Forever Hero (Forever Hero Series #1-3)

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L. E. Modesitt, Jr's first major work was a trilogy of SF adventure novels published as paperback originals in the 1980s: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight. Together they form The Forever Hero.

Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers an abandoned wasteland inhabited only by a few degenerate or mutated human outcasts. But among them is a boy of immense native intelligence...

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The Forever Hero: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, In Endless Twilight

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Overview

L. E. Modesitt, Jr's first major work was a trilogy of SF adventure novels published as paperback originals in the 1980s: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight. Together they form The Forever Hero.

Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers an abandoned wasteland inhabited only by a few degenerate or mutated human outcasts. But among them is a boy of immense native intelligence and determination who is captured, taken in, and educated, and disappears—to grow up to become the force behind a plan to make Earth flower again. He is, if not immortal, at least very long-lived, and he plans to build an independent power base out in the galaxy and force the galactic empire to devote centuries and immense resources to the restoration of the ecology of Earth.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Modesitt provides the very best in science fiction—thrilling adventure viewed through the crucible of the human spirit."-Romantic Times
From the Publisher

"Modesitt provides the very best in science fiction--thrilling adventure viewed through the crucible of the human spirit."-Romantic Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312868383
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Forever Hero Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 795,019
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

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In the west wing of the tower of time, abandoned as it is by the keepers of the clock, lies an ancient key. Not an impressive long steel shaft is this key, but a small volume, a compendium of pages enameled against the ravages of the decades and the centuries.

The book has no title, no preface, no table of contents, nor any title embossed on its black spine, nor even printed pages evenly matched and marching end to end.

What is it, you ask?

That question must hold for another. The other question? What is the tower of time? For there are no towers left on Old Earth, only the rambling farms, the sweep of grass, the ramparts of the west mountains, and a few score towns nestled into their restored places in history. There is only a single shuttle field…without a tower.

This tower of time rears backward into history, not into the dark starred nights that are so cold to one used to the light-strewn nights on planets that once belonged to the Empire. Backward into history, you say? How far?

Far enough. Back to the time when purple landspouts raged the high plains, back to the time when boulders fell like rain, and when the devilkids were the only beings who dared to run the hillocks outside the shambletowns.…

Yes, that far. Back to the days of the captain.…

The Myth of the Rebuilding

Alarde D'Lorina

New Augusta, 4539 N.E.C.

This book consists of the novels Dawn for a Distant Earth, copyright © 1987 by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.,

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Table of Contents

Dawn for a Distant Earth 5
The Silent Warrior 287
In Endless Twilight 505
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    So so, if you can get past the typos

    Wonderful story compromised by a sloppy scanning job. There are hundreds of not thousands of typos caused by scanning errors. After a bit you can actually read along and ignore the errors, which start to look something, like a foreign language. Occasionally the scanner software will slip in a real word as a bad guess with comic results. If you are interested in the story, buy the paperback...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2010

    Excellent story, but mediocre text scanning

    I have this book in paperback and have read it once before. I bought this eBook version to read on the road. Like most of Modesitt's works, this has an amazing story, and it has a rich backstory and one of the grandest scopes of any series short of Asimov's "Foundation" (after all, it IS called the "Forever Hero"). However, all the praise must be tempered by the letdown inherent in this eBook copy. A simple proofread with basic find/replace editing would have made this a MUCH easier read. Many simple, common words could have been repaired from the mis-scanned butchery in this copy. I wouldn't have such a problem with this if the eBook cost less than an actual physical copy. If they can take the time to proof a physical copy before printing it, they sure as heck could spare the time for a digital copy that would net FAR more profit. This is inexcusable, and I can only hope that this isn't going to be the norm for B&N's eBooks.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2010

    Good story, Bad Editing.

    While I am in no way qualified to actually break down and analyze the different aspects of the novel, I was disappointed and irritated by the editing. I don't know whether it was only the ebook version or not, but almost every time the letters "t" and "i" were paired together in a word it was changed to "d". I may be missing some writing style or theme that would involve having to give those words a double take, but I doubt it. I think rather that this is an example of poor quality control on the part of the publisher.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    Excellent

    I am not much on the SciFi stuff, but after reading the Recluce series, I gave this a read. It was great! I couldn't put it down. I ended up reading the entire trilogy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2001

    What Sci-Fi/Fant Is All About

    A friend of mine gave me a fairly used copy of 'In Endless Twilight' several years ago. As I read it, I found myself caught up in the life of 'The Forever Hero', sometimes wishing I was him and other times very glad that I am not. And although I can recall the ending of the story well, I am very interested in learning of our hero's origin. Therefore, I was very happy to find that the trilogy has been reprinted.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2000

    This book is not for those who have no imagination!

    This book is about how one person,by circumstance, explores the good and bad sides of a far distant and diferent world than the one we live in today. It has to do with the life of one unloved and persicuted boy who lifts and carries a people on his back. He becomes the stuff of legend and carries the reader along for the ride.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Venom

    Go to sixth result skadi. War zone is locked out of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Good value

    The series is combined into one eBook most likely because it is not one of
    Modessit's best selling series. If you are a Sierra Club member or a ecoradical, you will love it. It is an interesting read, however

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    Very good read

    I enjoyed this book tremendously. Reminds me a lot of EE "Doc" Smiths Lensman series, with a more modern take. Gerswin is just a great character and the way he ends up is exactly how I believe any real person in his shoes would end up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 1999

    The worst book I ever read

    this was the worst book I ever read.

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