A review by craniac
Eon, by Greg Bear


Rather compelling remake of Clarke's Rendesvouz with Rama. It really needed to be three books, perhaps, as too much happened in the last third of the book, and a bit too quickly to really engage me. Theoretical time/space science becomes the magic pixie dust that makes everything possible in the last portion of this book, but I still enjoyed it, even what I had a hard time visualizing.

Why aren't hard science fiction writers allowed to use illustrations? It seems archaic and lame to have to describe some of the complex concepts and spaces in this book without diagrams of any sort. What, are we playing dungeons and dragons? I say that as a technical writing teacher.