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Thunderbird

Thunderbird

  • Title: Thunderbird
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  • ISBN : 9780425279199
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 368 pages


The Nebula Award winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic.A working stargate dating back than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious des The Nebula Award winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic.A working stargate dating back than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations 1 an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden 2 a strange maze of underground passageways or 3 a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way.The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national if not planetary security In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker One thing is for certain Questions about what the stargate means for humanity s role in the galaxy cannot be ignored.Especially since travel through the stargate isn t necessarily only one way


Author Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt is a former English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer His work has been on the final ballot for the Nebula Awards for 12 of the past 13 years His first novel, The Hercules Text, was published in the celebrated Ace Specials series and won the Philip K Dick Special Award In 1991, McDevitt won the first 10,000 UPC Internation




Thunderbird Reviews (31)

  • There are few things as disappointing as a beloved authorexcuse my Frenchshitting the bed I love Jack McDevitt, he s absolutely my favorite science fiction author The fact that this book, a follow up to the terrific Ancient Shores, isn t so much bad as it is totally forgettable is almost worse than [..]

  • Very Disappointing I ve waited for YEARS for a sequel to Ancient Shores What a huge disappointment Overpriced, mediocre writing, antiquated concepts This book should have been awesome and pointing towards a future where mankind joins the rest of the galactic community Instead it s focus is on ignora [..]

  • This is a fun, feel good story about an ancient portal discovered in a Sioux Indian reservation in North Dakota So, in principle, the portal is owned by the Sioux Indians, and all passages are controlled by a member of the tribe The portal leads to other places in the universe, and those places lead [..]

  • I m a long time fan of Jack McDevitt s I ve been reading his work since his first novel, The Hercules Text back in the late 80 s I just finished Thunderbird, a recent work, and I was sincerely disappointed.This novel is a followup to his novel, Ancient Shores, which was published in 1996 I quite enj [..]

  • Probably closer to 3.5 STARS However, it is definitely engrossing and moves at a rapid pace I inhaled the book in just over 24 hours The premise of a star gate which is found on Indian controlled land in North Dakota is intriguing.There are some annoying aspects of the book in that you want to shout [..]

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