Excerpt from L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s THE ONE-EYED MAN

Tor.com features an extract from L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s forthcoming The One-Eyed Man today.

Here's the blurb:

The colony world of Stittara is no ordinary planet. For the interstellar Unity of the Ceylesian Arm, Stittara is the primary source of anagathics: drugs that have more than doubled the human life span. But the ecological balance that makes anagathics possible on Stittara is fragile, and the Unity government has a vital interest in making sure the flow of longevity drugs remains uninterrupted, even if it means uprooting the human settlements.

Offered the job of assessing the ecological impact of the human presence on Stittara, freelance consultant Dr. Paulo Verano jumps at the chance to escape the ruin of his personal life. He gets far more than he bargained for: Stittara’s atmosphere is populated with skytubes—gigantic, mysterious airborne organisms that drift like clouds above the surface of the planet. Their exact nature has eluded humanity for centuries, but Verano believes his conclusions about Stittara may hinge on understanding the skytubes’ role in the planet’s ecology—if he survives the hurricane winds, distrustful settlers, and secret agendas that impede his investigation at every turn.

Follow this link to read the extract.

3 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

The cover art style was originally used for the Ian Tregillis Milkweed books.

erin said...

bizarrely similar to the original cover art for Bitter Seeds, not just the style, but the figure, the clothing, the hairstyle, the palette, the location (minus the skulls).

i don't understand why they would recycle the cover like this. the story is not related. it is confusing and deceiving.

Bren said...

I believe that the cover was originally planned for The Coldest War, 2nd book in the Milkweed books. Ian Tregillis talks about it on his blog: http://www.iantregillis.com/index.cfm?blog=393 . It's a beautiful cover and I wonder how much it first "The One-Eyed Man"