlone. (Published: 2004)

Words: 75446 - Reading Time: 215-301 min.
Category: Science Fiction
35 Reader Ratings:
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13 Queen of Angels
by Greg Bear
  In a world of wonders, wealth, and "perfect" mental health, a famous poet commits gruesome murder...why? That crime, that question, leads a policewoman to a jungle of torture and forgotten gods; a writer to the bohemian shadows of a vast city; and a scientist directly into the mind-the nightmare soul-of the psychopath himself... (Published: 1990)

Words: 142949 - Reading Time: 408-571 min.
Category: Science Fiction
13 Reader Ratings:
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14 Sleepside: The Collected Fantasies
by Greg Bear
  Collecting six stories in old paradigms, Sleepside features Greg Bear's outstanding fantasy writing: "Webster," "The White Horse Child," "Sleepside Story," "Dead Run," "Through Road No Whither," and "Petra." This edition also includes the special introduction by the author: "On Losing the Taint of Being a Cannibal." (Published: 2002)

Words: 79955 - Reading Time: 228-319 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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15 Strength of Stones
by Greg Bear
  In a theocratic world far into the future, cities control their own movements and organization. Constantly moving, growing and decaying, taking care of every need their inhabitants might think of, the cities have decided that humans are no longer a necessary part of their architecture, casting them out to wander in the wilderness and eke out a meager subsistence. To the exiled humans, the cities represent a paradisiacal Eden, a reminder of all they cannot attain due to their sinful and unworthy ... more info>> (Published: 1981)

Words: 72248 - Reading Time: 206-288 min.
Category: Science Fiction
70 Reader Ratings:
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16 The Forge of God
by Greg Bear
  On July 26th, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone. On September 28th, Edward Shaw finds an error in the geological records of Death Valley. A cinder cone was left off the map. Could it be new? Or, stranger yet, could it be artificial? The answer may be lying beside it--a dying Guest who brings devastating news for Edward and for Planet Earth. As more unexplained phenomena spring up around the globe--a granite mou... more info>> (Published: 1987)

Words: 126242 - Reading Time: 360-504 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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17 The Venging
by Greg Bear
  This is the first published collection of short stories by one of the foremost voices in science fiction today. This significant volume contains many characters and situations that later evolved into their own novels. "Mandala" features technologically perfect cities that eject their sinful human occupants, a premise that can be found at the root of Bear's later novel, Strength of Stones. In "Hardfought", Bear brilliantly handles the classic science fiction dilemma of human communication with al... more info>> (Published: 1983)

Words: 79523 - Reading Time: 227-318 min.
Category: Science Fiction
58 Reader Ratings:
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18 Women in Deep Time
by Greg Bear
  "Three stories with a common theme: the female psyche, multiplied and divided," says Greg Bear in his introduction to this Women in Deep Time. "There's probably something Jungian in common with all three. At any rate, throughout my writing career (and for whatever reason) I've been fascinated by the feminine voice." Featured in this special collection are "Sisters," "Scattershot," in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in limbo, and the Nebula Award-winning "Hardfought," in which engine... more info>> (Published: 2003)

Words: 47198 - Reading Time: 134-188 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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