[The material below is an edited version of a discussion held at MIT on April 16, 2000.—the eds.]
The Killer B’s
Michael Burstein: Would the two of you like to talk about the Killer B’s Education Initiatives?
Greg Bear: The wrong B—David Brin started that.
Burstein: I know that David Brin isn’t here, but you are two of the three B’s
Bear: Wherever we are, David Brin is always with us.
Benford: There is something in the Bible about that isn’t there? Wherefore three or more shall gather together, someone shall ask about this library thing.
Bear: Well, you explain then, you were closer to it.
Benford: In the beginning we were trying to inspire kids to buy more of our product, buy more of the hard sf that inspires. We then broadened it. I do think the Heinlein YA novels have a style and focus that leads to ambitions and focus; it did for me!