WAR DOGS

AN EPIC INTERSTELLAR TALE OF WAR FROM A MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION.

The Gurus came in peace, bearing gifts.

They were a highly advanced, interstellar species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. The Gurus warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus from sun to sun, planet to planet, across the cosmos. Pundits have taken to calling them the Antagonists-or Antags-and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they've done for us, the Gurus would now like our help. Continued...

“Stuffed with adrenaline-pumping action and mystifying ambiguity, Bear’s series launch is a tempest of rousing SF adventure with a dash of Peckinpah.” - Publishers Weekly


Artwork by Phil Smith, Museum Curator

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE FICTION
Washington, DC

For the past six months, I’ve been working with a team to bring the Museum of Science Fiction to Washington, DC: www.museumofsciencefiction.org

Over three dozen professionals are volunteering on the project: architects, accountants, artists, lawyers, curators, project managers, IT professionals, marketing and visitor experience people, video production and public relations people – just to name a few. Everyone is totally energized about our mission: To create a center of gravity where art and science are powered by imagination.

Until now, we’ve been flying under the radar. We’ve now publically announced our first campaign, and it will be very visible with a lot of national media coverage.

 

Our fundraising website went live on Monday: www.scificrowdfund.com

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HALO: SILENTIUM

Book three in The Forerunner Saga was released on March 19, 2013. It follows Halo: Cryptum and Halo: Primordium which were inspired by the hit Xbox game.

In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood—a horrifying shape-changing parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.

Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and both Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian as she preserves specimens against the dire possibility of Halo extermination.

Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—to prevent an insane evil from dominating the entire universe.

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NEWS

Congratulations to the New Horizons team for the fantastic unveiling of Pluto!
[New Horizons Link]
As we explore the cold, dusty reaches that stretch far beyond Neptune, there are likely to be many surprises--and Pluto has already proven to be a fascinating object. I still like to think of it as a planet, but that may be because of the legend of Clyde Tombaugh, some of whose ashes are now out there on the spacecraft. We met Mr. Tombaugh at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the Voyager missions in 1980, (photo of Mr. Tombaugh in Von Karman auditorium, credit Astrid Anderson) and the story of his close scrutiny of star plates at the Lowell observatory, of Percival Lowells suggestion that there might be another world out there, and Tombaugh;s subsequent discovery of a wandering star--the last planet!--sticks with me as one of the great science stories of our time. He was twenty-three at the time. So heres a look back, and a look ahead--to the Kuiper belt, the Oort cloud, dwarf planets, distant comets, and all the wonders of interstellar space!

(Discovery of Pluto set H.P. Lovecrafts imagination soaring, and he identified his fictional planet Yuggoth (in The Whisperer in Darkness) with this new outer world There, the Mi Go mine a mysterious mineral called Tokl, and avoid a hideous entity that sometimes rises out of a pit... none of which has yet been confirmed by New Horizons! Stanton A. Coblentz was the first writer to publish a story incorporating Pluto, and he was soon followed by Stanley G. Weinbaum, Edward E. Doc Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, and Kim Stanley Robinson--among many others.) [Pluto In Fiction]
(Posted 07/14/2015)


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ABOUT GREG BEAR

Portrait of Greg Bear by Astrid Anderson Bear, 2006

Greg Bear is the author of WAR DOGS (Orbit 2014), HULL ZERO THREE (Orbit 2010), CITY AT THE END OF TIME (Del Rey 2009), MARIPOSA (Perseus paperback November 2010), HALO: CRYPTUM, HALO: PRIMORDIUM, and HALO: SILENTIUM (Tor, 2011, 2012, and 2013). He's the father of two young writers, Erik and Alexandra. Greg's wife, Astrid Anderson Bear, has sold her first short story to SAN DIEGO NOIR, in collaboration with Diane Clark.