Science fiction novel GRAVITY DREAMS (4) by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. comes to paperback this month. A master of a philosophical order is forced to flee his conservative religious culture when he manifests signs of a forbidden nanotechnology. After taking refuge in a more technologically advanced neighboring country, he trains to become a space pilot and discovers a shocking truth about the universe. Although the multiple timelines are initially a bit confusing, Mr. Modesitt provides elegant theory, striking characterization and a bittersweet yet fully satisfying resolution (—Hardcover published July 1999).

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Melinda Helfer