Moving Mars (Queen of Angels #3)
MOVING MARS concerns a rebellion of the people of Mars against a hostile government on Earth. Central to this event is the discovery of a small team of Martian scientists that space-time is malleable and objects can be easi ...more
I tend to prefer minimalist scifi, where everything flows from a few premises about future technology or society. MOVING MARS, on the other hand, ...more
Unfortunately for me, Mr. Bear takes a long time setting up and developing his characters and the socio-political background for his Mars colony. If that's your cuppa, you'll probably love it.
If, like me, that just doesn't interest you, ...more
Maybe it's two books in an awkward dance, with author Greg Bear unable to tweak the pacing enough to bring more balance to the novel.
Don't get me wrong - when this book is good, it is VERY VERY GOOD! One of the finest books you'll read.
But when it's boring, it's several hundred pages of boredom. And unfortunately, the dull parts occur fairly early. I wonder how many people gave up on thi ...more
If you want to read a good M ...more
The "tell don't show" style of the author really detracted from my enjoyment of the story. The first part of the story seemed like a list of barely related events. The main character, who wasn't the most interesting person in the story by far, always seemed to be irritated about something. It was rarely clear what she had to be so mad about.
This same story told in third person about the main scientist in a more detaile ...more
Well, very badly. Let's start with the style. Maybe Greg Bear never heard of "show, don't tell", or maybe he decided to use it on the important stuff like the main heroine's teen dramas, but not on, you know, the history, politics and important events. We don't get news reports, we get to read what Greg Bear is telling us is happening.
And even this tellin ...more
If you're interested in Bear I recommend Slant.
2) '''Earth is really something,' Orianna said with a wonderfully languid blink. 'I see it a lot more clearly now that I've been to Mars.'''
3) ''The Moon hung clean si ...more
The story follo ...more
I was mesmerized by the far thinking plot of political struggle of the Martians as they try to seperate themselves from the domination of the Earth/Moon system. It actually made for good "continuation" of Robinsons colonization trilogy, because when we meet t...more
A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear. He is the son-in-law of Poul Anderson. They are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandra.