The One-Eyed Man

A Fugue, with Winds and Accompaniment

By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765335449, 364pp.)

Publication Date: September 17, 2013

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The colony world of Stittara is no ordinary planet. For the interstellar Unity of the Ceylesian Arm, Stittara is the primary source of anagathics: drugs that have more than doubled the human life span. But the ecological balance that makes anagathics possible on Stittara is fragile, and the Unity government has a vital interest in making sure the flow of longevity drugs remains uninterrupted, even if it means uprooting the human settlements.

Offered the job of assessing the ecological impact of the human presence on Stittara, freelance consultant Dr. Paulo Verano jumps at the chance to escape the ruin of his personal life. He gets far more than he bargained for: Stittara's atmosphere is populated with skytubes--gigantic, mysterious airborne organisms that drift like clouds above the surface of the planet. Their exact nature has eluded humanity for centuries, but Verano believes his conclusions about Stittara may hinge on understanding the skytubes' role in the planet's ecology--if he survives the hurricane winds, distrustful settlers, and secret agendas that impede his investigation at every turn.

"The One-Eyed Man is "a thrilling new far-future science fiction novel from "New York Times "bestseller L. E. Modesitt, Jr.




About the Author
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.
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