Hull Zero Three

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Hull Zero Three
Hull Zero Three - book cover.jpg
Paperback edition
AuthorGreg Bear
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction novel
Publication date
November 22, 2010
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages320 (Hardcover)

Hull Zero Three is a science fiction novel by American author Greg Bear. It was published on November 22, 2010.[1] It is set on a generation ship that has lost its way under mysterious circumstances.

Critical reception[edit]

Chris Hsiang summarizes the overall impact of the book as "...less than thrilling but I've come to expect this from Greg Bear: he is often more concerned with the journey than the destination. The Mystery in Space of Hull Zero Three is more personal and at the same time very universal. When you look past all the action and exotic scenery Teacher's turmoil boils down to, 'Who am I and why are we here?' We may never get the full answer but these are the kind of questions we all have to ask."[2] Similarly, the book has been described by Harriet Klausner of Alternative Worlds as a "science fiction thriller that adds very little new to the generational ark in space subgenre".[3] The Science Fact and Science Fiction Concatenation describes the novel as "near-mundane SF in the form of the interstellar space craft and hard SF biology of its occupants whose survival is threatened".[4]


  1. ^ Panepinto, Lauren (May 3, 2010). "Cover Launch: Hull Zero Three". Orbit. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  2. ^ Hsiang, Chris (November 12, 2010). "In Greg Bear's Hull Zero Three, the Cosmic Terror of a Generation Ship". Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. ^ Klausner, Harriet (September 29, 2010). "Alternative Worlds » Hull Zero Three-Greg Bear". Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  4. ^ Cowie, Jonathan (September 15, 2011). "SF2 Concatenation » Hull Zero Three-Greg Bear". Retrieved 2016-09-11.