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The Far Side of Evil
Sylvia Louise Engdahl
Hardcover
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BOOK SUMMARY
A science fiction novel related to Enchantress from the Stars but completely independent and for older readers.

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BOOK SYNOPSIS
Elana, having completed her training as an agent of the Anthropological Service, is sent to a world whose people may soon destroy their civilization. Since not enough is understood about the situation to justify any interference with their evolution, the Service has no power to act; its agents must go as helpless observers, posing as natives, in the hope of gaining knowledge that may help to save other worlds. This passive role proves intolerable to the young, inexperienced agent assigned to the same city as Elana, a city under totalitarian rule. After falling in love with a local girl who has become Elana's closest friend, he identifies too completely with the natives and unwittingly endangers the entire world by a well-meant but ill-advised attempt to intervene. Forced to assume responsibility for undoing the damage, Elana finds that only she--at great cost--can prevent an immediate war of annihilation.

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AUTHOR BIO
Sylvia Louise Engdahl is the author of six novels published between 1970 and 1981, of which Enchantress from the Stars was the first. It was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1971, and the Phoenix Award in 1990. Ms. Engdahl currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.

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BOOK REVIEWS
"Forceful style ... grips the reader's imagination."
--Publisher's Weekly

"A surprising, haunting, poetic book..."
--Commonweal

"Gripping psychological science fiction..."
--Times (London) Literary Supplement


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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 0802788483
ISBN(13-digit): 9780802788481
Copyright: 2003
Book Publisher: Walker
Language: eng
Binding: Sewn
No. of Pages: 324
Dust Cover: Yes



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