- Paperback: 500 pages
- Publisher: Orbit; New edition edition (18 Feb. 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099780402
- ISBN-13: 978-0099780403
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.2 x 3.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,785,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Greg Bear is the winner of two Hugo Awards, four Nebula Awards and the Prix Apollo. He has published 14 novels to date, and is one of the world's leading hard SF authors. A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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On the positive, there's a mystery about the book that keeps me going (I'm about 200 light years in it seems, about half way). Who are the Benefactors? Are the Killers really guilty? The concept of the galactic consortium is fascinating, especially as Bear has kept it real, and not cheated by having hyperdrive or anything. There's a bit of quantum entanglement-type superluminal comms, but basically travellers have to wait and see, and travel to find things out. In this sense, the plot dynamics resemble maritime adventures of old rather than modern day urban adventures. So four stars for the actual book.
I think I'm being let down by the Kindle format. There's a smattering of OCR errors, but also it seems the major jump-cuts in the scenes that I'm experiencing aren't really there.Read more ›
Greg Bear fans will enjoy the scale of universe brought to life. However, unlike many of his other books the characterization are excessive.
Was it worth it? Yes, if you have a strong desire to read the conclusion of this story come what may.
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Brilliant book. Out of the box thinking of defensive weapons, strategy and how humans would meet superior challenges 'out the'. A great readPublished 23 months ago by Ross
A long - too long - tale of interstellar travel, which lacks the punch of other science fiction stories I have read. Not his best work.Published on 16 Feb. 2013 by John
Like many I looked forward to reading this after enjoying the Forge of God. Sadly this does not live up to its predecessor. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2011 by A. J. Waters
I'll be frank here, the first hundred pages of 'Anvil of the Gods' are an interminable slog to read and I can see why many give up before getting through them. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2011 by Votadini
I bought the book on Friday afternoon and the only reason I didn't finish it on Friday night was sheer tiredness - completely unputdownable. Read morePublished on 24 Feb. 2009 by Mr. C. MCCOMBE
I had read "Forge of God" a number of years ago and i could not put it down-it is a great Sci Fi novel. Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2008 by Jaz Milligan