Viewpoints Critical : Selected Stories
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 SF 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 SF 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 bestselling "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. Viewpoints Critical is an excellent introduction to the work of one of the major SF and fantasy writers publishing today.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 104 x 170 x 36mm | 226.8g
- 12 Dec 2011
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"This impressive collection of reprints dating back to 1973 and a handful of new stories displays Modesitt's breadth of experience and knowledge to great effect. As in Modesitt's novels, eloquent prose and skilled characterisation are evident" (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.