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Subject: Eon by Greg Bear
Date Posted: 8/10/2008 7:13 PM ET
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I find I either love his stuff or hate it. Eon is love it book. I can't wait to see where ti goes and I am halfway thru. I also loved Darwin's Radio but disliked Darwin's Children. And Blood Music was a definite Hate IT book for hubby and me.


Date Posted: 8/15/2008 12:26 PM ET
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I really liked Eon but though thte Darwin's radio series was soso.  I could not get into Queen of Angels, it is one of the few books that I never finished.

Subject: have you read this by Greg Bear?
Date Posted: 8/27/2008 10:38 AM ET
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Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 8/27/2008 2:21 PM ET
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Eon is on my massive TBR list.  I started Quantico but did not finish...seemed to be taking too long building up, and I got bored.  I agree about love it/hate it with Greg Bear.

I guess I like most of his books, but some I just couldn't finish.  I have tried reading Queen of Angels and Darwin's Radio two or three times each and just couldn't get into them.  I did finish Dead Lines and hated it.

I also read and enjoyed Psychlone, Hegira, Blood Music, The Forge of God, Anvil of Stars, and Vitals.  The last being my favorite, probably. 

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 6:23 PM ET
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I enjoyed Eon, very much. However, Eternity really ruined that duology for me :-(

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 4:02 PM ET
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Derrick has the rght idea: EON is one of my all-time faves, right up there with DUNE and GATEWAY and some others. But do not read the sequels because they drain the sense of awe and wonder right out. Ditto GATEWAY -- if you haven't already read the sequels, it's preferable to maroon yourself on an asteroid with no air. Trust me.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 1/17/2010 8:51 PM ET
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Well, in case you didn't see it in another thread, I finished Eon, but did not care for it.