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 - and a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes, though, 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 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

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 158.76g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765356546
  • 9780765356543
  • 481,566

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""Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." -"Publishers Weekly ""Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy "The Elysium Commission" on many levels." -SFRevu.com "Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator." -"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" "With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist." --Booklist"Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." --Publishers Weekly"Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy The Elysium Commission on many levels." --SFRevu.com"Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator." --Romantic Times BOOKreviews With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist. Booklist Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry. Publishers Weekly Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy The Elysium Commission on many levels. SFRevu.com Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator. Romantic Times BOOKreviews" With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist. "Booklist" Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry. "Publishers Weekly" Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy "The Elysium Commission" on many levels. "SFRevu.com" Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator. "Romantic Times BOOKreviews"" "With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist." --"Booklist ""Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." -"Publishers Weekly ""Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy "The Elysium Commission" on many levels." -SFRevu.com "Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator." -"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" Praise for "The Elysium Commission" "With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist." --"Booklist""Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." -"Publishers Weekly""Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy "The Elysium Commission" on many levels." -SFRevu.com"Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator." -"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" Praise for "The Elysium Commission": "With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending-space opera by a first-class librettist." --"Booklist ""Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." -"Publishers Weekly ""Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy "The Elysium Commission" on many levels." -SFRevu.com "Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator." -"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" Praise for "The Elysium Commission": "With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist." --"Booklist ""Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." -"Publishers Weekly ""Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy "The Elysium Commission" on many levels." -SFRevu.com "Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator." -"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" Praise for "The Elysium Commission" "With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist." --"Booklist ""Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." -"Publishers Weekly ""Modesitt delivers a more action oriented and less philosophically based novel than some of his other works. Readers can enjoy "The Elysium Commission" on many levels." -SFRevu.com "Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator." -"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" 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" 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., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
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Rating details

566 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (121)
4 37% (207)
3 33% (184)
2 8% (45)
1 2% (9)
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