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  1. Amy VanGundy Amy VanGundy says:

    I m a sucker for Modesitt I find them sosoothing They re a bit predictable and have a fairly set cast of characters but somehow the changes between worlds and plots are always enjoyable.


  2. Chip Hunter Chip Hunter says:

    After reading most of Modesitt s Saga of Recluce, I thought I would check out some of his science fiction The Ecolitan Matter series had received good marks, so when I found this omnibus edition with the first two books, I decided to give it a try Both books are heavy on philosophy and light on action, and have both positive and negative aspects The major focus of these books is in examining the justification of extreme violence in the name of survival and freedom A heavy topic.In THE ECOLIT After reading most of Modesitt s Saga of Recluce, I thought I would check out some of his science fiction The Ecolitan Matter series had received good marks, so when I found this omnibus edition with the first two books, I decided to give it a try Both books are heavy on philosophy and light on action, and have both positive and negative aspects The major focus of these books is in examining the justification of extreme violence in the name of survival and freedom A heavy topic.In THE ECOLITAN OPERATION published 1989 , the story follows Major Jimjoy Earl Wright III, a brilliant and ruthless Imperial special operative, through a series of worldview changing events, where his victory at any cost methods get him on the wrong side of his own government Unfortunately for the government, they choose to take a rather indirect approach to handling Jimjoy s termination, and he is able to overcome impossible odds to not only survive, but to take out a sizeable portion of the Empire s forces in doing so Jimjoy ends up befriending and eventually joining a group of ideological independents known as the Ecolitans This is an exciting story whose central character, while like able, is hard not to condemn for his wholesale killing of mostly innocent people 3 stars In THE ECOLOGIC SECESSION published in 1990 , Jimjoy has taken on a new identity as James Joyson Whaler II, Professor at the Ecologic Institute He proceeds to convince his new allies that the Empire will not abide their independence, and that they need to take the fight to the giant JJ spends most of this book arguing for drastic action to be taken against the Empire, and ends up encouraging the development of weapons of mass destruction to be used on Old Earth A love story blossoms here as well, between JJ and another Ecolitan with a troubled past This softens the main character, but doesn t sway his hard line view of the world nor dissuade his view of Victory at Any Cost This second book was predictable and repetitive, hammering on the same issues continually 2 stars Some aspects of these novels were familiar from the Recluce saga The heavy reliance on textual sound effects, something Modesitt has toned down in hisrecent work, was very much on display here Whzzz , Thrum , Crrrump give reading this book and many of his other books the feeling of a Batman comic book And your eyes can t help noticing a AAAAAIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE on the next page, giving good warning to what should be a shocking surprise Another familiar aspect was the near total absence of what the characters are thinking Modesitt feels very little need to reveal the minds of his characters, so you mostly just watch JJ creatively solve complex problems without understanding what he is doing or why This was something I had found annoying about some of the Recluce books, and I found it annoying here too I would much rather feel like I understood a character s intentions before the act is done And the same goes for his motivations and feelings On the other hand, a very positive aspect of THE ECOLITAN OPERATION and THE ECOLOGIC SECESSION was the use of cool and feasible seeming technology From weapons to clothing to space flight, the tech here was right on, and inclines me to seek outModesitt SF.The Ecololitan Matter series continues with The Ecologic Envoy and The Ecolitan Enigma Ecolitan Matter , collected together in the omnibus, ASIN 0765308983 Ecolitan Prime


  3. Kristin Kristin says:

    Writing 2Story 1Satisfaction 1I ve heard that you have to be in a certain mood to enjoy L.E Modesitt s writing style It might just be that I m never in that mood because I always find his writing to be rambling The ridiculously named Jimjoy is a secret agent who has recently toppled a government under orders from his Empire superiors However the casualty rate of the operation was so high that his superiors decide that Jimjoy needs to go and they send him on a surveilance mission to the Writing 2Story 1Satisfaction 1I ve heard that you have to be in a certain mood to enjoy L.E Modesitt s writing style It might just be that I m never in that mood because I always find his writing to be rambling The ridiculously named Jimjoy is a secret agent who has recently toppled a government under orders from his Empire superiors However the casualty rate of the operation was so high that his superiors decide that Jimjoy needs to go and they send him on a surveilance mission to the planet Accord, a base where the Ecolitan Institute is located and thought to be rebellious Then they try to kill him a couple times but Jimjoy is apparently not only just a sneaky kind of secret agent but also a matrix esque Neo figure and manages to arrive unharmed His personality is arrogant in a weird way and they spend the first third of the first book with him denying working from the Empire at all but speaking in hypotheticals like say I was working for the Empire It gets annoying quickly but it s less annoying than having him constantly referred to in pronoun form for the first few chapters I finished the first half of the first book and nothing really happened up to that point I kept falling asleep while reading it so I ve given up


