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on 5 March 2007
I have been a fan of Jack McDevitt ever since reading Slow Lightning and this book does not disappoint. The story focuses on Alex and Chase going on a trail to locate The Seeker, a ship that was carrying humans to a new life. The story is like a who-dun-it but more in the sense of what-happened and why. Like many of Jack McDevitt's books this is intriguing and enticing. If you like the previous books with Alex and Chase you will like this, however you don't need to have read the previous books to appreciate this one.
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on 15 September 2013
Condition as described - only cost 1p. Post & packing £2.80 - a bit over the top. Would make more sense to charge £1 for the book and less for p&p. But I buy based on total price - and it was a book my son wanted.
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on 2 October 2008
This is another classic McDevitt. Strong on story, strong on science themes, strong on twists. A great read for Mcdevitt fans.
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another adventure for jack mcdevitt's intergalactic archaeologist/antique dealer due alex benedict and chase kolpath, a duo who deal in rare objects and often get caught up in mysteries surrounding them.

In this story the discovery of a cup that turns out to be from a long lost spaceship leads them to hunt for the vessel. A solid intergalactic mystery tale unfolds, with some villainy en route. The identity of the villain is a quite surprising twist.

Like the previous novels featuring these characters, this is a good solid read although a little lacking in the epic scope of his other books
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on 6 May 2008
I honestly don't get the hype for this guy, what little there may be. His writing is compenent in a workmanlike way, but just that. There is little if any atmosphere, character development, or conflict. The ENTIRE first half of the book follows two characters hunting down a lost colony ship. Sounds exciting? Wrong. The way they go about this is by interviewing people. One after another. Most have nothing useful to say. Then one of them does. How to follow up on the new lead? Interview more people. Again, most have nothing to say. Progress is made incrementally and the whole thing feels like the author's joyous attempt at "running us through our paces" before getting to the real story. Is there a real story? Not much of one. To be fair, there a scifi readers who would, I'm sure, enjoy the book quite nicely. Ones who have ONLY read aasimov and his old school ilk. But for anyone whose read Greg Egan, Iane Banks, Peter Watts, Gibson, etc. etc. etc. skip this one.

In short if you like sci fi with shallow character development, little atmosphere, marginal world building, and tepid action, you may like this.
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on 6 March 2010
Why not read Richard Morgan's SF stuff ---Altered Carbon, Broken Angels..has to be the best
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