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Coming Soon! “The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment” by L. E. Modesitt

Amazon has the awesome cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment by L. E. Modesitt .

Here’s the synopsis:

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.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (September 17, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0765335441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765335449
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5 Comments on Coming Soon! “The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment” by L. E. Modesitt

  1. The cover’s a painting by John Jude Palencar. David Hartwell commissioned a number of authors to write stories based on it. Modesitt was one of those, and he ended up writing so much material that he developed it into a novel, in addition to his short story entitled “New World Blues”). The other authors who participated in the “Palencar Project” weren’t too shabby either :

  2. Book sounds more along his space-set stuff.(Empire & Ecolitan, and such)

  3. Stephen J. // May 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm //

    Sounds like an interesting book, but I liked it better when I read it in the 1980s, when it was called DUNE.

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