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E-Reads, Jul 1, 2001 - Fiction - 512 pages
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Perhaps it wasn't from our time, perhaps it wasn't even from our universe, but the arrival of the 300-kilometer long stone was the answer to humanity's desperate plea to end the threat of nuclear war. Inside the deep recesses of the stone lies Thistledown: the remnants of a human society, versed in English, Russian and Chinese. The artifacts of this familiar people foretell a great Death caused by the ravages of war, but the government and scientists are unable to decide how to use this knowledge. Deeper still within the stone is the Way. For some the Way means salvation from death, for others it is a parallel world where loved ones live again. But, unlike Thistledown, the Way is not entirely dead, and the inhabitants hold the knowledge of a present war, over a million miles away, using weapons far more deadly than any that mankind has ever conceived.

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Good start, not bad development, ending is so bad. - Goodreads
Bear's writing is atrocious. - Goodreads
Loved the SF aspect, but the plot was lacking. - Goodreads
The ending kind of flubbed an otherwise solid book. - Goodreads
Still, the premise is believable enough. - Goodreads
The ending was fine. - Goodreads

Review: Eon (The Way #1)

User Review  - James Cooper - Goodreads

I've read this book several times since if first came out. When I recently read it again, I noticed that it is rather dated because much of the story is rooted in a "Cold War" mentality. But, it is a compelling story with strong character development and an epic concept. Read full review

Review: Eon (The Way #1)

User Review  - Nihal Engin - Goodreads

This is one of the few books that contain as many ideas per page as Stapledon books. I genuinely enjoyed it. The concept of The way is something pretty hard to wrap your head around, but it is a ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Greg Bear, author of over 25 books, which have been translated into 17 languages, has won science fiction's highest honors and is considered the natural heir to Arthur C. Clarke. The recipient of two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction, he has been called "the best working writer of hard science fiction" by THE SCIENCE FICTION ENCYCLOPEDIA. Many of his novels, such as DARWIN'S RADIO, are considered to be this generations' classics. He is married to Astrid Anderson, daughter of science fiction great Poul Anderson, and they are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandria. His recent thriller novel, QUANTICO, was published in 2007 and the sequel, MARIPOSA, followed in 2009. He has since published a new, epic SF novel, CITY AT THE END OF TIME and a generation starship nove, HULL ZERO THREE..

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