Top Quotes from Greg Bear

For years, even before 9/11, I’ve been trying to warn that the threat from amateur biolabs will ultimately turn out to be far more troublesome than leakage from military labs – perhaps even more costly and deadly than nuclear terrorism.

Greg Bear

Of all the planets apart from Earth in our solar system, Mars is the most hospitable. Yeah. Right. Better keep my visit short. And yet, despite the discomfort, the danger, I love it here. I love coming back for these imaginary vacations. The sights are amazing.

Greg Bear

It’s been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!

Greg Bear

It’s kind of a misnomer about science fiction that science fiction is about anything other than people. It’s about people doing stuff, sometimes doing extraordinary stuff.

Greg Bear

Working in Isaac’s universe was more of a treat than a challenge.

Greg Bear

Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it’s beautiful, it’s tough, it’s buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It’s covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.

Greg Bear

We’re told another large-scale terrorist attack is inevitable by those people who have committed so many resources to preventing it. They likely know what they’re talking about.

Greg Bear

Science fiction works best when it stimulates debate.

Greg Bear

Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.

Greg Bear