The Ecolitan Enigma (Ecolitan Matter, #4)
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L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s science fiction novels have been pleasing readers for nearly two decades. Among his earlier novels were three books set in the future universe of the Ecolitan Institute. Now Modesitt returns to that world to tell another story of cultural conflict and interstellar diplomacy. The Ecolitan Enigma is sure to thrill his old fans and win new ones.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Tor Science Fiction (first published 1997)
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Eric
The plot was a little squishy at times, but I found it a fun read, 'specially from midway to the end.

It described, in stark terms, the difference between claiming morality versus justification. And, though, tasteless as it may be, you /cannot/ save everyone, and that waiting for justification, while more politically appealing, may be the more morally reprobate course. Though the book describes this in terms of planetary warfare, the idea scales, I think, to more boring realities like healthcare,...more
Jeanine Kennedy
Felt stupid the entire time I was reading it. It was alright not sure i'd read it again.
Pokie
meh. It was a library book. I read it. It was mildly interesting.
John
More eco-politics and commandos.
Aaron
Sequel to The Ecologic Envoy
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L. E. (Leland Exton) Modesitt, Jr. is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, lived in Washington, D.C. for 20 years, then moved to New Hampshire in 1989 where he met his wife. They relocated to Cedar City, Utah in 1993.

He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, u...more
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