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One of the SPace Operas promotion Bear's classic of 1980s space opera A hugely influential novel Bear has won the Hugo and Nebula awards on multiple occasions A Sunday Times bestseller on first publication A triumph of soaring imagination DAILY MAIL 'EON is a work of remarkable vision and total control. Arthur C. Clarke has his most formidable rival yet' THE TIMES 'EON catapults Bear into the front ranks of late twentieth century SF' OBSERVER 'A writer of compelling talent' NEW STATESMAN Greg Bear has won both the Nebula and the Hugo Award for his ground-breaking science fiction

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Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy. Awarded two Hugos and five Nebulas for his fiction, he is one of only two authors to win a Nebula in every category. He lives in the USA.

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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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