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"The conclusion to The Just City and The Philosopher Kings" --
"More than sixty-five years ago, Pallas Athene founded the Just City on an island in the eastern Mediterranean, placing it centuries before the Trojan War, populating it with teachers and children from throughout human history, and committing it to building a society based on the principles of Plato's Republic. Among the City's children was Pytheas, secretly the god Apollo in human form. Sixty years ago, the Just City schismed into five cities, each devoted to a different version of the original vision. Forty years ago, the five cities managed to bring their squabbles to a close. But their struggle brought their existence to the attention of Zeus, who wouldn't allow them to remain in deep antiquity, changing the course of human history. Convinced by Apollo to spare the Cities, Zeus moved them to the planet Plato, which circles a distant sun. More than a generation has passed since then. The Cities are flourishing on Plato, and even trading with multiple alien species. Then, on the same day, two things happen. Pytheas dies as a human, returning immediately as Apollo in his full glory. And there's suddenly a human ship in orbit around Plato--a ship from Earth."--
Publisher: New York : Tor, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765379023
Branch Call Number: Walton, J
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 03, 2017

Not as effective as the other two books in the series.

Dec 28, 2016

Disappointing. I believe in the ancient Greek deities and wanted more of them and less cracker barrel chat (i.e., philosophizing). Too many points of view, even a sentient robot.


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