The Forge of God

Greg Bear

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On September 28th, a geologist working in Death valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area.

On October 1st, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn't there six months ago....

Something is happening to Planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to consider....

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1—
 
September 28-29
 
 
Camped beside the mountain that should not have been there, wrapped in cold desert darkness, Edward Shaw could not sleep. He heard steady breathing from the still forms of his two companions, and marveled at their ease.
He had written in his notebook:
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The mound is approximately five hundred meters long and half as wide, perhaps a hundred meters high, (apparently) the basaltic cinder cone of a dead volcano, covered with boulder- and cobble-sized chunks of dark black scoria and surrounded by fine white quartz sand.

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It is the best end of the world we will see for a long time." --John Clute, New Scientist

"Bear's best novel and is certainly one of the best long works of science fiction I have read this year." --San Diego Union

"Bear takes a profound and unusual approach to hard SF." --Los Angeles Times

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Greg Bear

Greg Bear sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction. Since then, he has written some twenty novels. A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Bear is married to Astrid Anderson, and they, and their two children, live near Seattle, Washington.

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The Forge of God
Greg Bear

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Hugo Award - Nominee, Nebula Awards - Nominee

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2001
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ISBN: 9780765301079
ISBN10: 0765301075
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages
$19.99
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