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Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is hosted by io9, and this episode features an interview with Greg Bear, author of Hull Zero Three.

Greg Bear, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of Hull Zero Three, joins us this week on io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to talk about his novels, working with Neal Stephenson, and the Fermi paradox.

Episode #26 — Greg Bear


Some of my favourite snippets from the show notes:

02:56 How have real world events developed since Bear wrote Quantico and Mariposa

07:00 The unusual distribution method of The Mongoliad

13:10 Working in the Halo universe

16:54 Bear’s solution to the Fermi Paradox from The Forge of God

23:32 Parallels between Kazantzakis and Olaf Stapledon

28:17 Some of the lesser known Science Fiction authors who deserve more recognition

35:43 What would aliens think of our anti-alien movies and TV shows?

36:53 Big ray-guns vs. mind control. Which is scarier?

47:36 “I have come to kick ass and chew bubblegum…”

55:51 Who didn’t want a sword when they were a teenager?

1:01:28 Drowning in plate mail and sweat?

So head on over and listen to Episode #26 of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.