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YA In the year 2000, a huge potato-shaped asteroid, nicknamed the Stone by Americans, appears in orbit around the earth. Exploration shows that it is divided into seven man-made, hollowed-out chambers, indicating that it had been inhabited. Scientists discover that it was built by Earth people, but in the far distant future, and that a nuclear war is imminent. It becomes crucial that theoretical mathematician Patricia Vasquez discover why the former habitants left and where they went. Although Eon is far too long, its story of futuristic cities and life forms stirs the imagination. Readers travel to worlds where humans may exist as memories in the City Memory Bank, corporeal representatives (ghosts) or incarnations. Other humanoid life forms also exist, and in an amazing array of shapes, from snake-like creatures to floating blobs. Bear's creativity provides a richness to an intricate, complex plot. It's unfortunate that the length may deter all but the most avid sci/fi fans. Pam Spencer, Mount Vernon High School Library, Fairfax, Va.
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Sharing aspects of Calrke's Rendevouz with Rama, its uniqueness arises from bear's bold imagination. Bear is a writer of passionate vision. Eon is his grandest work yet. (Locus)
Eon may be the best constructed hard SF epic yet. (The Washington Post)
If you like really good, well written hard core science fiction then you should read anything and everything that Greg Bear has written. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Hoosier
I hope you don't confuse this book with the mediocre movie by the same name. This is one of those "Grand Concepts" novels that actually pulls it off. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Larry Kennedy
One of the best books of one of our best speculative fiction writers. If you have any real interest in true Sci FI give this one a try. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Finsch
I've been on a sci-fi tear for a while now, and having re-read Asimov's entire Robot/Empire/Foundation series, I decided to re-read the ill-considered "Second Foundation... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bice
A well done prequel to the three book series. I was fully engrossed in the world Mr. Bear presents. What an imagination he possesses. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Allen King
My second read of this fantastic novel. But those don't enjoy hard-core sci-fi this is where you start and and your search.Published 3 months ago by Mark Brock
Greg is a great writer and I've enjoyed many of his other books but the meandering plot in Eon left me unsatisfied. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chris Zeh