Out From Edom: Book I of the Irredente Chronicles

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A far-future theocratic space hegemony tries to preserve the human genome by limiting technology. When an unknown enemy begins wiping out hegemony worlds, the complacent, ineffective government is weakened. A genetically-errant urchin and a reactionary priest set out on separate voyages, each discovering shocking truths about the nature of the threat to the hegemony.

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Words: 188,500
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452401362
About J. Patrick Sutton

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Review by: aps on April 09, 2014 :
If you loved Dune and Frank Herbert's writing style, then this is for you. Excellent read.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)

Review by: BattleCat on Oct. 08, 2010 :
I read classic sci-fi; Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury, etc. I selected this book, along with a few others, because it sounded interesting. I don't know the author.
It was a great read. I enjoyed the complexity of it. Enough tech and history to keep it believable, not enough to interfere with the storyline. The characters were well written:the universe he created was well thought out and intriguing. I came back to grab the other short stories, and enjoyed those as well. Though, by the writing style, I'm betting they came first.
I'll reread this as the new ones come out. Not many distracting grammatical (or plot) errors, pretty incredible work for a first novel. I've dumped 9/10ths of the sci-fi works I've downloaded after grimacing through the first painful chapters. This one I'll keep.
(review of free book)

Review by: Ivan Vučica on March 31, 2010 :
A most excellent story about a society hurt by genetic modifications, which now purifies any non-conforms. Written in a nice, easily readable way, this book immerses you in a world very different from our own, yet recognizable. Quite interesting, and I'd compare it to Asimov's opus without feeling I'm over-exaggerating.

I loved it.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)

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