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The '''''Saga of the Pliocene Exile''''' ("Pliocene Saga", "Saga of Pliocene Exile", or the '''Saga of the Exiles''') is a series of [[wikipedia:science fiction|science]] / [[wikipedia:speculative fiction|speculative fiction]] books by [[Julian May]], first published in the early 1980s. It consists of four books: ''[[The Many-Colored Land]]'', ''[[The Golden Torc]]'', ''[[The Nonborn King]]'' and ''[[The Adversary]]''.
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The '''Saga of the Pliocene Exile''' ("Pliocene Saga", "Saga of Pliocene Exile", or the '''Saga of the Exiles''') is a series of [[wikipedia:science fiction|science]] / [[wikipedia:speculative fiction|speculative fiction]] books by [[Julian May]], first published in the early 1980s. It consists of four books: ''[[The Many-Colored Land]]'', ''[[The Golden Torc]]'', ''[[The Nonborn King]]'' and ''[[The Adversary]]''.
   
 
== Main story ==
 
== Main story ==
The 'Saga of Pliocene Exile' (known as the 'Saga of the Exiles' in some markets) is a narrative surrounding the adventures of a group of late [[21st century|21st]] and early [[22nd century]] misfits/outcasts who travel through a one-way [[time-gate]] to Earth's [[wikipedia:Pliocene|Pliocene]] epoch, in the hopes of finding a simple utopia where they can finally fit in.
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The 'Saga of Pliocene Exile' (known as the 'Saga of the Exiles' in some markets) is a narrative surrounding the adventures of a group of late [[21st century|21st]] and early [[22nd century]] misfits/outcasts who travel through a [[one-way]] [[time-gate]] to Earth's [[wikipedia:Pliocene|Pliocene]] epoch, in the hopes of finding a simple utopia where they can finally fit in.
   
 
However, the reality is far removed from the dream. The [[time-traveller]]s arrive to discover the Pliocene is already inhabited by a [[wikipedia:Dimorphism|dimorphic]] race of aliens ('[[exotic]]s'), the [[Tanu]] and the [[Firvulag]]. The exotics, who have fled their [[Duat galaxy|home galaxy]] because of religious persecution, are marooned on Pliocene Earth as well.
 
However, the reality is far removed from the dream. The [[time-traveller]]s arrive to discover the Pliocene is already inhabited by a [[wikipedia:Dimorphism|dimorphic]] race of aliens ('[[exotic]]s'), the [[Tanu]] and the [[Firvulag]]. The exotics, who have fled their [[Duat galaxy|home galaxy]] because of religious persecution, are marooned on Pliocene Earth as well.
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*The final three books - ''[[Jack the Bodiless (novel)|Jack the Bodiless]],'' ''[[Diamond Mask (novel)|Diamond Mask]],'' and ''[[Magnificat]]'' — are what May calls "the [[Galactic Milieu Series|Galactic Milieu Trilogy]]". They discuss Marc Remillard's [[Metapsychic Rebellion]]. Although these three novels were published in the early to mid-1990s, the fact that Ms. May so extensively researches and outlines her stories suggests{{Or|date=August 2008}} that parts of these three novels had been written in the late 1970s or early 1980s, when the four Saga of Pliocene Exile novels were being written. The three Galactic Milieu novels close the circle, and bring the end back to the beginning.
 
*The final three books - ''[[Jack the Bodiless (novel)|Jack the Bodiless]],'' ''[[Diamond Mask (novel)|Diamond Mask]],'' and ''[[Magnificat]]'' — are what May calls "the [[Galactic Milieu Series|Galactic Milieu Trilogy]]". They discuss Marc Remillard's [[Metapsychic Rebellion]]. Although these three novels were published in the early to mid-1990s, the fact that Ms. May so extensively researches and outlines her stories suggests{{Or|date=August 2008}} that parts of these three novels had been written in the late 1970s or early 1980s, when the four Saga of Pliocene Exile novels were being written. The three Galactic Milieu novels close the circle, and bring the end back to the beginning.
 
*May also "wrote" a tenth book, which was first published in the mid- to late-1980s, called ''[[A Pliocene Companion]],'' from which much of the information above is taken. ''A Pliocene Companion'' is essentially a glossary/ gazetteer for the four novels of the Pliocene Exile which Ms. May compiled to help her write those four books. (May, Julian. ''A Pliocene Companion: A Guide To The Saga Of Pliocene Exile''. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, USA. 1984.)
 
*May also "wrote" a tenth book, which was first published in the mid- to late-1980s, called ''[[A Pliocene Companion]],'' from which much of the information above is taken. ''A Pliocene Companion'' is essentially a glossary/ gazetteer for the four novels of the Pliocene Exile which Ms. May compiled to help her write those four books. (May, Julian. ''A Pliocene Companion: A Guide To The Saga Of Pliocene Exile''. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, USA. 1984.)
 
== Gallery ==
 
;Circa 2013 covers
 
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File:Many-Coloured-Land new cover.jpg
 
File:The-Golden-Torc new cover.jpg
 
File:The-Non-Born-King new cover.jpg
 
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;Paperback covers
 
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File:ManyColoredLand classic paperback cover.jpg
 
File:GoldenTorc classic paperback cover.jpg
 
File:NonbornKing classic paperback cover.jpg
 
File:Adversary classic paperback cover.jpg
 
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''PAN MACMILLAN'' - [https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/science-fiction-and-fantasy/julian-may-saga-of-the-exiles-introduction An Introduction to Julian May's The Saga of the Exiles] 10/01/2017
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