Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Greg Bear returns to the Earth of his acclaimed novel Eon — a world devastated by nuclear war. The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own.
Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth once again threatened by forces from within and without. For physicist Konrad Korzenowski, murdered for creating The Way, and resurrected, is compelled by a faction determined to see it opened once more. And humankind will discover just how entirely they have underestimated their ancient adversaries.
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Gregory Dale Bear (born 1951) is an American science fiction and mainstream author. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict (Forge of God books), artificial universes (The Way series), consciousness and cultural practices (Queen of Angels), and accelerated evolution (Blood Music, Darwin's Radio, and Darwin's Children).
Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works.
The Stone was from space - but perhaps not our space. It came from the future - but perhaps not our future. And within the hollowed asteroid was the remains of a vanished civilization. A human civilization. One that tells the history of the Death - incredible catastrophes - just about to occur on Earth.
But in this science fiction series from bestselling author Greg Bear, that's only the beginning. The Stone will yield a secret that makes even Earth's survival pale in comparison.
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