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L E Modesitt Jr


(Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr.)
USA flag (b.1943)

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, unpaid radio disc jockey, real estate agent, market research analyst, director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant for a Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer and writer in residence.
In addition to his novels, Mr. Modesitt has published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories. His first short story, "The Great American Economy", was published in 1973 in Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact. 
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
January 2024

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From the Forest
(Saga of Recluce, book 23)
November 2024

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Overcaptain
(Saga of Recluce, book 24)
Series
Timegods' World
   1. The Timegod (1982)
     aka The Fires of Paratime
   2. Timediver's Dawn (1992)
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Ecolitan
   1. The Ecologic Envoy (1986)
   2. The Ecolitan Operation (1989)
   3. The Ecologic Secession (1990)
   4. The Ecolitan Enigma (1997)
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Saga of Recluce
   1. The Magic of Recluce (1991)
   2. The Towers of Sunset (1992)
   3. The Magic Engineer (1994)
   4. The Order War (1995)
   5. The Death of Chaos (1995)
   6. Fall of Angels (1996)
   7. The Chaos Balance (1997)
   8. The White Order (1998)
   9. Colors of Chaos (1999)
   10. Magi'I of Cyador (2000)
   11. Scion of Cyador (2000)
   12. Wellspring of Chaos (2004)
   13. Ordermaster (2005)
   14. Natural Ordermage (2007)
   15. Mage-Guard of Hamor (2008)
   16. Arms-Commander (2010)
   17. Cyador's Heirs (2014)
   18. Heritage of Cyador (2014)
   Saga of Recluce: Year 1-415 (2016)
   Recluce Tales (2017)
   19. The Mongrel Mage (2017)
   20. Outcasts of Order (2018)
   21. The Mage-Fire War (2019)
   22. Fairhaven Rising (2021)
   23. From the Forest (2024)
   24. Overcaptain (2024)
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Parafaith
   1. The Parafaith War (1996)
   2. The Ethos Effect (2003)
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Spellsong Cycle
   1. The Soprano Sorceress (1997)
   2. The Spellsong War (1998)
   3. Darksong Rising (1999)
   4. The Shadow Sorceress (2001)
   5. Shadowsinger (2002)
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Corean Chronicles
   1. Legacies (2002)
   2. Darknesses (2003)
   3. Scepters (2004)
   4. Alector's Choice (2005)
   5. Cadmian's Choice (2006)
   6. Soarer's Choice (2006)
   7. The Lord-Protector's Daughter (2008)
   8. Lady-Protector (2011)
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Archform: Beauty
   1. Archform : Beauty (2002)
   2. Flash (2004)
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Imager Portfolio
   1. Imager (2009)
   2. Imager's Challenge (2009)
   3. Imager's Intrigue (2010)
   4. Scholar (2011)
   5. Princeps (2012)
   6. Imager's Battalion (2013)
   7. Antiagon Fire (2013)
   8. Rex Regis (2014)
   9. Madness in Solidar (2015)
   10. Treachery's Tools (2016)
   11. Assassin's Price (2017)
   12. Endgames (2019)
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Grand Illusion
   1. Isolate (2021)
   2. Councilor (2022)
   3. Contrarian (2023)
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Novels
   Hammer of Darkness (1985)
   The Green Progression (1992) (with Bruce Scott Levinson)
   Adiamante (1996)
   Gravity Dreams (1999)
   The Octagonal Raven (2001)
   The Eternity Artifact (2005)
   The Elysium Commission (2007)
   Haze (2009)
   Empress of Eternity (2010)
   The One-Eyed Man (2013)
   Solar Express (2015)
   Quantum Shadows (2020)
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Collections
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L E Modesitt Jr recommends
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The Freedom Race (2021)
(Dreambird Chronicles, book 1)
Lucinda Roy
"American magic-realism meets the outcome of the Second U.S. Civil War in a well-told, but brutally jolting, strangely prescient, and soul-haunting narrative."
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The Ruin of Kings (2019)
(Chorus of Dragons, book 1)
Jenn Lyons
"A fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world."
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American Craftsmen (2014)
(American Craftsman, book 1)
Tom Doyle
"Tom Doyle's American Craftsmen is a fast-moving and intriguing novel that incorporates features of combat fantasy, special-operations, alternative history, block ops, and even a touch of romance into a seamless action tapestry offering a far richer read than most action adventures without sacrificing either action or speed."

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Anthologies containing stories by L E Modesitt Jr
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Instinct (2023)
An Animal Rescuers Anthology
edited by
L J Hachmeister
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Shapers of Worlds (2020)
(Shapers of Worlds, book 1)
edited by
Edward Willett

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