  4. Brad Brad says:

    I had a hard time with the pacing of this book Lots of boring stuff happens, and then pow we re in the middle of a quick action sequence It was sometimes hard to tell when different things were happening in relation to each other I never felt like I knew enough about the setting or the characters, and as a result had a hard time caring about them and what was going on.This is a rare thing, almost unheard of, in fact I never give up on books Ever And maybe I need to learn to do it if I m I had a hard time with the pacing of this book Lots of boring stuff happens, and then pow we re in the middle of a quick action sequence It was sometimes hard to tell when different things were happening in relation to each other I never felt like I knew enough about the setting or the characters, and as a result had a hard time caring about them and what was going on.This is a rare thing, almost unheard of, in fact I never give up on books Ever And maybe I need to learn to do it if I m ever going to get through my to read queue So a little applause for me would be appreciated as a do something new for me Here s to overcoming my OCD Baby steps Maybe I ll try the book again later, but no promises


  5. Michael Michael says:

    This book was originally published as a duology The Ecologic Operation and The Ecologic Secessionsearch under these titles forreviews , but the transition between the two books is seamless so reprinting as a single book works well.This book keeps you turning the pages with interesting characters, great action scenes, and a nicely tuned plot If you are an avid book reader you will find similarities in style and plot to a number of other great series such as Isaac Asimov s Foundation Tr This book was originally published as a duology The Ecologic Operation and The Ecologic Secessionsearch under these titles forreviews , but the transition between the two books is seamless so reprinting as a single book works well.This book keeps you turning the pages with interesting characters, great action scenes, and a nicely tuned plot If you are an avid book reader you will find similarities in style and plot to a number of other great series such as Isaac Asimov s Foundation Trilogy, Piers Anthony s Bio of a Space Tyrant, and Chris Brunch s Matador.You might also want to check out The Ecologic Envoy which takes place 400 years after this book


  6. Lynne Lynne says:

    Overall, I enjoyed this book or rather, these two books But it did have some pacing problems Several times I had a real compulsion to skip or skim for several paragraphs But I enjoyed the world, enjoyed the characters, thought the plot was good even if it should have been trimmed An ok book.


  7. Larry Larry says:

    Actually two novels in one, the first book I felt was a little all over the place However the tale evolves in the second book Well worth the time and I m looking forward to reading the next two novels in this series.


  8. Steve Steve says:

    Ecolitan


  9. Jonathan Lupa Jonathan Lupa says:

    Overall a very enjoyable book,however some parts of the second half were a bit slow.Anyways,a good execution of military SciFi.


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Empire & Ecolitan ❴Reading❵ ➿ Empire & Ecolitan Author L.E. Modesitt Jr. – Buyprobolan50.co.uk This is an omnibus of two early novels in New York Times bestselling author LE Modesitt s Ecolitan Matter series, The Ecolitan Operation and The Ecologic Secession Major Jimjoy Earle Wright, secret ag This is an omnibus of two early novels in New York Times bestselling author LE Modesitt s Ecolitan Matter series, The Ecolitan Operation and The Ecologic Secession Major Empire & eBook ´ Jimjoy Earle Wright, secret agent of the Empire, succeeds all too well in overthrowing a military dictatorship and the result is a new government inimical to the Empire and disgrace for Jimjoy After two assassination attempts, Jimjoy realizes that his worst enemies could become his best friends Fighting his way to safety within the Ecolitan Institute, he becomes James Joyson Whaler, Ecolitan, joining a war of independence against the inconceivably superior forces of the EmpireOther Series by LE Modesitt, JrThe Saga of RecluceThe Imager PortfolioThe Corean ChroniclesThe Spellsong CycleThe Ghost booksThe Ecolitan MatterThe Forever HeroTimegod s WorldOther 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.