Eon

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1991 - Fiction - 512 pages
445 Reviews

The 21st century was on the brink of nuclear confrontation when the 300 kilometer-long stone flashed out of nothingness and into Earth's orbit. NASA, NATO, and the UN sent explorers to the asteroid's surface...and discovered marvels and mysteries to drive researchers mad.

For the Stone was from space--but perhaps not our space; it came from the future--but perhaps not our future; and within the hollowed asteroid was Thistledown. The remains of a vanished civilization. A human--English, Russian, and Chinese-speaking--civilization. Seven vast chambers containing forests, lakes, rivers, hanging cities...

And museums describing the Death; the catastrophic war that was about to occur; the horror and the long winter that would follow. But while scientists and politicians bickered about how to use the information to stop the Death, the Stone yielded a secret that made even Earth's survival pale into insignificance.

  

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Good start, not bad development, ending is so bad. - Goodreads
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Review: Eon (The Way #1)

User Review  - Mary Good - Goodreads

It started out telling one story and ended telling another. I do plan to read another in the series. The 'science' at the end was too esoteric for me. It sounded made up, like Star Trek or Galaxy Quest. Read full review

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Have read this many times now over the past fifteen years. Each re-read is enjoyable as the last. Read full review

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Contents

II
21
III
27
IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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IX
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLIV
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XLVI
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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LI
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LIV
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LVIII
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LIX
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LXI
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About the author (1991)

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. 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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