The Elysium Commission
A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to ours - with a utopian city on one of the planets. The question is, an utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist? More critical than that, does this new universe require the destruction of a portion-or all-of our own universe in order to grow and stabilize? Blaine Donne is a retired military special operative now devoted to problem-solving for hire. He investigates a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries that arise with the arrival of a woman with unlimited resources who has neither a present nor a past. The more he investigates, the more questions arise, including the role of the two heiresses who are more-and less-than they seem, and the more Donne is pushed inexorably toward an explosive solution and a regional interstellar war.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 160 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 544.32g
- 20 Feb 2007
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
Praise for "The Eternity Artifact""A glorious space opera ." --"Chronicle" "Captivating far-future tale of life in space, from the author of "Flash." . . .Modesitt's prose is lively. . . .A must-read for Modesitt fans, as well as those of Jack McDevitt and Arthur C. Clarke." -"Kirkus," starred review "Shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building . . . .rip-roaring space adventure . . . .a must-read for fans of interstellar fiction." -"Romantic Times Bookclub" "A powerful novel on a sweeping, mysterious stage."--Dave Drake "L. E. Modesitt is one of those special authors who brings a great deal to his work: a love of words, an understanding of people and cultures, and an interest in great stories and ideas. It shows in every line of his tale."-David Farland on "The Eternity Artifact" "Superior science-fiction adventure writing. The plot moves compellingly, the characters are distinct and idenitifiable." -"Science Fiction Weekly" on "The Eternity Artifact"
About L. E. Modesitt
L.E. MODESITT, JR. lives in Cedar City, Utah.