Cyberpunk Authors Biographies
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, and by the time he was twelve years old, he had traveled with his parents to Japan, the Philippines and Alaska, as well as touring various parts of the United States.
It was in Alaska, at age ten, that he completed my first short story. he had been writing for a year or so already.
At age thirteen or fourteen he began submitting stories to the magazines, and at fifteen he sold my first short short to Robert Lowndes' FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION. (It appeared when he was sixteen.)
It took five years to sell his next story, but by the time he was twenty-three, he began selling regularly.
His first novel, finished when he was nineteen, was completely rewritten and sold to Berkley some twelve or thirteen years later; the first novel he sold (HEGIRA, Dell) appeared in 1979.
In 1983 he was nominated for the Nebula Award for my short story, "Petra".
In 1984, "Hardfought" and "Blood Music" won the Nebula Awards for best novella and novelette, respectively; "Blood Music" went on to win the Hugo Award.
The novel version of that story, also called BLOOD MUSIC, won the Prix Apollo in France and was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards.
In 1987, "Tangents" won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best short story. MOVING MARS (1993) won the 1994 Nebula for best novel. QUEEN OF ANGELS was an alternate selection of the Book of the Month Club.
His novels and short stories have been translated into twelve languages: Japanese, Russian, Czechoslovakian, French, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish, Portugeuse, Dutch, German, and Serbo-Croatian.A short story, "Dead Run," was adapted by Alan Brennert for the second Twilight Zone television show.
"The White Horse Child" appeared in 1993 as a CD-ROM multi-media presentation from EBOOK.