On the Creation and Completion of The Imager Portfolio

On the Creation and Completion of The Imager Portfolio By L.E. Modesitt Jr. The novels of The Imager Portfolio take place across roughly 800 years in the world of Terahnar, a world in which a minuscule percentage of the population are imagers. Using the physiological strength of their bodies, they can visualize objects into being. …

Excellence in “Borrowed” or “Original” Novels?

Excellence in “Borrowed” or “Original” Novels? by L.E. Modesitt Jr. No author writes anything, even the most “original” fantasy or far-future ultra-high novel, without borrowing from somewhere.  To begin with, language, the very medium in which novels are written, contains cultural artifacts and meanings. Given human history, a wide range of religious and political structures…