The Engines of God: Jack McDevitt

The Engines of God

Jack McDevitt

Published by Ace Books (1994), 1994
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419 pages. 'McDevitt gives us interstellar archaeology rendered with mystery, deftly turned ideas, echoing atmosphere, and steady tension. He delivers a compelling tale with a sure hand.' Gregory Benford, on flyleaf. Signed by the author on title page. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: An unknown race called the Monument-Makers creates a stunning array of gorgeous statues, scattering them throughout the galaxy and encoding them with strange inscriptions that hold the key to the survival of humankind. Reprint. AB. K.

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CLASSIC SENSE-OF-WONDER SF MEETS 'THE X-FILES'

Two hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery?

In the far reaches of the solar system: a huge statue of an alien creature, with an inscription that defied all efforts of translation.

Now, faster-than-light drive opens the stars to exploration, humans are finding other relics of the race they call the Monument-Makers ? each different, and each heartbreakingly beautiful. But except for a set of footprints on Jupiter's moon Lapetus, there is no trace of the enigmatic race that has left them behind.

Then a team of scientists working on a dead world discover an ominous new image of the Monument-Makers. Somehow it all fits with other lost civilzations, and possibly with Earth's own future. And distant past. But Earth itself is on the brink of ecological disaster ? there is no time to search for answers. Even to a question that may hold the key to survival for the entire human race?

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Title: The Engines of God
Publisher: Ace Books (1994)
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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