This is the first story collection ever from bestselling fantasy and science fiction writer L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Modesitt began publishing short fiction in the science fiction magazines in the 1970s, and this collection includes a selection of stories from the whole of his career. Some of the early stories are kernels for his early science fiction novels, others display the wide range of his talents and interests, from satire to military adventure. This book also contains three new stories that have never been published before: "Black Ordermage," set in Modesitt's best-selling "Recluce" series; "Beyond the Obvious Wind," set in his Corean Chronicles universe; and "Always Outside the Lines," which is related to the Ghost of Columbia books. The hardcover edition generated many enthusiastic reviews, often including in-depth assessments of his entire career. "Viewpoints Critical" is an excellent introduction to the work of one of the major science fiction and fantasy writers publishing today.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
- 14 Apr 2009
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"An excellent showcase of a very fine writer's highest quality work" - Publishers Weekly (Starred review)."
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.