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  • ISBN 0812531590
  • ISBN13 978-0812531596
  • Language English
  • Author Greg Bear
  • Publisher Tom Doherty Assoc Llc (October 1, 1988)
  • Formats mbr rtf lrf lit
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1616 kb
  • Size Fb2 1801 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 564

Above our planet hangs a hollow Stone, vast as the imagination of Man. The inner dimensions are at odds with the outer: there are different chambers to be breached, some even containing deserted cities. The furthest chamber contains the greatest mystery ever to confront the Stone's scientists.But tombstone or milestone, the Stone is not an alien structure: it comes from the future of our humanity. And the war that breaks out on Earth seems to bear witness to the Stone's prowess as oracle ...

Eon is a 1985 science fiction novel by Greg Bear. It is the first story written in The Way fictional universe. Events in Eon take place in 2005, when the . and Soviet Union are on the verge of nuclear war.

Eon is a 1985 science fiction novel by Greg Bear. In that tense political climate, a 290 km asteroid is detected, following an anomalous and very powerful energy burst just outside the solar system.

Having read Blood Music, and now Eon, the impression I am getting of Greg Bear is that he has good ideas, sets them up well, but has no follow through and no idea how to end his stories. I really enjoyed the first half of Eon - mysteries and characters introduced and developed well, and some convincing and tense action and politics. I was convinced that Eon was going to be a really good read. Perhaps it was these early high hopes that caused my later disappointment.

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Talk about Eon


Shakar
I've posted on Greg's Discussion Page. He knows what's coming.

I read EON shortly after it was published in 1985, I think. I enjoyed it then in a print edition, probably paperback. So far as I can remember, there were few if any manuscript errors. Not so with this edition from Open Road Media. Mr. Bear has been poorly served by this e-media specialty house. The Publisher of the 2014 e edition owes us all a corrected file.

Amazon, you need to lay down standards for the books you sell. Your customers deserve well crafted editions. So do your authors. Those of us who read print editions, expect near perfection as the standard. Why should be receive less from you? If a file is corrected, make sure those of us who bought an imperfect one, or an early draft of a book that's later published in more finished form, get the final file, each and every time.

Greg Bear is one of the masters who is capable of imagining worlds that don't exist and filling them with detail. I liked it then. I like it now.

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Perius
I've had this book on my shelf since 1988 or so and re-read it again every few years (just finished it again) --still one of the most thought provoking and mind bending works of Sci-Fi I've ever read. I'm absolutely humbled that one author can speculate and expand on such a wide range of almost incomprehensible technologies in the same story. I admit after having read other reviews, that the descriptions of complex shapes, devices, cities etc. was hard to follow and characters certainly aren't as developed or engaging as in a more pedestrian type of fiction, but the book (paperback) is 500 plus pages of far future, multi-dimensional exploration, so the mechanical characters (ya, that's a pun) were a minor problem for me. There are dozens of characters which give the expedition a sense of size without contributing much to driving the plot forward and I found myself caring not in the least for a few whose misadventures took up far too many pages. For the more mainstream characters, its an interesting conundrum that they don't have well developed emotions, because the events are far to stupendous for them to know what to feel. There was a bit more politics than I needed, and WW3 is glossed over a bit too quickly and conveniently, but I've read plenty of hard sci-fi stories where the author(s) is more adept at talking about tech, math and physics than people and their feelings--so again--I just rolled with that "oversite." In the end, the scale of man's future accomplishments--in all things architectural, engineering, time travel, astro-physical, bio-mechanical etc. etc.--dwarfs so many of the pop culture forms of sci-fi that I am normally exposed to, that Eon remains a personal favorite.
Freaky Hook
I really liked the book; good character development and an interesting story about contact from the multi-verse. A couple things to know...although the story is set in 2005, it was written in the early 80's and as a result the tension between US and Soviet characters is stereotyped based on the cold war mindset. Characters from the USSR do not, generally, get sympathetic treatment. So the reader must accept this as, essentially, a "period piece". Also, the multi-verse technology and impacts were hard for me to follow. Fortunately the story was so good that I just decided to keep on reading even though I knew I was missing some nuance along the way.
Moonworm
Eon is a hard sci-fi novel that I first read three decades ago. It has aged well. Published in 1985 when the Cold War was still boiling, the geopolitical issues Bear raised then have resurfaced with a vengeance.
Bear likes to move things around in his novels. Sometimes he moves planets and always people traveling vast distances. In Eon Bear moves space time and universes. Eon is a hugely ambitious novel with a Latina math prodigy as a key character. The other characters are fully realized and enhance the story.
Vuzahn
Eon is another one of those books in the pantheon of science fictions that got there because of the size of its ideas rather than the grace of its writing. It won't wow you with its prose or character development, but it will show you amazing places and a better world than the one we have now. Eon is all about time. Most of the story takes place on an enormous starship carved out of an asteroid. It is a derelict that returns to Earth from our future, and much of the story describes present-day characters exploring it. The starship is really a plot device to show us what will become of humanity.

Each chamber of the ship represents a period of time (with a few extra chambers interspersed for support functions). The first embodies our near future, and looks a lot like the present in a museum-ish kind of way. The next represents a few more centuries into the future. It contains innovations like virtual environments and cognitive technology. The last chamber is literally a time-tunnel, an artificial universe shaped like an infinitely-long version of the other chambers in the starship. Position in it relates loosely to position in time. The "Way", as it is called, contains a human civilization about a millennium in the future. There, humans have taken up the habit of modifying their physical forms. The Way continues on into the distant future, where humans start communicating with beings from other universes.

That's far too much to cover in a brief review like this, so I'd like emphasize the aspects that deal with human nature. Material needs are somewhat irrelevant, as technology can provide for everyone. Information is the most important commodity. However, there are still politics in our exalted future. People are capable of fighting, but even their worst atrocities seem tame by today's standards. Neural technology allows minds to continue on, past the destruction of the body. Psychopaths are rare, and only those who can't be cured by any means are denied ongoing existence. They aren't exactly executed, merely stashed away in computer storage. Overall, the humans of the future are gentler and better adjusted, but not perfect.

Most of the story threads end on a reasonably happy note. However, the central female protagonist goes on a forlorn quest to get back "home". She hopes to find a parallel Earth where her loved ones are still alive, after nuclear war wipes them out in our present one. At the end she appears in her old age, hoping to open a door back to the Way so she can try again.