The Engines of God (Priscilla

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

by Jack McDevitt
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Engines of God 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Hymae More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of believable SF novels. I came across this book a few years back and was instantly addicted. The entire series is wonderfully written, always introducing something new and interesting and I highly recommend it to SF fans!
Jo_Kuh More than 1 year ago
My first McDevitt, had heard hints somewhere that he's a fun writer of hardcore space opera. Has interesting broad sweeping plot ideas, and a satisfying notion of space exploration in the not too distant future when humans have recently figured out faster-then-light travel. Hutch Hutchins is a superb main character, a feisty, sharp, funny, highly skilled ship's captain. Engines of God is the first in the series starring her, betcha I'll read the whole set. This is Jamie Dillon, spouse of Jo Kuh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book opens up to the world of Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins who is a pilot that ferry scientists from Earth to other planets. There are times when things do not go as they plan and she does her best to help out the situation when needed. Especially when they visit the planet of Quraqua where scientists are trying to recover as much information from the descendents of the planet. With little time, they do what they can but sometimes the best made plans does not come together and Hutch is there trying to do the best she can in what she has.
The_Wolfie More than 1 year ago
The beginning of an engrossing series. McDevitt spins a great yarn, and the hype is right - his writing is as engrossing as the Clark "Rama" series, but more approachable in some ways. You'll find his books hard to put down, and you'll be glad that there are more in the series...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up by accident in a second hand store and was immediately engaged...While I think some of the premises regarding the attractant of the 'Dark Cloud' was specious at best...The book was well written and kept me reading...which is all that I can ask for from a hard SF choice...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guy is a good writer but not in this book. I love SF specially hard SF and even more when archeology, antrhopolgy, history, mistery is involved that is why i bought this book, But this story fell short from what i expected. Simple things make a big difference. To start, why pick cities and right angles as the atractors in the story, is this what dertemines an advance civilization? Well if that was the case then i guess beings living in Spherical cities would avoid destruction. IF he would have picked the amount of energy the civilization uses or its electromagnetic output as the atractor for the dragon i would have given it a 5 stars. But.... Maybe this is not his best.. The story as a whole was not that bad, i mean the characters and all... I will try one more book from this author I already picked the ones i will read, it is about an alternative history something i like too..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read about a quarter way in and just not much happeming to keep me interested. Plot development is glacial..
DFY More than 1 year ago
SciFi with plot twists like a mystery. The outcome can't be predicted when you start. Seems like the start of a series, I'll try some more of the books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read. Will interrupt your life. If you require concrete endings with everything tidied up and explained, well, you will have to come to the conclusion yourself. That was something I really liked about this one. I've bought it three times, lent it out each time and had to buy it again. Decided I would marry the man who already had it on his shelf, and found him last summer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! I couldn't put it down and wished it wouldn't end. It had everything: science, mystery, good character development, and carefully detailed thoughts and actions. Very well balanced. I highly recommend it!
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