The Elysium Commission

The Elysium Commission

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 544.32g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765317206
  • 9780765317209
  • 2,246,452

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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"
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About L. E. Modesitt

L.E. MODESITT, JR. lives in Cedar City, Utah.
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543 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 21% (116)
4 36% (195)
3 33% (178)
2 8% (45)
1 2% (9)
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