The Ethos Effect

The Ethos Effect

by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
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The Ethos Effect by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

A military science fiction adventure from, L. E. Modesitt, author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce series, set in the universe of The Parafaith War. The Ethos Effect combines hard science fiction adventure with an insightful examination of the relationship between the sacred and the secular.

Set two centuries later, after the events of The Parafaith War, Commander Van C. Albert, the resourceful officer who once defeated a larger enemy ship, indirectly caused the loss of a civilian liner. Cleared by the board of inquiry, but an embarrassment to the high command, he finds himself in dead-end assignments.

Seriously wounded foiling an assassination, Van awakes from a coma to find that he's been decorated, promoted and summarily retired. Looking for new employment, Van will find that a simple piloting job turns him into a point man in a conflict that will shake the worlds.

Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Saga of Recluce
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter
The Forever Hero
Timegod's World

Other Books
The Green Progression
Hammer of Darkness
The Parafaith War
Adiamante
Gravity Dreams
The Octagonal Raven
Archform: Beauty
The Ethos Effect
Flash
The Eternity Artifact
The Elysium Commission
Viewpoints Critical
Haze
Empress of Eternity
The One-Eyed Man
Solar Express

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429913911
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 177,812
File size: 620 KB

About 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.


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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While it is especially useful to have read Modesitt's prior work, 'The Parafaith War', it will also help the reader to be familiar with the Wagnerian opera, 'The Flying Dutchman', and with Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'. As the book's title suggests, ethics is a major theme throughout the story. This is not simplistic -- it is not always easy to know the most ethical action in a given situation, and we are given a non-human viewpoint to further confuse us. In spite of this, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. Minor disappointments were some of the overly glib discussions of economics (I have my doubts that Paul Krugman would agree with Dad Cicero) and what seemed insufficient reader preparation for the finale.