Adiamante (Paperback)

Author: Modesitt, L. E.

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After 10,000 years in exile, the cyber-warriors return in their fleet of spaceships to the planet that rejected them--Earth. Now "how can the manifestly decent people of Old Earth defend themselves against aggression without violating their deeply held beliefs?" ("The New York Times").

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Publisher Tor Books
Mfg Part# 9780812545586
SKU 30332970
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812545583
Release Date 3/1/1998
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
L.E. Modesitt
Born in 1943 as Leland Exter, L. E. Modesitt studied poetry at Williams College in Massachusetts, graduating with a B.A. in 1965. He joined the navy as a pilot that same year, eventually attaining the rank of lieutenant before leaving in 1969. He began graduate studies at the University of Denver in 1970, but left for the world of politics, working on the campaign trail. His first story was published in 1973, the same year that he became a legislative assistant first for U.S. Congressman Bill Armstrong and then for Ken Kramer. Modesitt married Christina Gribben in 1977, and the couple eventually had eight children. Briefly, he held a position at Georgetown University as a lecturer, but in 1981, he went to work for the Environmental Protection Agency. Modesitt's first novel, THE FIRES OF PARATIME, was published in 1982. He has since published a number of series and stand-alone novels, including the highly regarded Recluse series. In 1989, Modesitt left Washington, D.C., where he had lived since starting at the E.P.A., and met a lyric soprano whom he married (he and his first wife were divorced several years earlier). Modesitt's 1994 novel OF TANGIBLE GHOSTS, alludes to something of a fictionalized version of the couple's romance in the context of its larger concerns. That novel's sequel, THE GHOST OF THE REVELATOR, follows the heroes--a professor and his singer wife--as they visit Utah, a permanent move that the Modesitts made themselves in 1993.
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"..thoughtful, persuasive, challenging absorbing work:Modesitt's best so far."
"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."
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Annotation In the distant future, the three types of humanoids that lived on Earth suffered a ghastly war and expelled one group, the cybs, who have machine-enhanced physical and mental characteristics. The cybs return bent on vengeance, but they find a radically different earth than the one they left. Any display of power must now be counteracted with an equal penance of drudgery. How will they fare?
Editors Note Earth, the peaceful capital of a long-fallen interstellar empire, is confronted by deadly violence when the warships of a former colony attack, and it is up to planetary coordinator Ecktor deJanes to eliminate the menace without violating Earth's non-aggression principles
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