Adiamante

ISBN-10: 0812545583
ISBN-13: 9780812545586
Edition: 1998
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Description: This science fiction story is set in the future where Earth is the capital of an abandoned interstellar empire. The people of Earth have built a new non-aggressive society which is put to the test when enemy warships threaten to destroy the planet.

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 3/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

This science fiction story is set in the future where Earth is the capital of an abandoned interstellar empire. The people of Earth have built a new non-aggressive society which is put to the test when enemy warships threaten to destroy the planet.

Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr., was born on October 19, 1943 in Denver to Leland Exton and Nancy Lila Modesitt. He was educated at Williams College and earned a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Modesitt's career has included stints as a navy lieutenant, a market research analyst, and a real estate sales associate. He has also held various positions within the U.S. government as a legislative assistant and as director of several agencies. In the early 1980s, he was a lecturer in science fiction writing at Georgetown University. After graduation, Modesitt began to write, but he did not have a novel published until he was 39 years old. He believes that a writer must "simultaneously entertain, educate and inspire... [failing any one of these goals], the book will fall flat." A part-time writer, he produces an average of one book per year, but he would eventually like to write full-time. The underlying themes of many of his science fiction novels are drawn from his work in government work and involve the various aspects of power and how it changes the people and the structure of government. Usually, his protagonist is an average individual with hero potential. Much of his "Forever Hero Trilogy"--Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight--is based on his experiences working with the Environmental Protection Agency. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title Princeps.

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