Jack McDevitt's gripping SF adventure POLARIS once again proves this Nebula-Award winning author to be a master of the genre. 'Combines hard science fiction with mystery and adventure in a wild tour of the distant future. Stellar plotting, engaging characters, and a mastery of storytelling' Library Journal The luxury space yacht Polaris carried ...
Jack McDevitt's gripping SF adventure POLARIS once again proves this Nebula-Award winning author to be a master of the genre. 'Combines hard science fiction with mystery and adventure in a wild tour of the distant future. Stellar plotting, engaging characters, and a mastery of storytelling' Library Journal The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light-years from Earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon. It never returned. The search party sent to investigate found the Polaris empty and adrift in space, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery. Sixty years later, Alex Benedict is determined to find the truth about Polaris - no matter how far he must travel across the stars, no matter the risk.
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This is my first novel by McDevitt and I really enjoyed it. The writing had a lot of momentum. There was a slight bit of predictability here and there but easily overcome by enjoyable characters (Alex & Chase) and again, the momentum in the narrative. No part of this book felt cumbersome. Good storytelling that kept me interested, with a nice finish. I look forward to reading more from McDevitt.
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