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Topic: Thistledown history

From: Jason
Location: australia
Date: 02/25/2008

Hey there,

Another question for you: recently finished re-reading EON, and am now half way thru ETERNITY (again), and wondered how and where and when the Asteroid was initially hollowed out and turned to a spaceship?

I realise in Lanier's and Patricia's world it came already made just prior to the Death. but in Olmy's world/history how did it come about and when and by who?

i don't recall this bit being explained.

thanks,

jason.

Re: Thistledown history

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/29/2008

Take a look at "The Wind from a Burning Woman" in my collected stories to learn more about the history of the asteroid starships.

Re: Thistledown history

From: Thescyfer
Location: Thistledown City Memory
Date: 02/05/2009

When you say that it gives more information about asteroid starships do you mean it gives more info about thistledown itself or that it just gives general info about asteroid starships?

And aslo where did you get the name Thistledown I'm from Ohio and theres a town called thistledown i saw it when i was driving and I was just wondering where did you get the name from?

Re: Thistledown history

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/05/2009

Thistledown allows seeds to drift with the wind. And WIND FROM A BURNING WOMAN is set in the early phases of the construction of the asteroid starships.

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