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I've finished Wardogs Trilogy

Posted by Robert Bantin on 09/10/2017

Hi there. I just wanted to say that I finished the War Dogs trilogy in July, and I loved it. Each summer for the last three I've taken my wife and kid to Valle Grand Rey in La Gomera (Google it) and sat on the beach for two weeks reading. For each of these trips I was able to take a War Dogs book with me. I happened across the first War Dogs book at random in a bookshop on the way out. Not really knowing anything about it, I bought it on the basis that is was one of Greg Bear's so I was already on board with his writing style etc. I had no idea I'd be stepping into a series... And so began the pattern for the next two years! My wife and I work very hard, so these short breaks are very important to us. The quality of the writing enhanced these experiences for me, so I would like to say... THANK YOU PS. I am a game developer and think these trilogy should be adapted into a videogame. Just saying.

Re: I've finished Wardogs Trilogy

Posted by Greg Bear on 09/13/2017

Good to hear from you, Robert! I do like stories about how we relate to stories. I remember many vacations and family visits back in my youth that involved clutching paperbacks and losing myself in other worlds... Back in the sixties, for me, it was Edgar Rice Burroughs and Doc Smith and Samuel R. Delany. Think space war would be easy to sell as a game? ;)

Re: I've finished Wardogs Trilogy

Posted by Robert Bantin on 09/13/2017

"Think space war would be easy to sell as a game? ;)" Ha ha indeed... But in all seriousness I think the universe you've created lends itself to a solid linear campaign with pockets of exploration as counterpoint to pockets of conflict. I also think the Human/Antag asymmetry (soldier classes, vehicle classes etc) would make for some very interesting multiplayer scenarios. This would be separate from the solo campaign and made up "unknown Skyrines". Also just imagine going from a match on Mars to a match on Titan. Just my two cents ;-)

Re: I've finished Wardogs Trilogy

Posted by Greg Bear on 09/15/2017

Sounds very intriguing!

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