The Forge Of God
By Greg Bear
An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.
On July 26, 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 mountain appearing in Australia, sounds emanating from the earth's core, flashes of light among the asteroids-it becomes clear to some that the end is approaching, and there is nothing we can do.
Facing the destruction of all they know, some people turn to God, others to their families, and a few turn to saviors promising escape from a planet being torn apart. Will they make it in time? And who gets left behind to experience the last moments of beauty and chaos on earth?
Greg Bear (1951 - )
Gregory Dale Bear was born in San Francisco in 1951 and is regarded as 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, and began to write full time in 1975, since which time he has produced a body of work of huge significance and influence to the science fiction canon. He is the winner of 5 Nebulas and 2 Hugos, amongst many other awards, and is regarded as one of the natural successors to Olaf Stapledon and Arthur C. Clarke. A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear, daughter of award-winning SF writer, the late Poul Anderson.
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29 Sep 2016
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