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Eon Mass Market Paperback – October 15, 1991
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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
About the Author
Greg Bear sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction. Since then, he has written some twenty novels, including The Forge of God, Slant, and Moving Mars. A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Bear is married to Astrid Anderson, and they, and their two children, live near Seattle, Washington.
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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.
Authors, stop dating your books ! Do not put hard dates in your books unless they are over a 100 years out ! This book was first published in 1985 and has the "Little Death" in 1993 and the "Death" in 2005. Both "deaths" are related to the usage of nuclear weapons on the Earth. I guess that the book could now be looked as alternate history instead.
The book also talked about the Soviet Union past 1991 which was a little grating. And tablets are called slates and usb drives are called bulk memories in the book. Of course, not many people understood in the 1980s how much the internet was going to change things starting around 1995.
Overall, I liked the book despite the dating problems and the underseen technology. The universe is extremely rich and well thought out. The death of the Earth is stupidly started which is just like real life. Many of the details of the "potato" / asteroid expansion are not very well explained that I can understand but that is not important to the story.
But I never felt like I knew or cared about the characters. Not one felt real to me as page after page showed odd science ideas yet rarely a sense of what they felt. The conflicts between characters felt like afterthoughts. Even the structure of the Stone - a focus of the novel - was obtuse. I rarely abandon a novel but I'm done with this one.