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Topic: Jarts' ultimate weapon?

From: Steven Langley Guy
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Date: 06/26/2011

I read Eon again recently, maybe the 9th or 10th time? I return to it often. It is both a mind expanding experience and, for me, a very emotional experience. It might sound odd to say this, but it is a very beautiful book.

The Jarts open a gate into the heart of a star got me thinking. I wonder what would have happened to the way if they had opened a gate into the heart of a neutron star or even a giant black hole at the core of a galaxy? It certainly would have given Patricia cause for thought!

I also wonder about the future of the people who remained on earth at the time the Thistdown was launched? Another story?

Thanks for all the great books, which have moved me, inspired me and got me thinking about so many different things.

Re: Jarts' ultimate weapon?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Many thanks, Steven! My short story "The Wind From a Burning Woman" describes the societies that built these asteroid starships.

Re: Jarts' ultimate weapon?

From: Steven
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Date: 08/07/2011

Thanks so much.
I will look up "The Wind From a Burning Woman" as soon as I send this reply.
I enjoyed Legacy, Eon and Eternity very much. I would love to see another novel set in this universe (or universes!)
I suppose Eternity rather ties thing up quite neatly?

Thanks again for wonderful tales you've provided for us.

Steven

Re: Jarts' ultimate weapon?

From: al brady
Location: cambridge uk
Date: 09/14/2011

I loved the Jarts; their adaptibility, their self enhancement through technology, their ruthless adherence to what they see to be their mission, and their incredible hostility to anything that stands in their way. They mirror us nicely.
Their effortless takeover and conversion of Gaia into Efficient Earth was particularly chilling.

Re: Jarts' ultimate weapon?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/25/2011

My pleasure, Steven. Not sure that ETERNITY ties things up completely, but it does complete the trilogy!

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