L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Date: 15 July, 2000 — $6.99 — Book
Fiction, Science Fiction
This book is set somewhat earlier than the Parafaith War, when space travel is more of a continuum than an instantaneous jump. Tyndel is a member of a low-tech community, teaching a vaguely Eastern style of thought that discourages questions. However, he is infected with nanites, becoming what his people call a demon, and he flees towards the high-tech country to the north. They save him, but nothing is free: Tyndel is perfectly suited to become one of the rare pilots in space, edging around dagers along the paths.
Of course, as with many Modesitt protagonists, he's none too happy about his lot, but once he gets over himself he becomes quite entertaining. And then, of course, there is the anomaly in space, the one that many pilots have been lost near. The one that now seems to be talking to him...