I first read "Eon" when it was published in 1985 - and was fascinated by the concept and ideas detailed in this long and complicated novel. Especiall..Show More »y complicated for me since I'm not a physics or mathematics specialist. I had to take the theories as SF drama and let it go at that.
Listening to the book after such a long time was rewarding and equally fascinating. The character development is involved and up to Greg Bears usual fastidious work...plot development is intricate and convoluted at times but well done and the final chapters unexpected.
If you've read it and are looking for serious SF to listen to, give "Eon" another try. If this 3 book trilogy is new to you than "Eon" is the place to start.
I enjoyed this book but at the same time, as it follows Eon, could have stopped there and been fine. I don't think anyone out there would be disappoin..Show More »ted by it if they like sci-fi but personally found it lacking that intangible thing that made Eon so much better.
While not a bad story in and of itself, this book is only very loosely related to Eon and Eternity. If you like books about surviving on alien planet..Show More »s, this story may be for you. If you're looking for a story about Thistledown and the Way and Jarts, this is not the book for you.