Empire & Ecolitan

Single volume containing
The Ecologic Operation
and The Ecologic Secession

Empire & Ecolitan TpbkFrom the trade paperback:
Major Jimjoy Ealre Wright, secret agent of the Empire, is intelligent and highly trained. But he succeeds all to well in overthrowing a military dictatorship - and the result is a new government inimical to the Empire and disgrace for Jimjoy. After surviving two assassination attempts, Jimjoy realizes that it's his own imperial superiors who want him dead; that, in fact, his worst enemies could become his best friends. He fights his way to safety on the planet Accord, where the Ecolitan Institute wins his loyalty and changes his identity. Now he is James Joyson Whaler, Ecolitan, in the middle of a war of independence against the inconceivably superior forces of the Empire.

Empire & Ecolitan ARCFrom the ARC:
Two linked SF novels of interstellar conflict in one volume for the first time

This is an omnibus of two early novels in L.E. Modesitt's Ecolitan Matter series, The Ecologic Operation and The Ecologic Secession. The series deals with the conflict between the old and corrupt interstellar Empire, and the Ecolitan Institute of the planet Accord. The Institute, ostensibly a training academy in ecology, is in reality a progressive force reminiscent of Isaac Asimov's Foundation. Both novels were initially published as mass market originals and are now out of print. The two books form a complete story arc.

Major Jimjoy Earle Wright, secret agent of the Empire, is intelligent and highly trained. He succeeds too well in overthrowing a military dictatorship - and the result is a new government inimical to the Empire which employs him. So Jimjoy is disgraced and his superiors want him dead. After surviving two assassination attempts, Jimjoy begins to realize that his troubles are serious - that, in fact, his worst enemies could be his friends.

He decides to change sides and fights his way to safety on the planet of Accord. Once there the Ecolitan Institute wins his loyalty and changes his identity. Now he is James Joyson Whaler, Ecolitan, in the middle of a war of independence against the inconceivable superior forces of the Empire.

L. E. Modesitt's science fiction is marked by a clear understanding of politics, and a painful awareness of the consequences of moral choices.

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Note

Why books Two and Three?
"The reason why Empire & Ecolitan contains books 2&3 is because books 2&3 are both about Jimjoy Wright and go together.  Books 1&4 are about Nathaniel Whaler, and there will be a combined volume of those two at some point in the future."