McDevitt - how is he?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by tpetty, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. tpetty

    tpetty The Doctor is in.

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    I saw an ad for Jack McDevitt's new book - Chindi. How is this, or his earlier book - Deepsix? Thanks.
     
  2. Erebus

    Erebus Keeping The Equilibrium

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    I have read The Engines of God, Moonfall and Ancient Shores, all of which are great hard SF yarns! I have not read Deep Six yet or any later novels by him, but I can certainly recommend him as an author based on the novels I have read!
     
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    banderscratch New Member

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    _Deep Six_ is great, _Ancient shores_ was too slow for me.
     
  4. Rob B

    Rob B \m/ BEER \m/ Staff Member

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    I've read the same McDevitt books as erebus, plus Infinity Beach, which was the most uneven of the ones I've read.

    Moonfall was very entertaining and enjoyable. I believe The Engines of God, Chindi, and Deepsix are all connected. EoG was pretty good and was sort of an homage to Clarke's 2001. I was a bit disappointed in the ending, of an otherwise good book.
     
  5. vortexreader

    vortexreader Registered User

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    I'll second that. His books are fast paced, enjoyable page turners.
     
  6. banderscratch

    banderscratch New Member

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    IIRC Infinity Beach and Ancient shores is the same book. I even bought it twice because of this trik with different titles.
     
  7. Rob B

    Rob B \m/ BEER \m/ Staff Member

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    Outside the US, Infinity Beach went by the title Slow Lightning.
     
  8. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    I've got a few McDevitt, including a signed one. I quite like him but it's a very traditional, possibly even old fashioned, style SF. (And I'm going to have to disagree with Erebus here, doesn't happen very often!, but IMO McDevitt is not a hard Sf writer!)

    Favourites are probably the first I read, Engines of God, and probably either DeepSix or Moonfall, though they are all rather similar in tone. Try one and if you like, try more.