The One-Eyed Man

The One-Eyed Man

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Stittara is the primary source of anagathics: drugs that have more than doubled the human life span. But the ecological balance that makes anagathics possible on Stittara is fragile, and the Unity government has a vital interest in making sure the flow of longevity drugs remains uninterrupted, even if it means uprooting the human settlements. Offered the job of assessing the ecological impact of the human presence on Stittara, Dr. Paulo Verano gets far more than he bargained for: Stittara's atmosphere is populated with skytubes-mysterious airborne organisms that drift like clouds above the planet. They've eluded humanity for centuries, but Verano believes his conclusions about Stittara may hinge on understanding the skytubes-if he survives his investigation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 32mm | 20g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765370417
  • 9780765370419
  • 462,716

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"A provocative, enthralling story." --Booklist on Empress of Eternity"Modesitt presents three very different civilizations confronted with relevant problems, and interweaves their fate with some seriously challenging and intriguing speculations on the nature of time itself.... [Modesitt] approaches his best when combining practicalities with new ideas." --Kirkus Reviews on Empress of Eternity"Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." --Publishers Weekly on The Elysium Commission"This psychological sf thriller by the prolific author of the multivolume "Recluce" fantasy series incorporates carefully delineated characters with believable far-future scenarios. Modesitt's fans as well as readers of hard sf should appreciate this story of imminent interstellar war." --Library Journal on Haze"Independent science-fiction consciousness-raiser, from the versatile and dependable Modesitt." --Kirkus Reviews on Haze"Superior science-fiction adventure writing. The plot moves compellingly, the characters are distinct and identifiable." --Science Fiction Weekly on The Eternity Artifact A provocative, enthralling story. Booklist on Empress of Eternity Modesitt presents three very different civilizations confronted with relevant problems, and interweaves their fate with some seriously challenging and intriguing speculations on the nature of time itself . [Modesitt] approaches his best when combining practicalities with new ideas. Kirkus Reviews on Empress of Eternity Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry. Publishers Weekly on The Elysium Commission This psychological sf thriller by the prolific author of the multivolume "Recluce" fantasy series incorporates carefully delineated characters with believable far-future scenarios. Modesitt's fans as well as readers of hard sf should appreciate this story of imminent interstellar war. Library Journal on Haze Independent science-fiction consciousness-raiser, from the versatile and dependable Modesitt. Kirkus Reviews on Haze Superior science-fiction adventure writing. The plot moves compellingly, the characters are distinct and identifiable. Science Fiction Weekly on The Eternity Artifact" A provocative, enthralling story. "Booklist on Empress of Eternity" Modesitt presents three very different civilizations confronted with relevant problems, and interweaves their fate with some seriously challenging and intriguing speculations on the nature of time itself . [Modesitt] approaches his best when combining practicalities with new ideas. "Kirkus Reviews on Empress of Eternity" Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry. "Publishers Weekly on The Elysium Commission" This psychological sf thriller by the prolific author of the multivolume "Recluce" fantasy series incorporates carefully delineated characters with believable far-future scenarios. Modesitt's fans as well as readers of hard sf should appreciate this story of imminent interstellar war. "Library Journal on Haze" Independent science-fiction consciousness-raiser, from the versatile and dependable Modesitt. "Kirkus Reviews on Haze" Superior science-fiction adventure writing. The plot moves compellingly, the characters are distinct and identifiable. "Science Fiction Weekly on The Eternity Artifact"" """A provocative, enthralling story." --"Booklist" on "Empress of Eternity""Modesitt presents three very different civilizations confronted with relevant problems, and interweaves their fate with some seriously challenging and intriguing speculations on the nature of time itself.... [Modesitt] approaches his best when combining practicalities with new ideas."--"Kirkus Reviews "on "Empress of Eternity""""Action-packed space opera-cum-hard-boiled detective story. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry."--"Publishers Weekly "on "The Elysium Commission""This psychological sf thriller by the prolific author of the multivolume "Recluce" fantasy series incorporates carefully delineated characters with believable far-future scenarios. Modesitt's fans as well as readers of hard sf should appreciate this story of imminent interstellar war."--"Library Journal" on "Haze ""Independent science-fiction consciousness-raiser, from the versatile and dependable Modesitt."--"Kirkus Reviews "on" Haze ""Superior science-fiction adventure writing. The plot moves compellingly, the characters are distinct and identifiable."--"Science Fiction Weekly" on "The Eternity Artifact"show more

About L. E. Modesitt

L. E. MODESITT, JR., is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and three fantasy series, including the saga of Recluce. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.show more

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571 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 19% (108)
4 38% (215)
3 30% (169)
2 10% (59)
1 4% (20)
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