The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment

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Macmillan, Sep 17, 2013 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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. The One-Eyed Man is a thrilling new far-future science fiction novel from New York Times bestseller L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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Review: The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, with Winds and Accompaniment

User Review  - Andy Davies - Goodreads

An odd book. Very slow to start, seemingly building to nothing with a multitude of peripheral forgettable and almost interchangeable characters all with odd names that have no real point. I can't ... Read full review

Review: The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, with Winds and Accompaniment

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

Ecologist Paulo Verano is offered a contract to study the ecology on a distant world following his messy divorce. Politics and economics come into play as different sides try to influence his study ... Read full review

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L. E. MODESITT, JR., is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and three fantasy series, including the saga of Recluce. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

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