Meanwhile, perhaps someone at the Shetland Astronomical Society might have a clue? Dear Mr. Bear Reading Quantico. Great, by the way, as always Starting Chapter The very beggining. Did you just guessed it? I mean replace Saudi Arabia with Lybia and here we go. Are you a prophet :- Even Russian "initial tacit support" is right on the money. Or am I missing something?
When did you right the book and how could you have foreseen things so accurately? Bravo, Mr.
Whether or not the poem is altogether in the finished state that Lucretius would have wanted, its six-book structure is itself clearly a carefully planned one. Do you know that you move? Therefore, everything can be doubted, but not the mind. This can happen with an academic paper or a thoughtful review, but it feels more immediate when it is a direct query. Fewer people realize there was a fifth element as well, in its own way more important than the other four.
My best regards. Vitaly Sorokin.
Don't tell anybody about my time-reversed subscription to the New York Times! Bear I loved the first forerunner book. Is the next book going to be about the forerunner flood war and second roughly what year in the timeline is the first book set in.
Thanks, Joshua. Roughly , years B. All the books will be tight-packed for their core chronologies. I hate to be a pest, but I still cannot buy your book kindle book on amazon as a Canadian customer. It is available to us customers. Is this a printer vs amazon thing. I have commented on this in the past. PS amazon were no help Thanks Your avid fan Greg.
Heck, I was in New York yesterday and the day before and neglected to ask about this. Still a curious situation, Greg. It is your friendly neighborhood pest From Canada Thanks for your patience Your loyal fan Puzzling indeed! There may be a jam up in e-publication rights, but I really do not know the answer. Bear, I found Halo Cryptum to be utterly fascinating and the first person pov, was what made it great.
It was really interesting to see all of thses events unfold in the eyes of a young forerunner, it gives it just a touch of innocence. I consider you one of the bes scfi writers of all time, up there with clark and asimov. Keep writing! Great book. I know that I am one. Can't wait for the rest of the trilogy. Just finishing the book and wanted to know if you had a time frame for the second book release. I have not finished the first one and I can't wait to have the second and third.
Thank you. Gracias y Buenas Noches. Hi Greg, Just picked up a copy of Cryptum. Hope to get my brain into it soon. Great author and family line :D and a great story line - what a match! Love it! See you at Comic-con! Bear, I've recently started reading Mariposa, and took pleasure in finding that you've linked the Quantico 'universe' narrative to that of Queen of Angels.
I consider Queen of Angels your finest work to date, and indeed the finest work of science fiction I've ever read. Your exercise with the language grammar diction was entertaining and I do wish you continued with it in Slant. The Country of the Mind, the psychological schema it implicated, and the sociological dynamic between the therapied, naturals, and the transhuman option were intriguing.
Jill's emergence into self-awareness was a poignant account. I miss Mary Choy, Jill, and their world of combs and jags, sunset gold and shadows no exponential incline singularity there but a slow warm ascendancy don't come to us we'll come to you. Queen of Angels is one of a few books I both wish and dread a movie would be made of; wish, for all to see the magnificence of the ideas it assembles; and dread, knowing no movie could possibly do it any justice.
On the other hand, there's HBO. Thank you for the continuity, and I hope you'll consider taking us to more trips with pd Choy someday. I have discovered your books, starting with Eon, and I can't get enough. My family thinks I am nuts. I wish, wish wish that I had someone to discuss these books with!! Thank you for writing such magical, profound, enriching books.
Thanks for writing, Dorothy! No doubt there are folks around this site happy to discuss these things with you through the Forum. And if you have any questions, I can try to answer them as well. I know what you mean Dorothy. I just love the character Olmy. When the Hexamon decided to split the Axel City into the Geshels and Naders and then accelerate the Geshel city down the Way to close to the spead of light to deal with the Jarts, I said to myself 'sweet!
I am starting Eternity now and will be at my reading chair with its swing arm lamp tonight. Dorothy how apropo, eh? Curiosity and certainty will guide you. I know my family thinks I am nuts too. You are not alone! Jon Kroll. To Mr. Bear: While reading Halo: Cryptum, I was very interested by the concept of the "design seed" used to construct the Didact's ship.
I did have a few questions as to how the whole ship-building process works, though: So the pillars used to build the ship were assembled from the raw materials of the mountain by the war sphinxes or at least that's how I understood it , but to build the ship itself, did they literally "unfold" themselves and connect together to create the ship's hull, or were they construction devices that materialized the ship as they spun around? Also, is a design seed just a blueprint for a ship, or a miniature factory of some kind? I know I could probably just wave it away and say "bah, it's hyper-advanced alien technology, who knows," but I just like visualizing these things plus I'm thinking of illustrating a few scenes from the book I also had a follow-up from another question I pestered you with some months ago: Is it possible that the Didact the original Didact was able to communicate with his wife during his travels with Bornstellar?
If so, that would provide a solution to the whole timeline issue I talked about last time Thanks for your time, -Andrew Plebanek.
As for the design seed, it likely utilizes both material from the mountain and hard light components to fabricate the final ship. And as for what's up with the Terminal messages More to come. Hi- a big fan. Periods here end with alkaline earths.
Also from Pascal, Fibonacci numbers as atomic numbers map nonrandomly to leftmost positions in the orbital half rows , as do related sequences such as Lucas numbers rightmost. In the nucleus differences between relevant period-like positions mostly map to double triangular numbers. Lots more if intrigued- might eventually lead to better ability to manipulate matter on an informational level, something I know you're interested in. In human languages such changes go both ways, with the morphosyntactic historical cycle, and there is some evidence for this also in genomes- whether or not one might find it at more fundamental levels of material reality remains a tantalizing possibility.
Would love to hear from you. In the past year have found many more Pascal-based relationships with the electronic and nuclear periodic systems, including being able to simply read off quantum number n, l, ml, ms information from a simple stack of generalized Fibonacci-like sequences, at least for idealized tabular structure ignoring effects of relativity. For the Janet table this works exactly, and forever. To account for relativistic effects it looks as if we need to broaden the perspective to include not just the Golden Mean, but the other Metallic Means as well- each in turn acts like a kind of depictive default, controlling a different aspect of the total, which implies modular organization.
For ex. Again this stays here but elements unstable til the end of the known elements. I'm certainly not competent to judge your work on this, but perhaps we have readers who can? I am looking at a physical model of Pascal's triangle. This model generates a derivative triangle from Pascal's triangle.
This triangle describes the height of water retention between uniform diameter cylinders whose height and arrangement are specified by Pascal's cylinder see Water Retention on Mathematical Surfaces see OEIS A Specifically rearranging Pascal's triangle values to achieve minimum retention for the triangle shows a configuration that mimics the stability peak of Fe at 7 rows.