Legacy

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 1996 - Fiction - 471 pages
9 Reviews
The Way is a tunnel through space and time. The entrance is through the hollow asteroid Thistledown and the space station Axis City that sits at the asteroid's center. From there the Flawships ride the center of the Way, traveling to other worlds and times.

Now the rulers of Axis City have discovered that a huge group of colonists has secretly entered one of the interdicted worlds along the Way. In some ways Lamarkia is very Earth-like--but its biology is extraordinary. A single genetic entity can take many forms, and span a continent. There are only a few of these "ecos" on Lamarkia, and the effect of human interaction on them is unknown.

Olmy Ap Sennon has been sent to secretly assess the extent of the damage. But he will find far more than an intriguing alien biology--for on their new world the secret colonists have returned to the old ways of human history: war, famine, and ecological disaster. On this mission, Olmy will learn about the basics: love, responsibility, and even failure...
 

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. Its been a while since I read any of this series, so I really don't understand how this is a prequel, but it didn't matter. This was quite enjoyable as a stand-alone book ... Read full review

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User Review  - RobertDay - LibraryThing

This book is a prequel to the two previous novels, 'Eon' and 'Eternity', looking at the early career of the Hexamon politician Olmy, and it deals with him being sent on a mission to a world that a ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
36
Chapter Two
51
Chapter Three
59
Chapter Four
88
Chapter Five
110
Chapter Six
167
Chapter Seven
181
Chapter Eight
189
Chapter Ninteen
360
Chapter Twenty
363
Chapter Twentyone
370
Chapter Twentytwo
378
Chapter Twentythree
404
Chapter Twentyfour
411
Chapter Twentyfive
414
Chapter Twentysix
421

Chapter Nine
199
Chapter Ten
208
Chapter Eleven
219
Chapter Twelve
269
Chapter Thirteen
301
Chapter Fourteen
318
Chapter Fifteen
322
Chapter Sixteen
339
Chapter Seventeen
350
Chapter Eighteen
353
Chapter Twentyseven
422
Chapter Twentyeight
432
Chapter Twentynine
439
Chapter Thirty
441
Chapter Thirtyone
442
Chapter Thirtytwo
451
Chapter Thirtythree
464
Chapter Thirtyfour
471
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About the author (1996)

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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