Modal Series

Science Fiction by Charles Fontenay set in a possible future America

 

Cover of MODAL: A Tale of Mind and Body, Love and Heroism in a Possible Future World (Hardcover) - S02-8

MODAL: A Tale of Mind and Body, Love and Heroism in a Possible Future World (Hardcover)

Author:Fontenay, Charles L.
Genre:Science Fiction
Order Code:S02-8
Price:$24.95
“Action and ideas, adventure and intellect… Modal is terrific science fiction” Ben Bova

“All in all, a book that keeps one reading in gulps to see what is happening next.” Andre Norton

“At last, a literary science fiction novel!’" Gary Roen

Set in an America in which global warming is raising the sea level and driving desperate coastal populations inland. The combination of population displacement and fierce and frequent storms has wrecked technology and devastated towns and cities. Social unrest has spawned multiple private armies that prey on the surviving productive element.

Modal contains scenes of violent action, mingled with the emotional problems of complex personal relationships. Its protaginist, martial arts expert Jaghon Nobile, becomes involved with two very different young women--Cailleaghn, cultured for her time, and Lordage, a tough female trooper. When Prince Godar, the local 'ward Baron' and boss of the town's private army, ravishes Cailleaghn, Jahgon flees with the women and others, ultimately on a Huck Finn-like trip down the swollen Mississippi River on rafts, in the hop of forming a new and saner society.

Throughout the story, Jaghon is trained in modality: the use of multiple intelligences, by Werster, an elderly psychologist. The climax is a classic duel to the death, without weapons.


 

MODAL: A Tale of Mind and Body, Love and Heroism, in a Possible Future World (Paperback)

Author:Fontenay, Charles L.
Genre:Science Fiction
Order Code:S036
Price:$14.99
See description for the Hardcover edition

 

Cover of Getting Back at Boo - S133

Getting Back at Boo

Author:Fontenay, Charles L.
Genre:Science Fiction
Order Code:S133
Price:$9.99

Another generation after the problems at Pembroke, Regal Stern, a Master Modal, is called upon by Bonne Forrest, who lost all her property to a charismatic guru and seeks a Modal to rectify the wrong, Soldier Boo, a Magnetic who has used his charisma to acquire a fanatically devoted following, and often to steal their property, is the man from whom Bonne may or may not want vengeance. Boo is a difficult case, because or his power, and Stern enlists the help of Coral Cordova, a Modal of the feminine persuasion.