By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765318572, 352pp.)
Publication Date: March 18, 2008
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This is the first story collection ever from the bestselling fantasy and science fiction writer L. E. Modesitt, Jr. He began publishing as a short story writer in the SF magazines in the 1970s, mostly in Analog. Some of the earliest stories are kernels for his early SF novels, others display the wide range of his talents and interests, from satire to military adventure.
This collection includes selections of stories from his entire career, as well as three new stories that have never been published before: “Black Ordermage,” set in the world of 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 Ghosts of Columbia books.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. lives in Cedar City, Utah.
“The author’s skill in portraying the humanity of characters who possess the power to destroy others with a thought adds a level of verisimilitude and immediacy rarely found in grand-scale fantasy.” —Library Journal “Modesitt is an extremely intelligent writer, possessing remarkable ingenuity at creating systems of magic and a real gift for characterization.” —Booklist “I especially enjoy the way Modesitt writes characters.The details that he shares create believable characters that are both powerful and flawed.” —SFRevu.com “Modesitt’s work shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews “L. E. Modesitt is one of those special authors who brings a great deal to his work: a love of words, an understanding of people and cultures, and an interest in great stories and ideas. It shows in every line of his tale.” —David Farland