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This is an omnibus of two early novels in New York Times bestselling author L.E. Modesitt's Ecolitan Matter series, The Ecolitan Operation and The Ecologic Secession. Major 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 t This is an omnibus of two early novels in New York Times bestselling author L.E. Modesitt's Ecolitan Matter series, The Ecolitan Operation and The Ecologic Secession. Major 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 Empire. Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other 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


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This is an omnibus of two early novels in New York Times bestselling author L.E. Modesitt's Ecolitan Matter series, The Ecolitan Operation and The Ecologic Secession. Major 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 t This is an omnibus of two early novels in New York Times bestselling author L.E. Modesitt's Ecolitan Matter series, The Ecolitan Operation and The Ecologic Secession. Major 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 Empire. Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other 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

30 review for Empire & Ecolitan

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amy VanGundy

    I'm a sucker for Modesitt. I find them so...soothing. They're a bit predictable and have a fairly set cast of characters but somehow the changes between worlds and plots are always enjoyable. I'm a sucker for Modesitt. I find them so...soothing. 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. 5 out of 5

    Chip Hunter

    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 his more recent 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 out more Modesitt 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. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    Writing: 2 Story: 1 Satisfaction: 1 I'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: 2 Story: 1 Satisfaction: 1 I'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. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    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. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    This book was originally published as a duology (The Ecologic Operation and The Ecologic Secession...search under these titles for more reviews), 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 Secession...search under these titles for more reviews), 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. 5 out of 5

    Lynne

    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. 4 out of 5

    Larry

    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. 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. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    Ecolitan

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Lupa

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

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dcmckinney

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shannontan

  12. 4 out of 5

    Layla Ishler

  13. 4 out of 5

    Todd Jacobs

  14. 4 out of 5

    C E

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    Nick

  16. 4 out of 5

    Himalaya Senapati

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nathaniel Whitmore

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chris Bare

  20. 4 out of 5

    Linda

  21. 4 out of 5

    Joseph F Cowan

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sheron McCartha

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kristie Smith

  24. 5 out of 5

    John

  25. 4 out of 5

    Behzat

  26. 4 out of 5

    Matt

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mr Andrew Sedlar

  28. 5 out of 5

    Paul Browne

  29. 5 out of 5

    Leza Vice

  30. 4 out of 5

    Wodin

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