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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: HarperVoyager (September 4, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006483968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006483960
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #970,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The heir to Asimov' MICHAEL SWANWICK

About the Author

Jack McDevitt is widely regarded by his fellow professionals as one of the finest sf writers working in the USA. His previous novels include Ancient Shores, Moonfall and the highly acclaimed The Engines of God. He has served as an officer in the US Navy, taught English and literature, and worked for the US Customs Service. He currently lives in Georgia, USA.

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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Erin S. on September 14, 2006
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This is another amazing novel by Jack McDevitt, but do not be fooled by the title as was I. After purcahsing the book I discovered that this is just the British version of McDevitt's "Infinity Beach". Unless you're a collector of his books, as am I, buy the American version as it's a lot less expensive.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ray Kuryla on January 28, 2013
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If you have already read "Infinity Beach" you don't have to get this book. I had no idea it was released under an alternate title in the U.K. Oh, well. Live and learn. I kept it, though, to be part of my Jack McDevitt collection.

The book was in very good condition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Eppstein on October 26, 2012
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A novel about galactic exploration, political intrigue, bureaucratic coverup, and mankind's first contact with an alien species, after a millennium of believing ourselves alone in the universe.

This book is pretty typical McDevitt, although it's a one-off and does not appear to be set in exactly the same universe or timeline as his well known Alex Benedict and Priscilla Hutchins books.

This book is the U.K. edition. It is also published in the US under the name Infinity Beach
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Jack McDevitt has written an exciting, engaging adventure once more.
I could not put it down and got swept into the story.
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