The Engines of God (Priscilla

The Engines of God (Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins Series #1)

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by Jack McDevitt
     
 

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Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning, alien statues encoded with strange inscriptions scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy. Twenty-third-century interstellar archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on several planets, searching for clues. But their time is running out: Earth is quickly

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Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning, alien statues encoded with strange inscriptions scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy. Twenty-third-century interstellar archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on several planets, searching for clues. But their time is running out: Earth is quickly becoming unlivable, and colonizers want to begin terraforming these abandoned worlds for human habitation. Only Richard Wald and Priscilla Hutchins are convinced that the monuments may hold the key to the survival of the human race.

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“The logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.”—Stephen King

Praise 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433223365
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Series:
Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)

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From the Publisher
“The logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.”—Stephen King

Praise 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

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