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ODYSSEY by Jack McDevitt | Kirkus Reviews

And I wonder if this wasn’t just me falling for the use of the 15 year old Amy as a foil. Even the one woman who is in on the corporate plotting is doing it for selfless reasons, and she becomes the most heroic figure in the book in the end. Sep 13, Bradley rated it liked it Shelves: I’m surprised this facet of the book has not been explored much. Add both to Cart Add both to List. This book was just a waste of time. Was this a hoax? Which is a shame since the rest of the series McDevitt has fantastic ideas, thoroughly thought out.

This book, although part of a series, can probably be read as a stand alone book. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon.


This makes sense, considering the irresistible old-school charm of his novels. These rapidly succeeding close calls may be exactly what’s needed to fatten up the Academy’s budget and allow it to modernize its fleet and fulfill its various missions. That night, Amy receives a visit from a being that resembles a too-tall Hutch, warning that the moonriders intend to destroy Origins, and soon.

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jsck Forse potremmo, con l’occhio contemporaneo, giustificarli. I was going to give it a two star review at that point, but thank God, McDevitt upped the ante after the first couple hundred pages and the book improved.

The back-room dealings and funding discussions just annoy the reader. My only advice would be to skip directly to Starhawk or even The Long Sunset, which is maybe the better book of the series. Share your thoughts with other customers. Ships are sent jqck search for them. Matt Darwin will pilot one. It’s nice to see in a long series that the books are not all the same.

At the end oydssey this purge, a mission is decided to launch an Alien hunt. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I still plan to read the next installment Cauldron based on my love of the previous books. Don’t have a Kindle? The same happened with Odyssey. People debate religion while the Earth heats up, remain complaisant during a war defined as never ending, and allow media outlets to serve up emotionally distressed pop-culture stars instead.


McDevitt presents the puzzles and odysssey much of what he concludes ambiguous, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions. Please provide an email address.

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Odyssey, a book by Jack McDevitt | Book review

Cosa che non facevo da Dorian Gray in quarta superiore. Start odhssey The Engines of Godor his Nebula winner: You enjoy his style as much as you enjoy the story. I bought a shelf full of his books after being so impressed with Chindi. May 19, Jerry rated it it was ok.

As in the following volume Cauldron the whole issue of the story is the continuation or not of humanity’s space program, but seen odyasey the administrative side of the Force which can be also scary, but which is not the funnier. For a first-time reader of Jack McDevitt, “Odyssey” would have been quite a let down, but for those who have followed the series since its inception, “Odyssey” wasn’t really that bad.

For example, at loot. In the opening of Odyssey, an Academy ship jumps out of hyperspace with a blown engine thinking they’re mcdevvitt zillion miles from earth. This is a book to read with patience.