The Ecolitan Matter

Ecolitan Prime

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Tor Books is pleased to announce the return of two of bestselling author L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s science fiction novels, The Ecologic Envoy (Tor, 1986) and The Ecolitan Enigma (Tor, 1998), together for the first time in one volume titled ECOLITAN PRIME. A follow-up to 2001’s Empire & Ecolitan (Tor), both of these novels deal with the conflict between the old, corrupt interstellar Empire and the Ecolitan Institute of the planet Accord.

Four hundred years after winning secession from the Terran Empire, the star system Accord wants to sign a simple trade treaty with the Empire on microchip export tariffs. But if the agreement is so minor, why is Professor Nathaniel Whaler—chief economist at the Ecolitan Institute, and his world’s top commando killer—chosen Accord’s envoy? Because the Imperial capitol is a maddening bureaucracy of sniveling diplomats, high profile figureheads, powers behind the throne, and spies—everywhere, spies. So the Envoy has to face red tape, politics, prejudice—and a gauntlet of kidnappers, assassins, snipers, and bombs. And some Ministry—but which?—doesn’t want the treaty.

In fact, some in the Empire still blame Accord for Earth’s poisoning and for the defection of fifty star systems after the war between Imperial nuclear might and Ecolitan bio-ecological weaponry. A hidden cabal wants to fight that war again—even if, this time, the entire galaxy dies.

Only Nathaniel Whaler, the Ecologic Envoy, has the power to stop the catastrophe.

ECOLITAN PRIME, together with Empire & Ecolitan completes Modesitt’s series and shows why reviewers have said, “Modesitt provides the very best in science fiction.”

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L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
A Tor Trade Paperback
0-765-30898-3 / $17.95
November 2003