The Stone was from space–but perhaps not our space. It came from the future–but perhaps not our future. And within the hollowed asteroid was the remains of a vanished civilization. A human civilization. One that tells the history of the Death–incredible catastrophes–just about to occur on Earth.
But in this science fiction series from bestselling author Greg Bear, that’s only the beginning. The Stone will yield a secret that makes even Earth’s survival pale in comparison.
Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy, including The Forge of God, Eon, Slant, and the Nebula Award winning novel Moving Mars. He has also written gaming tie-ins such as Halo: Cryptum, and Hull Zero Three. Awarded two Hugos and five Nebulas for his fiction, he is one of only two authors to win a Nebula in every category. He has been called the "Best working writer of hard science fiction" by The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. His stories have been collected into an omnibus volume by Tor Books, The Best of Greg Bear. Bear has served on political and scientific action committees and has advised Microsoft Corporation, the U.S. Army, the CIA, Sandia National Laboratories, Callison Architecture, Inc., and other groups and agencies. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear and is the father of Erik and Alexandra.