Search Results: "Jr. Modesitt"


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GHOST OF THE WHITE NIGHTS by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Another of Modesitt's alternate-world yarns where the US never cohered, and ghosts are not only real but the subject of scientific study (The Ghost of the Revelator, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ORDER by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1998

"A quality series that's settled into a pleasantly understated, modestly involving groove."
Another episode—the eighth so far—in Modesitt's continuing battle between White (Chaos) magic and Dark (Order) magic (most recently, The Chaos Balance, 1997). Read full book review >

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ADIAMANTE by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though the cybs and their lifestyle remain somewhat diffuse, this is thoughtful, persuasive, challenging, absorbing work: Modesitt's best so far."
Far-future clash-of-empires yarn from the author of the Recluce fantasy series (most recently, Fall of Angels, p. 496) and The Parafaith War (1995), etc. Thousands of years ago, three types of humans lived on Old Earth: the draffs, or common people; cybs with their machine-enhanced bodies and senses; and the demis, whose godlike mental powers derived from various computer and energy nets. Read full book review >

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LEGACIES by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Solidly engrossing, if too dependent on luck and coincidence, with a robust and consistent backdrop: a satisfyingly self-contained inaugural volume that skillfully sets up the sequels."
Following his fine Archform: Beauty (p. 625), Modesitt kicks off a new series that, like the Recluce yarns, curiously but plausibly blends fantasy and SF. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW SORCERESS by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Soggy dialogue and paper-thin descriptive passages, hobbled further by Modesitt's annoying habit of noting little more about his characters than their all-too-numerous smiles, frowns, and facial grimaces."
A new triology extending, but not improving, Modesitt's well-regarded Spellsong Cycle (Darksong Rising, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCION OF CYADOR by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

The 11th in Modesitt's Saga of Recluce fantasy series, this one conceptually and chronologically hard on the heels of Magi'i of Cyador (p. 344). Read full book review >

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MAGI'I OF CYADOR by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Or—since they're easier, cheaper, and more convenient to market than standalone books with new settings and ideas—do publishers encourage authors to write them?"
Magi'i Of Cyador ($27.95; Apr.; 544 pp.; 0-312-87226-7): Tenth installment of Modesitt's huge Saga of Recluce fantasy (Colors of Chaos, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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COLORS OF CHAOS by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"It's a pity, though, that the talented and versatile Modesitt didn't choose to write something new."
Doorstopper addition to Modesitt's already huge fantasy series exploring the struggle between White Chaos magic and Black Order magic on a planet colonized by survivors of a spaceship crash. Read full book review >

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THE SOPRANO SORCERESS by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 1997

"Sequels are supererogatory; the publishers threaten them nonetheless."
A new fantasy from the versatile author of Adiamante (p. 1108), the Recluce series, etc. Here, blond, middle-aged soprano Anna Marshall finds herself whirled away from everyday Ames, Iowa, to another world in which the country of Defalk is threatened with invasion by evil Dark Monks from neighboring Ebra. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF CHAOS by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A rather maudlin installment, although by now fans should be familiar with Modesitt's constant, eccentric, and quite pointless switches in narrative voice and tense."
More than a century has passed since the action of The Order War (Jan. 1995), as Modesitt continues his struggle between Chaos (white magic) and Order (black magic). Read full book review >

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THE ORDER WAR by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"After a plodding start, things soon pick up, and there's one major improvement: Modesitt has—finally- -ditched his auto-destructive present-tense narrative."
Another of Modesitt's yarns about the continuing struggle between black-magic Order and white-magic Chaos (The Magic Engineer, p. 104, etc.). Read full book review >