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Ecolitan Prime (Ecolitan Matter) Paperback – 1 Nov 2003
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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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- A supremely competent main character (usually male)
- Deep introspection of the motives and emotions of pretty much any person who comes along
- Layered politics with faction pitted against faction and the supremely competent main character working to unravel it all
- Understated violence, but when it occurs the supremely competent main character has many tricks that render the bad guys impotent
- A liberal dosage of ethical analysis
- A strong leaning toward green radicalism and low environmental footprint policies
His longer books are generally a slow burn, and these are no exception. Truth be told, not much actually happens when you compare it to a pot boiler like "Darknet", which I read immediately before this. But what does happen is told in depth, with dignity and all the little details are provided.
In one sense, these are detective stories. The protagonist is thrust into an unfamiliar world and must apply wits, logic and some little degree of martial arts to work out who has done what to whom and why. In another, they are odes to a soft-touch Government, morals-led lifestyle.
Either way, if you've read Modesitt before then you have a good idea of what you are in for. If not, read the first two novels in this series first, and be prepared for a well developed story with emotional tides that ebb and flow with the characters moods, and always a satisfactory resolution where the good guys come out on top...but at some cost to their integrity, physical well being and moral fortitude.
Modesitt is an outstanding writer and this sequel to Ecolitan & Empire is actually written better--not that the first books were badly written!
The story line covers a future history of the human race as it evolved after the space-bound diaspora. The Empire has control of a significant fraction of the human race and suppresses what would be considered "Green" Technology. The ecolitans on the planet Accord have developed eco-friendly technologies and an ethical framework which poses a risk to the Empire and other non-consensual governing structures. One of those governments plots the downfall of Accord using the Empire's biases and power. The ecolitans respond in non-traditional ways consistent with their ethical framework.
A GREAT read!
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