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The Parafaith War

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The Parafaith War combines hard science fiction adventure with an insightful examination of the relationship between the sacred and the secular. In the far future among the colonised worlds of the galaxy, there's a war going on between the majority of civilised worlds and a colonial theocracy. Trystin Desoll grows up fighting against religious fanatics and becomes a hero, a first- class pilot, then, amazingly, a spy. What do you do if you're a relatively humane soldier fighting millions of suicidal volunteers on the other side who know that they are utterly right and you are utterly wrong, with no middle ground? Trystin Desoll has a ... plan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 471 pages
  • 104 x 172 x 35.56mm | 240.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765397900
  • 9780765397904

About L.E. Modesitt

L. E. MODESITT, JR. is the bestselling author of more than seventy 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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"A complex social parable... An intelligent, thought-provoking and well-written tale, with some very clever ideas indeed." --SFX"Echoes of both Joe Haldeman's The Forever War and Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers: dense, gritty, strong on technical detail." --Kirkus Reviews"Mr. Modesitt's novel is a thoughtful commentary on the comparative influences of science and religion in the human story." --The Washington Times"Modesitt not only entertains us with breathtaking adventure, but also gives us food for thought about the character of war and its effects on the human condition." --RTBook Reviews"Modesitt is capable of turning out provocative, entertaining SF" --Publishers Weekly"Modesitt has created a meticulously detailed military-sf adventure that confronts the ethical reasons behind war but maintains a strong focus on the warrior-of-tomorrow's daily life." --Library Journal"The Parafaith War delves deep beneath the self-justifying veneers of two societies that believe rigidly in their own moral superiority. Not quite fantasy, not quite SF, perhaps not even science fantasy, although this depends on how you define these subgenres. Ostensibly it's SF. Outstanding SF. But as you may have guessed, it's more than that. You will learn from The Parafaith War. It may even change the way you think about things. Read it and reap." --Geocities"L.E. Modesitt, Jr., has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter. His world is complex and believable, and his characters crackle with life. The Parafaith War is a well-crafted study of society and personality." --Affaire de Coeur "Acomplex social parable... An intelligent, thought-provoking and well-writtentale, with some very clever ideas indeed." --SFX"Echoes of both Joe Haldeman's The Forever War and Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers: dense, gritty, strong on technical detail." --Kirkus Reviews"Mr. Modesitt's novel is a thoughtful commentary on the comparative influences of science and religion in the human story." --The Washington Times"Modesitt not only entertainsus with breathtaking adventure, but also gives us food for thought about thecharacter of war and its effects on the human condition." --RTBook Reviews"With echoes of both JoeHaldeman's The Forever War and RobertA. Heinlein's Starship Troopers dense gritty, strong on technical detail." --KirkusReviews"Modesitt is capable ofturning out provocative, entertaining SF" --PublishersWeekly"Modesitt has created ameticulously detailed military-sf adventure that confronts the ethical reasonsbehind war but maintains a strong focus on the warrior-of-tomorrow's dailylife." --LibraryJournal"TheParafaith War delves deep beneath the self-justifying veneers of twosocieties that believe rigidly in their own moral superiority. Not quitefantasy, not quite SF, perhaps not even science fantasy, although this dependson how you define these subgenres. Ostensibly it's SF. Outstanding SF. But asyou may have guessed, its more than that. You will learn from The Parafaith War. It may even changethe way you think about things. Read it and reap." --Geocities"L.E. Modesitt, Jr., has a knack forgetting to the heart of the matter. His world is complex and believable, andhis characters crackle with life. TheParafaith War is a well-crafted study of society and personality." --Affaire de Coeur8? Echoes of both Joe Haldeman's The Forever War and Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers: dense, gritty, strong on technical detail. Kirkus Reviews Mr. Modesitt's novel is a thoughtful commentary on the comparative influences of science and religion in the human story. The Washington Times"show more

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1,275 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 34% (429)
4 37% (472)
3 23% (296)
2 5% (63)
1 1% (15)
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