Empress of Eternity by L. E. Modesitt

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In the far future, an indestructible and massive canal more than 2,000 miles long spans the mid-continent of Earth. Nothing can mar it, move it, or affect it in any fashion. At its western end, where it meets the sea, is an equally indestructible structure comprising three levels of seemingly empty chambers.

Scientists from three different civilizations, separated in time by hundreds of thousands of years, are investigating the canal. In the most distant of these civilizations, religious rebellion is brewing. A plot is hatched to overthrow the world government of the Vanir, using a weapon that can destroy anything-except the canal. If used at full power it might literally unravel the universe and destroy all life forever. The lives and fates of all three civilizations become intertwined as the forces behind the canal react to the threat, and all three teams of scientists find their lives changed beyond belief.

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About L. E. Modesitt

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L. E. MODESITT, JR. is the bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and three fantasy series, including the saga of Recluce. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.www.lemodesittjr.com
Published November 9, 2010 by Tor Books. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Modesitt presents three very different civilizations confronted with relevant problems, and interweaves their fate with some seriously challenging and intriguing speculations on the nature of time itself.

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(I told you that Modesitt, Jr., uses a lot of “y’s” in this narrative, possibly because of how vowels change over time, but maybe also for Jason’s stated rule of “don’t make names too hard to pronounce.” More on that later.) They communicate mostly by pulse — electronic speech which may as well ...

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