Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in
Published: August 5, 2008
Publisher: Tor Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765317206
ISBN - 13: 9780765317209
About the Book
A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to the Milky Way, along with a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes, though, a utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist?
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Chapter One All cities have their shadows, as do all souls. Under the stars of the Arm, murmurs drifted up from the promenade overlooking the Nouvelle Seine. The red tinge of the full second moon - Bergerac - lent a smokiness to the night. Voltaire had already set. The gray stone walk that bordered Les Jardins des Sorores was a favorite for poor lovers, those young and not so young. The sweet scent of honey lilies filled the late-evening air. It gave the South Bank a grace it lacked in the light of day. At night, in my grays, I often stroll the streets of Thurene in the shadows. Call it a habit. Call it repentance. Call it penance. Call it what you will. Being who I am, I find it necessary. Some might call it slumming, but the South Bank isn''t that low, not unless you''re Princesse Odilia. Or one of the Sorores. Or an aristo of commerce. I didn''t lurk in the shadows of the hedges and topiary. That wasn''t necessary. In my grays, few could see me unless they concentrated, and those enjoying the promenade were not inclined to look beyond their companions. They felt they did not need to look elsewhere. The Garda''s hidden monitors made certain that no malefactor escaped. That did not deter all malefaction, not where the perfume of hearts and jealousy mingled. Beneath a yew trimmed into a fleur-de-coueur -not that most would notice- two lovers embraced. They clung so tightly that even I could not tell sex or attributes. With a smile, I stepped through the stone gates that marke
From the Publisher
L.E. Modesitt returns to SF with a whole new future world on
the brink of destruction.
A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a
small universe contiguous to ours --and a utopian city on one of
the planets. The question becomes, though, an utopia for whom? And
why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist? More
critical than that, does this new universe require the destruction
of a portion --or all -- of our universe in order to grow and
stabilize? Blaine Donne is a retired military special operative now
devoted to problem-solving for hire. He investigates a series of
seemingly unrelated mysteries that arise with the arrival of a
woman with unlimited resources who has neither a present nor a
The more he investigates, the more questions arise, including
the role of the two heiresses who are more -- and less -- than they
seem, and the more Donne is pushed inexorably toward an explosive
solution and a regional interstellar war.
About the Author
L.E. MODESITT, JR. lives in Cedar City, Utah.
Praise for The Eternity
"A glorious space opera ." --Chronicle
"Captivating far-future tale of life in space, from the author of
Flash. . . .Modesitt''s prose is lively. . . .A must-read
for Modesitt fans, as well as those of Jack McDevitt and Arthur C.
Clarke." -Kirkus, starred review
"Shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and
realistic world-building . . . .rip-roaring space adventure . . .
.a must-read for fans of interstellar fiction." -Romantic Times
"A powerful novel on a sweeping, mysterious stage."--Dave
"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 on The Eternity
"Superior science-fiction adventure writing. The plot moves
compellingly, the characters are distinct and idenitifiable."
-Science Fiction Weekly on The Eternity