Book Reviews of Hegira

Author: Greg Bear
ISBN-13: 9780812531633
ISBN-10: 0812531639
Publication Date: 1/15/1989
Pages: 222
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Paperback
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Splendid Early Novel by Greg Bear, September 14, 2005
Reviewer: John Kwok (New York, NY)

Without question, Greg Bear has been one of science fiction's best writers and prose stylists for decades. He has successfully written everything from hard core space opera to cyberpunk and fantasy. Here in "Hegira", he successfully combines elements of fantasy and space opera in a terse, riveting tale about the life-long search of the secrets behind the obelisks and the enormous world that is Hegira, inhabited by several intelligent civilizations, including humans, who have forgotten their interstellar space travel origins. Bear's prose is as finely crafted as an early Samuel Delany novel in this little gem of a novel. "Hegira" was well worth reading; without a doubt it is a splendid example of Greg Bear's early work.