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 #
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.
From the Back Cover:
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?
Title: The Engines of God
Publisher: Ace Books (1994)
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Ace Hardcover, 1994. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91404593
Book Description Ace Hardcover, 1994. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2638123
Book Description Ace (TRD). Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0441000770I5N01
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Book Description Ace (TRD). Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0441000770I3N10
Book Description Ace Hardcover. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2709713779
Book Description Ace Hardcover. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2735329274
Book Description Ace Hardcover. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2735647565