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    by Greg Bear

    Anyone read it? I just did and it was amazing, I want to read more by him. It's like 30 pages but felt like 10. Ooh and has anyone read any of his other stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    by Greg Bear Anyone read it? I just did and it was amazing, I want to read more by him. It's like 30 pages but felt like 10. Ooh and has anyone read any of his other stuff?
    I read it a LONG time ago... both the short story AND the book. (It might have been in the 80's?) I wish I could remember much of it.

    Isn't it about cells coming to life, somehow he triggered them to have awareness inside of him? My memory is a little foggy.

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    Yea, this researcher is part of a project and finds out using this nano bots you can fix things or evolve creatures. He injects them into some bacteria mixes it with his blood and then they evolve and he becomes like a planet. And they start civilizations. They act like he's a planet they become philosophical even.

    Hmm maybe that's the book I'll get for the train ride home.
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    I read Blood Music years ago, it stuck with me though. Eon was a fave.

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    Yeah, I read Blood Music twenty-some years ago, and it was in fact one of the best books I've read. I read the full-length book - I wasn't aware there was a short story. It's one of those rare books that takes an incredible concept and makes it believable. I think this was in large part because of the well-developed, tangible characters.

    Don't know why I never read anything else by Bear, but now that you bring it up...
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    Hmmm maybe it was an excerpt. It was for class, normally I hate assigned reading. But I actually managed to get through this one. I should go get the book. It did seem to end a bit abruptly, though I was still satisfied with it ending.


    So I was looking at the story and read the intro and in it said

    a Nebula Hugo Award for his famous story "Blood Music", which was later expanded into a novel of the same title,
    So yeah it's both.
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