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Topic: Nader's Reaction

From: Kevin Frushour
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 03/17/2009

Thanks so much for the mental playgrounds you've given us to romp in! I've just finished rereading Eon and Eternity. (I'm digging back into Blood Music now - half my paperbacks have been in storage at my parents house since I got married ten years ago - I've got a lot of rereading to catch up on!)

Anyway, I have been searching the internet to see if Ralph Nader ever knew or reacted to his popping up in Eon as "The Good Man". I've always wondered, and can't seem to find any references to it online.

I also did some quick calculations to if I could do make a model of the portion of The Way used in Eon, but best as I can figure it if I used empty paper towel tubes I'd need to have a mile's length just to get to where Axis City was at the beginning of the book. We don't use THAT many paper towels around here - even with three kids - so there goes that idea!

Thanks!

Re: Nader's Reaction

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/21/2009

Actually, cut those tubes up into seven roughly one inch lengths, string them on a straw--with the straw running down the empty middle--and then embed them in a lump of plaster about a foot long... Your problem comes when you try to approximate the seventh chamber! So just attach a garden hose that goes on forever.

Re: Nader's Reaction

From: Kevin Frushour
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 03/21/2009

I'll see if they have any infinite garden hose down over at Home Depot. I might need to borrow a big truck to bring it home in, though...

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