By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
(Tor Science Fiction, Mass Market Paperback, 9780812545586, 320pp.)
Publication Date: March 1998
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After ten thousand years in exile, the cyber-warriors return in their fleet of spaceships to the planet that rejected them: Earth.
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 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.
"Strong military action, slick social maneuvering, and a good deal of psychological tension."--San Diego Union-Tribune
"Mr. Modesitt does not merely posit a threatened Utopia; he spells out in great detail the rules and regulations that govern daily life....because he dares to be explicit about first principles, the narrative assumes the shape of an intellectual suspense story: how can the manifestly decent people of Old Earth defend themselves against aggression without violating their deeply held beliefs? The answer is both morally persuasive and emotionally wrenching."--The New York Times
"Immensely enjoyable and beautifully written--easily Modesitt's best yet."--Robert J. Sawyer