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Title: The Ethos Effect Title Record # 24661
Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Date: 2003-10-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Parafaith
Series Number: 2
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: >From the front flap of the first edition: Set in the same universe as The Parafaith War (but two centuries later, and intended to be read independently), The Ethos Effect is the story of Commander Van C. Albert of the Republic Space Force of Teran, 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 attache to 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. When 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. 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 whether he is a hero.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Ethos Effect 2003-10-00 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Tor 0-765-30802-9
$27.95?$: US dollar
509
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel David Seeley Checkmark
The Ethos Effect 2004-12-00 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Tor 0-765-34712-1
$7.99?$: US dollar
537
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel David Seeley Checkmark
The Ethos Effect 2004-12-00 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Orbit 1-84149-322-8
7.99?: UK pound
579
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Tim Byrne Checkmark
The Ethos Effect 2010-08-24 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Tor 978-1-4299-1391-1
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Ethos Effect 2014-11-06 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Orbit 978-0-356-50566-4
5.99?: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Tim Byrne  
The Ethos Effect 2021-06-15 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Tantor Audio 978-1-66610-966-5
$24.49?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
novel  
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