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The Resource The Elysium Commission, L.E. Modesitt, Jr

The Elysium Commission, L.E. Modesitt, Jr

Label
The Elysium Commission
Title
The Elysium Commission
Statement of responsibility
L.E. Modesitt, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Storyline
Tone
Review
  • A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe with a utopian city, Elysium, on one of its planets. Why? For whom? And why is an exceedingly dubious entertainment mogul subsidizing him? Special-ops-soldier turned analyst-detective Blaine Donne is hustling along, trying to keep commissions ahead of expenses. A series of apparently unrelated queries he is hired to handle all points to Elysium and the entertainment consortium Eloi Enterprises. Then theres an attack on his life. With a well-realized world, an original plot twist, and a cliff-hanger ending--space opera by a first-class librettist. -- Frieda Murray (Reviewed 02-15-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 12, p45)
  • Modesitt's action-packed space opera–cum–hard-boiled detective story (after 2006's Soarer's Choice ) stars Blaine Donne, retired special operative who solves problems for the wealthy by day and fights crime by night on the planet Devanta. While tracking down missing heiresses, checking on a pal's patent infringement case and doing a background check on a client's granddaughter's unsuitable fiancé, he discovers connections among several commissions. Blaine's pal ends up dead, and Blaine realizes that he's also been hired to look into the project that's illegally using his friend's technology for momentous purposes. Even as several attempts on his life leave him more curious than ever, the political situation on the planet Devanta destabilizes, and he makes full use of his special ops skills in a final caper to save the planet. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed November 6, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 44, p39)
  • When former military special operative Blaine Donne takes up private investigation on the planet Devanta, he encounters a series of mysteries involving a woman with no past or present. Discovery of the creation of a contiguous universe by a brilliant scientist backed by funds from an unknown source draw Donne into a dangerous conflict that threatens to erupt into an interstellar war. Prolific sf author Modesitt (the "Spellsong Cycle") creates a far-future tale of intrigue and mystery featuring a tough but admirable sleuth. In all likelihood, future installments will follow this sturdy addition to most sf collections. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed December 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 20, p115)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154161
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Modesitt, L. E.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O264
LC item number
E94 2007
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Imaginary wars and battles
Target audience
adult
Label
The Elysium Commission, L.E. Modesitt, Jr
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Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
  • "A sci fi essential book"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
624499
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765317209
Lccn
2006033986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765317209
  • (OCoLC)73140223
Label
The Elysium Commission, L.E. Modesitt, Jr
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
  • "A sci fi essential book"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
624499
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765317209
Lccn
2006033986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765317209
  • (OCoLC)73140223

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