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Greg Bear

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Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy, including Blood Music, Darwin’s Radio, City at the End of Time, Mariposa, and Hull Zero Three. His most recent novel, Killing Titan, was released in 2015. Although he has also illustrated both hardcover and paperback novels, he devotes his talents almost exclusively to writing.

Greg has lectured around the world on literary, scientific, and technological subjects. He has served on political and scientific action committees and has advised Microsoft Corporation, Xbox, the U.S. Army, Sandia National Laboratories, Callison Architecture, Inc., Homeland Security, and other groups and agencies.

Between 1983 and 1999, he served on the Citizens Advisory Council on National Space Policy, a private group organized by Jerry Pournelle, James Ransom, and Larry Niven, consisting of scientists, military specialists, space scientists and engineers, astronauts, and writers. The group contributed substantially to the end of the Cold War and advised NASA on the future of commercial space.

In the late 1960s, Greg helped found the San Diego Comic-Con with a group of high school friends and local fans. He served on the committee for a number of years. Today, Comic-Con is a totemic multimedia extravaganza drawing more than 120,000 attendees yearly. He also helped found the Association of Science Fiction Artists.