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by L. E. Modesitt

  • ISBN: 0765308029
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: L. E. Modesitt
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • FB2 size: 1885 kb
  • EPUB size: 1465 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 163
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L E. Modesitt, Jr. A tom doherty associates book new york. This is a work of fiction.

L E. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Many factions including the Eco-Tech Coalition, the Revenants of the Prophet ("revs") and the Taran Empire are engaged in escalating conflict over territory and their competing social philosophies

Modesitt has created a meticulously detailed military-sf adventure that confronts the ethical reasons behind war but maintains a strong focus on the s daily life.

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L. E. Modesitt Jr. Set in the same universe as The Parafaith War (but two centuries later, and intended to be read independently), The Ethos Factor is the story of Commander Van C. Albert of the Republic Space Force of Taran, a brave and resourceful officer who once defeated a larger enemy ship but indirectly caused the loss of a civilian liner in the process. L. Now for the first time in one big volume, two novels of Dr. Johan Eschbach, professor at a small college in the northeast and secret agent for the government of Columbia.

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Tor Books is pleased to announce the publication of THE ETHOS EFFECT an all-new science fiction novel from bestselling author . Set in the same universe as Modesitt’s earlier novel, The Parafaith War (Tor 1997), THE ETHOS EFFECT takes place two centuries later and stands on its own. Commander Van C. Albert of the Republic Space Force of Taran is known as a brave and resourceful officer. However, a civilian liner was recently lost during a struggle between Van’s ship and a larger enemy ship and he was held responsible for the tragic loss.

Set in the same universe as The Parafaith War (but two centuries later, and intended to be read independently), The Ethos Factor is the story of Commander Van C. Albert of the Republic Space Force of Taran, a brave and resourceful officer who once defeated a larger enemy ship but indirectly caused the loss of a civilian liner in the process. Cleared by the board of inquiry, but an embarrassment to the high command, he retains his commission but is given only dead-end assignments. For a time, he must watch helplessly as cold war among economic, religious and political rivals evolves toward interstellar open warfare.Assigned as a military attaché at the Taran embassy on Scandya, Van is seriously wounded foiling an assassination. Decorated, promoted and summarily retired while still in a coma, he wakes to find himself honorably but intolerably unemployed. Then the harmless sounding Integrated Information Systems foundation of the Eco-Tech Coalition recruits him to fly a starship, Van finds he now has a powerful new vantage point not just for observation, but for action. The IIS has interests everywhere and Van is not just a pilot, but their point man in a conflict that will shake the worlds.Modesitt uses a distinctive blend of space battles, political and economic intrigue, and issues of race and religion to address deep questions of good and evil, ethics and self-interest. Van Albert makes his decisions; it is for you to decide if he is a hero.
Reviews about The Ethos Effect (7):
Nalmetus
Truly in excellent book. It is rare in my experience for main characters to be of color. Obviously if you read parafaith war (the 1st novel in this set) you know that the subject of race, culture and religion and the discrimination against and oppression of the other plays a role in the story line. I love all but one of Modesitt's books (couldn't quite get in to Green Progression) but this one stands out for me as one of my favorites. Okay that isnt really true. I have read all of his books and series multiple times and whenever I am reading one it is my favorite. Still this book stands out for me in my sci fi and fantasy reading because as a black person I rarely "see" anyone who looks like me in the genre.
Adaly
My very favorite author. I have reread all his books many times and I have always been captivated. His characters are always well developed. The only negative thing in all his books is the spelling and grammar. He really needs better proofreaders who read every word. The stories are always good and thought provoking, but the many errors in all his books always distracts me.
Ttexav
I hate to give this book such a poor review. "The Parafaith War" is one of my favorite sf novels. This is the sequel. I really wanted to like it, but I didn't. The one star comes from some interesting minor characters, and the first quarter of the book.
Unfortunately, the elements that came together to make tPW a compelling story don't gel here. The book is preachy and the plot is arbitrary with a literal deus ex machina at the end. The few likeable characters and relationships are not drawn in sufficient detail to make you like the book as a whole. The occasional, slightly cryptic quotations that were fascinating in tPW are too obviously pointed preaching in tEE.
Mind you, I don't really disagree with the contents of the sermon, I just object to there being a sermon here at all. Rabid Republican wingnuts should avoid this book like the plague, since you'll also strongly object to the _contents_ of the sermon.
If you haven't read "The Parafaith War", read that instead. I can't honestly recommend this sequel.
Dorintrius
Great sequel to "The Parafaith War." Really enjoyed it.
TheMoonix
Like the author and enjoy reading his books.
Impala Frozen
Excellent book, Modesitt kind of grows onto you; I think that was even better than the Parafaith War, and wish to read further on... recommended!
Molotok
Great book. Well worth the read.
In some ways, this is a sequel to the "Parafaith War." But it is also a sequel to many of his other novels that struggle with a heros ethical response to a corrupt system. As in other novels, the hero makes a self-conscious search for an ethical understanding of how to confront the systematic evil of a culture. Although individual actions are important, a lot of energy is around the context that nourishes evil.
Modesitt also tends to view religion/faith as a hand-maiden of the corrupt ethos, validating oppression of those who are different in race, color or custom.
As in some of his other books, the hero solution is to do massive surgery in society. He eliminates the headquarters of evil along with millions of other not so innocents. Unfortunately, violence tends to be a tempory bandaid. The hero suffers overwhelming guilt and personal destruction, requiring months of reconstruction by super-human agents.
In the "Parafaith War" the hero is described as a "Kristos" figure, although the right term would be a "Jesus" figure.
The "Kristos" or "Anointed by God" referred to the Jesus/redeemer hero who was anointed by "God" as his incarnate son because he was living out "God's" plan for the confrontation of the evil ethos.
The Jesus of Nazareth, confronted the evil ethos by spending 3 years with a small group of trainees building community; personally healing and teaching those who came to him. He choose to confront the evil ethos of his own culture and religious establishment as a martyr(witness) until he was brutally killed by the religious establishment that claimed validation from his God.
At his death, Jesus community of trainees fell apart, until a "risen" Jesus returned to inspire them. He sent his spirit to empower them as communities to continue the non-violent confrontation and witness to the evil ethos. The community of faith witnesses without massive surgery of evil in society.
Of course this is only one interpretation of the "Jesus" response to the evil ethos.
Modesitt is probably my favorite author. I found this book less focused and less powerful than the "Parafaith War"

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