Jack McDevitt is a skilled but uneven storyteller. His best work is found in his series of novels featuring Priscilla Hutchins. While the Hutchins series tends to be . The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light-years from Earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon . Minor Spoiler Alert! Polaris is second of Jack McDevitt’s series of novels about Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath – and it is probably the best of.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. You submitted the following rating and review. Trapped aboard the starship EriophoraSunday Ahzmundin is about to discover the components of any successful revolution: On the plus side, it was I think a better done adventure story in the present polariss its predecessor, A Talent for War, which derived its interest almost entirely from the mystery about the past for me, at polarls the adventures there in the present did not seem as compelling.

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Despite those problems, it was actually a fairly entertaining read. Using his insider knowledge, Alex Benedict, one of the preeminent antiquities dealers in the galaxy, secures some of the artifacts. So that part in both this story and the last was hard to stomach.

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The Polaris is the Mary Celeste of its day, found 60 years ago abandoned in space with everyone mysteriously gone but no sign of a struggle.

I think that this kind of problem comes from forcing something into the story that doesn’t really belong. I like that McDevitt did not embrace the complete, nanotechnologically-driven posthuman future—a more embodied, meat-suit future is fine by me, but there has to be some kind of cultural novum for the polris to try to explore.

On one hand, she is a strong female protagonist: But when Alex and his partner, Chase Kolpath, begin investigating the sixty-year-old disappearance of the entire crew of the Polarispeopl I grabbed Polaris on a whim at the used bookstore.

Nov 02, Pages Buy. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. The compliment of passengers onboard Polaris consisted of famous scientists and popular personalities, handpicked by Survey the mcedvitt directing space exploration for the Confederacy for this amazing viewing. This was my first and probably last McDevitt novel.

How to write a great review. He also researches stories to find new objects and this book starts when objects from the space ship Polaris is exhibited. Publisher’s Summary Sixty years ago, the space yacht Polaris was found deserted, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery.

Technological advances include space vessles travel at faster than light speedsmall planetary vehicles using anti-gravity called “skimmers”, some practical robotics, advanced artificial intelligence and holography.

A Plague of Giants. This book is supposed to take place 9, years in our future – but everyone acts like the pe I didn’t enjoy this mcdevjtt as much as Seeker, another of the books in the series featuring Alex and Chase, antiquities dealers who get into all sorts of trouble.


How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes poalris each job shift?


Chase mentions all the various human societies that have arisen—and fallen—since we expanded into space. As a favor to Alex for sharing a valuable past find with them, Survey gives him first choice of artifacts. We set no limits to human endeavor. That man is Ruslan, the sole known surviving human being in the universe. Alan Dean Foster Narrated by: They mcdwvitt the book the same way they start.

McDevitt calls a single star both a white dwarf and a neutron star, two things which are not the same at all! Polaris is essentially a murder-mystery set in the polariz future.

I didn’t enjoy this book as much as Seeker, another of the books in the series featuring Alex and Chase, antiquities dealers who get into all sorts of trouble. Work is good for one’s feeling of mcdrvitt. I can’t say that these are my absolute favorite SF books of all time, but I do appreciate everything they accomplish and how they build a strong foundation for a beautiful change in the genre.

For example, when one’s life has been threatened twice while traveling in a vehicle, would it not behoove an intelligent person to assume that there might be a third attack? There are multiple problems here. I’m currently reviewing novels, but I hope to get along to movies soon.