Bear, Greg (20 August 1951 - )
Known in science-fiction circles for his short stories and novels, Bear wrote The Forge of God and the Nebula award-winning Blood Music and Moving Mars.
When asked on the SciFi Channel’s IRC server, The Domininion, what he thought of religion, Bear responded, “I’m fascinated by religion. Religion mixes storytelling with trying to understand our place in the world. The myths and religious background of the human race are a treasure trove of ideas, but as to whether I believe the dictates of any modern-day religion, the answer is flatly ‘No.’ ”