The Many-Colored Land: Volume 1 of the Saga of Pliocene Exile

By Julian May
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The Saga of Pliocene Exile: Book 1

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This is a spellbinding tale woven of equal parts epic and myth—with a liberal dash of hard science fiction. When a one-way time tunnel to Earth’s distant past, specifically six million BC, was discovered by folks on the Galactic Milieu, every misfit for light-years around hurried to pass through it. Each sought his own brand of happiness. But none could have guessed what awaited them. Not even in a million years. In the early twenty-second century, many humans are being born with psychic powers and are linked in a single galactic mind. Those without these psychic powers—the misfits, undesirables, criminals, and radicals—have a choice: mental reprogramming or exile. Exile, voluntary or otherwise, takes them back six million years, to a time between the extinction of dinosaurs and the rise of Homo sapiens, and to a time of exotic surprises and unknown dangers.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1982 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

A 1982 Hugo Award Nominee

A 1982 Nebula Award Nominee

This is a spellbinding tale woven of equal parts epic and myth—with a liberal dash of hard science fiction.

When a one-way time tunnel to Earth’s distant past, specifically six million BC, was discovered by folks on the Galactic Milieu, every misfit for light-years around hurried to pass through it. Each sought his own brand of happiness. But none could have guessed what awaited them. Not even in a million years.

In the early twenty-second century, many humans are being born with psychic powers and are linked in a single galactic mind. Those without these psychic powers—the misfits, undesirables, criminals, and radicals—have a choice: mental reprogramming or exile. Exile, voluntary or otherwise, takes them back six million years, to a time between the extinction of dinosaurs and the rise of Homo sapiens, and to a time of exotic surprises and unknown dangers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As fresh and original as any book in the field, The Many-Colored Land, the deservedly acclaimed first novel in a series of series, takes readers on an amazing journey from the distant future to the distant past, using unexpected routes all along the way…May’s triumphs here include a tremendously original premise; fast-paced storytelling that defies predictability; and a sympathetic and well-rendered cast of characters who hold your attention throughout this whole high adventure…If you haven’t passed through Julian May’s time portal yet, well, hop in. There’s always room for one more.” SFReviews.net
“The Many-Colored Land is the first volume of one of the most impressive science fiction series I have read. Characters with a deep, vivid individuality enact an exciting story…A writer who knows how to blend source and imagination to an astonishing degree. The allure of Julian May’s fantasy and science fiction inventions are so powerful I find it impossible to ‘read just one.” Reviewers-choice.com

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Author

Author Bio: Julian May

Julian May lives in Washington state and has been writing science fiction and fantasy for more than thirty years.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 16.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English