Greg Bear Biography
Greg Bear was born in San Diego, California, on August 20th, 1951, to Wilma M. and
Dale F. Bear. His father was in the navy so as a child he had traveled
extensively to Japan, the Philippines and Alaska, as well as
touring various parts of the United States.
He completed his first short story at the age of 10 while living in
Alaska. At age thirteen or fourteen he began to submit
stories to magazines, and at fifteen he sold his first short short to Robert
Lowndes' Famous Science Fiction magazine, but it didn't appear in print
until he was sixteen years old. It took five
years to sell his next story, but by the time he was twenty-three he was selling
regularly. He completed his first novel when he was nineteen but it was not
published until 13 years later (having been completely rewritten). He sold
his first novel, Hegira, to Dell in 1979.
He is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and
fantasy, including Blood Music, The Forge of God, Darwin's
Radio, and Quantico. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear and is the
father of Erik and Alexandra. Awarded two Hugos and five Nebulas for his
fiction, one of two authors to win a Nebula in every category, Bear 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. 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., Homeland Security, and
other groups and agencies.
This biography was last updated on 08/24/2011.
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