The Engines Of God by Jack McdevittThe Engines Of God by Jack Mcdevitt

The Engines Of God

byJack Mcdevitt

Mass Market Paperback | December 1, 1995

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Humans call them the Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues on distant planets in the galaxy. Each relic is different. Each inscription defies translation. Yet all are heartbreakingly beautiful.

And for planet Earth, on the brink of disaster, they may hold the only key to survival for the entire human race.
Jack McDevitt is a former naval officer, taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer. He is a multiple Nebula Award finalist who lives in Georgia with his wife Maureen.
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Title:The Engines Of GodFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.73 × 4.21 × 1.11 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0441002846

ISBN - 13:9780441002849

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Engines of God Though McDevitt first caught my interest with Moonfall, lately I've found his far-flung future books to be much better. This one follows a group of anthropologists and cryptographers who are trying to figure out why there are a series of strange statues, monoliths and sculptures all around the galaxy — always near civilizations that have yet to achieve space travel. Who put them there? A fast-paced buildup and a cast of thoroughly well-developed characters — McDevitt's strongest suit — make this a very satisfying novel. If you liked Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 series, you'll like this.
Date published: 1999-10-06

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In the far reaches of the solar system, the human race made its most staggering discovery--a colossal statue of an alien creature. The mystery of its origin was never solved. But now, after two hundred years of speculation, the dying planet Earth must prepare for the truth

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“The logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.”—Stephen KingPraise for The Engines of God: “Splendid. Not since Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama has the discovery of artifacts of alien intelligence been treated so skillfully.”—Baltimore Sun“McDevitt gives us interstellar archeology rendered with mystery, deftly turned ideas, echoing atmosphere, and steady tension. He delivers a compelling tale with a steady hand.”—Gregory Benford“McDevitt is at his best award-winning style in this intelligent and wide-ranging novel.”—Kirkus Reviews