Search Results: "Jr. Modesitt"


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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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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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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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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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THE MAGIC OF RECLUCE by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 1991

"Modesitt also avoids the simple equation of order with good and chaos with evil—in Lerris's world, as in ours, a good balance is the best formula—and this more mature insight distinguishes his novel from the run-of-the-mill fantasies."
Modesitt's first venture into fantasy (and hard-cover) is an interesting variation on some traditional fantasy themes, with a touch of his own science-fictional outlook. Read full book review >

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IMAGER by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Slow to start and drearily didactic in places, but Modesitt's capacity to wring new surprises from stock ideas remains undiminished."
The prolific Modesitt (Mage-Guard of Hamor, 2008, etc.) kicks off a new fantasy series that boasts an early modern setting—think Victorian times without the pollution. Read full book review >

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THE PARAFAITH WAR by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"With echoes of both Joe Haldeman's The Forever War and Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers: dense, gritty, strong on technical detail if rather predictably plotted, and certainly worth a try for star-warrior types."
Far-future interstellar war yarn from the author of Of Tangible Ghosts (1994), etc. The planets of the Eco-Tech Coalition are under siege by the teeming, lower-tech, religious-fanatic Revenants of the Prophet. Read full book review >

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THE ELYSIUM COMMISSION by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"Some brisk action closes the proceedings, but otherwise, mediocre problems and solutions—our hero has little idea how to Google for information and spends most of his time asking his friends for gossip."
Far-future Mr. Fix-it gets into hot water—a familiar Modesitt (The Eternity Artifact, 2005, etc.) scenario here given a trudging workout. 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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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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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 >