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Although these people can have almost anything they wish, nonetheless our heroine is miserable and lonely in this technological paradise. And to add fuel to the fire a mysterious object arrived in our solar system from who knows where that America gets to first and controls access to.

Still, as an avid sci-fi reader I like reading the odd bits of technobabble as long as they do not overwhelm the book to the point of rendering it unreadable. In fact, one can intelligently argue that mankind is still very, very close to destroying itself in a number of frighteningly different ways. The Stone is a hollowed out asteroid; containing seven chambers each with their own landscape and cities. I mean, not only was this a human-built structure but there were actual future humans on the rock with our scientists! The exploration of long abandoned cities from Humanity’s far future, the discovery of the Way, and the elements of transhumanism all combine to make this one of my favorite books.The detailed description of how to open a new doorway just hammers home the point of scale: a single millimeter along the infinite Way can open numerous very different universes. Senza rovinare la suspence, all'inzio si può trovare un vago parallelo con "Incontro con Rama", ma l'analogia (se c`è) è di breve durata. It is presided over by a governing body, the Nexus, loosely divided into two social groups: Progressive Geshels, who embrace body-swapping and life-extending technologies, and conservative Naderites.

So in Eon you get a big asteroid thing hanging up there in the sky which when they go and investigate they find it's bigger inside than it is outside. The high technology of the Hexamon civilization, with their control over genetic engineering, human augmentation (including post- symbolic communication), the concept of parallel universes, alternate timelines and the manipulation of space-time itself are major themes in the latter half of the novel.

The race is on – is the asteroid from our future or from the future of some less lucky parallel universe? And not only that, it includes a version of the Singularity, a vast space battle across a vast number of realities, a closer-to-home apocalypse, and massive geo-political rivalries right here on Earth.

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