Jim Grimsley's previous science fiction novel, The Ordinary, was named one of the Top Ten science fiction books of the year by Booklist and won the Lambda Literary Award. His novels and short stories have been favorably compared to those of Ursula K. Le Guin, Jack Vance, and Samuel R. Delany. Now Grimsley returns to the richly complex milieu of The Ordinary with a gripping tale of magic, science, and an epic clash between godlike forces. Three hundred years have passed since the Conquest, and the Great Mage rules over all of humanity, even as cybernetic links connect the varied worlds of the empire. Vast Gates allow travel from one planet to another, across unimaginable distances. Choirs of chanting priests maintain order, their songs subtly shaping reality, while the armies of the empire have known nothing but total victory for centuries. But on the planet Aramen, where sentient trees keep human symbionts as slaves, a power has arisen that may rival that of the Great Mage himself. Hordes of unnatural creatures rampage across the planet, leaving death and destruction in their wake. An inhuman intelligence, cruel and implacable, meets the priests' sung magic with a strange new music of its own. The Anilyn Gate is shut down, cutting off Aramen from the rest of humanity. The long era of peace is over. Now a handful of traumatized survivors must venture deep into a hostile wilderness on a desperate mission to uncover the source of the enemy's powers. And the future of the universe may depend on the untested abilities of one damaged child. . . . The Last Green Tree is a worthy successor to The Ordinary and a compelling saga in its own right. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-28 - Publisher: Tor Books
Jim Grimsley's previous science fiction novel, The Ordinary, was named one of the Top Ten science fiction books of the year by Booklist and won the Lambda Literary Award. His novels and short stories have been favorably compared to those of Ursula K. Le Guin, Jack Vance, and Samuel R.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-02 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Since the early 1980s, Jim Grimsley has received increasing acclaim for his achievements in a variety of dramatic and literary genres. Through his novels, plays, and short stories, Grimsley portrays an unrelenting search for happiness and interrogates themes of corruption, technology, poverty, domestic abuse, sexuality, and faith in the contemporary
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-13 - Publisher: Canelo
She must find the courage to accept her fate. At the age of eleven young Lizzie Mudie’s life changes forever. With the death of her mother in the most shocking disaster Dundee has ever seen, Lizzie is forced to grow up quickly. She discovers a strength beyond her years and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-22 - Publisher: Lulu.com
The 1970s have long been a decade regarded with a wary eye by those who never experienced it and a weary eye by those have. The 1960s had come to an shaggy, uncertain end and the only sensible reaction was to find solace in what writer Tom Wolfe termed the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-14 - Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
Pemba and the Little Green Tree is a touching story of boy who learns the importance of taking care of the environment where he lives. The story takes place in Nepal along the steep mountain slopes. After years of cutting trees for firewood, his home is in great danger when