The Ordinary

The Ordinary

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The Twills Gate links two very different realms. On one side of the portal is Senal, an advanced technological civilization of some thirty billion inhabitants. On the other side is Irion, where the world is flat and mighty wizards once ruled. Jedda Martele, a linguist from Senal, shares her people's assumption that Irion is backwards and superstitious and no match for her homeland's superior numbers and science. But as the two realms march inevitably towards war, Jedda finds herself at the centre of unimaginable events that will challenge everything she has ever believed about the world - and herself.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 147.8 x 216.2 x 30mm | 530.71g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765305283
  • 9780765305282

About Jim Grimsley

Jim Grimsley is the author of the acclaimed fantasy novel "Kirith Kirin," which won the 2000 Lambda Literary Award for science fiction and fantasy. His short stories have appeared in "Asimov's Science Fiction" magazine and "The Year's Best Science Fiction." He is the award-winning author of "Winter Birds," "Dream Boy," "My Drowning," "Comfort and Joy," and "Boulevard," as well a number of successful plays. Grimsley lives in Atlanta.
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"Jim Grimsley is one of the most exciting new voices in science fiction. I expect great things from him."---Robert Silverberg "An audacious, ambitious, and highly literate author with a unique, inventive, and exotic vision of the future, and a profound understanding of the human heart."---Gardner Dozois, editor of "The Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies" "Readers will find themselves immersed in a vivid story at once intensely human and imaginatively mind-stretching. In fact, I can't recall another novel since Ursula Le Guin's classic "The Left Hand of Darkness" that clicks on so many cylinders in its characterization or spins so many rich and variegated narrative webs. An outright triumph."---Michael Bishop "Grimsley's descriptive density, intimate grasp of social textures, and spiritual insight, reminiscent at times of Vance and Le Guin, are maturing into a formidable authorial palette."---Locus "Grimsley writes lucidly and well."---People
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178 ratings
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5 16% (28)
4 33% (58)
3 35% (63)
2 12% (22)
1 4% (7)
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