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Author W. Michael GearW. Michael Gear was born in Colorado Springs in 1955. As a teenager living in Fort Collins, he spent his summers volunteering on local ranches. His first job consisted of cleaning up human refuse, but after getting his masters in Physical Anthropology from Colorado State, he turned to studying ancient human refuse, which was significantly more agreeable.

Gear worked as a field archaeologist for Western Wyoming College before co-founding Pronghorn Anthropological Associates. Archaeology being a very seasonal career, Gear found himself with a lot of time on his hands in the off-season. He was inspired, one January, to write his first novel out of annoyance with the glaring inaccuracies of a historical novel he was reading. His initial work was over 500 pages long--and served as a wonderful warm-up exercise.

In the interim, he met his wife, Kathleen O'Neal Gear. In 1986, the two decided on a change of scenery and moved into a cabin (without running water) where they spent the next three years in a frenzy of writing. Michael has now written more than 20 novels on his own, and co-written 37 more with Kathleen.

Gear writes everything from historical and pre-historical fiction to science fiction to thrillers, and he loves to incorporate anthropologically theory into his writing. One of his novels, Morning River, was submitted for the Pulitzer prize in fiction, and the National Book Award in 1998.

The Gears now live on a gorgeous bison ranch in rural Wyoming.

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Author's website: www.gear-gear.com
Similar authors: Chris Kuzneski, Kathleen O'Neal Gear, Douglas Preston, Kathy Reichs
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Abandoned
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Abandoned by W. Michael Gear

The Scorched Earth
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The Scorched Earth by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Outpost
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Outpost by W. Michael Gear

Flight of the Hawk: The River
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Flight of the Hawk: The River by W. Michael Gear

Moon Hunt
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Moon Hunt by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Raising Abel
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Raising Abel by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear
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Bone Walker | Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Signed First Edition Book Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Bone Walker | Signed First Edition Copy

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Dark Inheritance | Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Double-Signed 1st Edition Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Dark Inheritance | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Moon Hunt | Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Double-Signed 1st Edition Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Moon Hunt | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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People of the Morning Star | Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Double-Signed 1st Edition Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | People of the Morning Star | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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People of the Silence | Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | First Edition Book Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | People of the Silence | First Edition Copy

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Star Path by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen Gear | Double-Signed 1st Edition Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Star Path | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Summoning God, The | Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Double-Signed 1st Edition Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Summoning God, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Visitant, The | Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Double-Signed 1st Edition Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen | Visitant, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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W. Michael Gear Bibliography


Morning Star Series (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

  1. People of the Morning Star - 2015
  2. Sun Born - 2016
  3. Moon Hunt - 2017

Forbidden Borders Trilogy

  1. Requiem for the Conqueror - 1991
  2. Relic of Empire - 1992
  3. Countermeasures - 1993

People Books - First North Americans (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

  • People of the Wolf - 1990
  • People of the Fire - 1990
  • People of the Earth - 1992
  • People of the River - 1992
  • People of the Sea - 1993
  • People of the Lakes - 1994
  • People of the Lightning - 1995
  • People of the Silence - 1996
  • People of the Mist - 1997
  • People of the Masks - 1998
  • People of the Owl - 2003
  • People of the Raven - 2004
  • People of the Moon - 2005
  • People of the Nightland - 2007
  • People of the Weeping Eye - 2008
  • People of the Thunder - 2009
  • People of the Longhouse - 2010
  • The Dawn Country - 2011
  • The Broken Land - 2012
  • People of the Black Sun - 2012
  • People of the Morning Star - 2014
  • People of the Songtrail - 2015
  • Sunborn - 2016

Spider Trilogy

  1. The Warriors of Spider - 1988
  2. The Way of Spider - 1988
  3. The Web of Spider - 1989

The Richard Hamilton Duology

  1. Morning River - 1996
  2. Coyote Summer - 1997

Anasazi Mysteries

  1. The Visitant - 1999
  2. The Summoning God - 2000
  3. Bone Walker - 2001

Donovan Series

  1. Outpost - 2018
  2. Abandoned - November 2018
  3. Pariah - May 2019

Other Novels

  • The Big Horn Legacy - 1988
  • Long Ride Home - 1988
  • The Artifact - 1990
  • Starstrike - 1990
  • Dark Inheritance - 2001 (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
  • Raising Abel - 2002 (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
  • The Athena Factor - 2005
  • The Betrayal. The Lost Life of Jesus - 2008 (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
  • Children of the Dawnland - 2009 (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
  • Copper Falcon - 2014 (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
  • Flight of the Hawk: The River - January 2018
  • The Scorched Earth - 2018 (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

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