The Forge of God by Greg Bear
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....
Hugo Award - Nominee, Nebula Awards - Nominee
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,...
Praise for The Forge of God
“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