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Topic: Eon ---- again?

From: Chris Pickens
Location: Newport News, Virginia
Date: 09/19/2009

Hi Greg,
Thanks for telling me to read Stand on Zanzibar. I was a great (and hard!) read --- though I still prefer the flow and originality of Queen of Angels.
I was watching on of your interviews on youtube and a comment you said about EON struck me. The fact that, because the Cold War is over, that the premise of Eon gives the story an almost dated feel to it --- as if it exists in its own parallel universe. Then I thought --- Mr. Bear such hit a good idea! Just a thought- perhaps its time for the Stone appeared at end of THIS CENTURY to prevent some 21st century disaster. In a way, the creative choice to REDO EON, a new EON (heck.... called it EON!!!!) resonants with th basic structural premise of the Eon universe!

Sorry for forcing you to read this: I am just a big fan that's all.

As for City --- the best dream I've read since the Martian Chronicles. Thank you!

P.S. Any advice for a new sci fi writer, in terms of the craft of writing itself --- not the business part?

Re: Eon ---- again?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/23/2009

Thanks, Chris! I'm noodling away at a 21st century revision for EON. The politics isn't too difficult... Now, how to incorporate cell phones and Twitter?

Re: Eon ---- again?

From: patrick
Date: 09/26/2009

Re-inventing Eon, eh Greg? Hmmm. You know, it comes to mind that not only could SF be stimulating....or feeding....the future....but also steering it *from* certain things. Developments, even. No Stone will appear.....

Re: Eon ---- again?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/26/2009

What Stone?

Re: Eon ---- again?

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego - Normal Heights
Date: 09/28/2009


A re-write, or an Alternate Re-Invention?

Linking Jarts and Typhon?

I see Chris has hit on that whole "alternate reality" aspect of EON/ETERNITy as it sits now. And wonder if Chris figured out what tragic event seperates our time-line from the original EON time line.

Curiously enough, about a year ago, there were some fans of SPACE:1999 (a show back in '78 you mentioned had all sorts of "problems" but a lot of people like to watch) were re-imaging it as SPACE:2099, setting it at the end of the 21st Century, and replacing the hokey Nuclear Blast Rocket Motor premise with the Explosion ripping a tear in Space Time, which the moon appeared to have "lingering around" thru it's travels...getting it from one start to another lickety split.

The copyright owners weren't interested. Not sure how the fan base in general would react...I thought it was a keen idea, getting around all too many problems (including our stalled space programs)and the new effects were nice.


Re: Eon ---- again?

From: Richard
Location: Boston,Ma
Date: 10/14/2009

Yes,EON was a great read.But, it continude on with Legacy and Eternity.There is room for a next adventure in the series.Give it a thought.

Re: Jarts and Typhon

From: Stephen Kagan
Location: Victoria, BC
Date: 10/19/2009

Jarts and Typhon? No, I can more easily imagine the Jarts mellowing with time and becoming the Shen after absorbing a few too many Buddhist civilizations.

Re: Jarts and Typhon

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/05/2009

Cool idea!

Graphical Eon

From: Sherryll Mleynek
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: 01/21/2010

Hi--Ph.D. in English, so no visual capacity. If the hole in the baked potato is the bore, where is the plasma tube?


Graphical Eon

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/29/2010

Wrapped around the central axis passing through the chambers. The singularity appears in the seventh chamber, just beyond the bore hole, and aligned along the central axis.

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