The Way

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,156 ratings

Eon Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • Eon

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 712

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Am Epic Original SciFi Read Worth Your Time...

    • By Michael on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 0

    • Legacy

    • A Prequel to Eon
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    In this prequel to Eon, Greg Bear continues to explore the possibilities presented by the asteroid Thistledown, a remnant of a lost human civilization. The Way is a tunnel through space and time that leads to other worlds, some more like planet Earth than Earth itself. It is perhaps the most formidable discovery in Thistledown and with it come disputes as to the nature of the Way and how it should be used. The Way can be reached only through Axis City, the only space station of Thistledown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Barely related to Eon and Eternity

    • By Holly on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • Eternity

    • A Sequel to Eon
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own. Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth once again threatened by forces from within and without.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not up to the standard Eon set

    • By S. Anderson on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $24.95