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Humanity is enjoying the Galactic Milieu. Colonies are thriving, Earth is peaceful, and as more metapsychics are born, the goal of mental Unity with the Milieu seems close.

But a rebel group want Earth to remain separate, led by a man obsessed with human superiority. This is Marc Remillard, unknowingly influenced by Fury who is now unveiled and on the run. Marc's goal is nothing less than the elevation of human metapsychics above all others, through artificial enhancement of mental faculties. His methods are unpalatable; his goal horrific. So Marc and his co-conspirators continue their work in secret.

Only the very Unity he fears can derail Marc's plans. And only his brother Jack the Bodiless, and the young woman known as Diamond Mask can attempt the impossible: destroy Marc, Unify humanity and allow the golden age of the Galactic Milieu to begin.

'Fascinating . . . May has cemented her position as one of this generation's foremost storytellers' Library Journal, 'A certain crowd-pleaser' Kirkus Reviews

About Julian May

Born in 1931, Julian May sold her first short story to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction magazine in 1951. It was a science fiction short story called Dune Roller. But it wasn't until the 1980s that the author returned to genre fiction, after writing a variety of non-fiction and children’s books, often under pseudonyms. May then wrote the phenomenally successful Saga of the Exiles, followed by the Galactic Milieu series. The Many-Coloured Land, book one of the Saga of the Exiles, won the Locus Best Novel Award. It was also shortlisted for top genre awards including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Prometheus Award and the Mythopoetic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Julian May lives in Seattle.

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Books by Julian May

A Pliocene Companion
A Pliocene Companion
Intervention
Intervention
Jack the Bodiless
Jack the Bodiless
Diamond Mask
Diamond Mask
The Many-Coloured Land
The Many-Coloured Land
The Golden Torc
The Golden Torc
The Nonborn King
The Nonborn King
The Adversary
The Adversary

Books in the Series

Intervention
Intervention
Jack the Bodiless
Jack the Bodiless
Diamond Mask
Diamond Mask