Octavia Gone

Octavia Gone by Jack McDevith

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After being lost in space for eleven years, Gabe finally makes his triumphant return to reunite with Alex and Chase and retrieve a possibly alien artifact—which may lead them to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of their careers, in the eighth installment of the Alex Benedict series. After his return from space, Gabe is trying to find a new life for himself after being presumed dead—just as Alex and Chase are trying to relearn how to live and work without him. But when a seemingly alien artifact goes missing from Gabe’s old collection, it grants the group a chance to dive into solving the mystery of its origins as a team, once again. When a lead on the artifact is tied to a dead pilot’s sole unrecorded trip, another clue seems to lead to one of the greatest lingering mysteries of the age: the infamous disappearance of a team of scientists aboard a space station orbiting a black hole—the Amelia Earhart of their time. With any luck, Alex, Chase, and Gabe may be on the trail of the greatest archaeological discovery of their careers… In Octavia Gone, Nebula Award winner McDevitt, who Stephen King has called “the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke,” has created another terrific science fiction mystery in his beloved Alex Benedict series.

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Jack McDevith

A book by Jack McDevith

Jack McDevitt ( Jack McDevitt ), real name - John Charles McDevitt ( John Charles McDevitt ). Country: USA Born: 1935-04-14 Author of many science fiction books. The main theme of his works was human contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. McDevith`s first short story published was The Emerson Effect, which was published in the Twilight Zone magazine in 1981. Two years later, the first novel, The Hercules Text, was published about an encrypted signal sent to Earth, which became a threat to humanity. This novel set the tone for many subsequent books, which describe the contact of humanity with extraterrestrial intelligence. Often this theme is mixed with an awareness of the infinity of the universe and awe of the unknown. In Engines of God (1994), MacDevith brings to the reader`s judgment the idea of ​​a universe that was once teeming with advanced civilizations, and is now a collection of peculiar artifacts left behind by time-traveling people who arrive at this p...

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Jack McDevitt ( Jack McDevitt ), real name - John Charles McDevitt ( John Charles McDevitt ). Country: USA Born: 1935-04-14 Author of many science fiction books. The main theme of his works was human contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. McDevith`s first short story published was The Emerson Effect, which was published in the Twilight Zone magazine in 1981. Two years later, the first novel, The Hercules Text, was published about an encrypted signal sent to Earth, which became a threat to humanity. This novel set the tone for many subsequent books, which describe the contact of humanity with extraterrestrial intelligence. Often this theme is mixed with an awareness of the infinity of the universe and awe of the unknown. In Engines of God (1994), MacDevith brings to the reader`s judgment the idea of ​​a universe that was once teeming with advanced civilizations, and is now a collection of peculiar artifacts left behind by time-traveling people who arrive at this place. Engines of God was originally an independent novel, but then its protagonist, pilot Priscilla Hutchins, appears in four more books: Deepsix (2001), Chindi (2002), Omega (2003) and Odyssey ( 2006). Despite the events described in the first two volumes, the mystery surrounding the destructive Omega Clouds, which is described in the novel "Engines of God", the heroine reveals only in the novel "Omega". The specificity of McDevith`s novels is that his novels often raise questions to which he does not even try to look for answers, skipping them in favor of those storylines that are of greatest interest to him. McDevith attended LaSalle College, where his short story won the high school competition and was published in the college literary magazine Four Quarters. As McDevith himself said in an interview, he walked his entire life towards writing. “When I read David Copperfield at school, I thought I could never write as well, so after graduating from school I joined the merchant marine. Then I changed many professions - I was a taxi driver, an English teacher, took up the job of an inspector at customs on the northern border, and did not write a word until the last quarter of the 20th century. " After his high school experience, he took up writing for the first time when his wife Maureen asked him to try picking up a pen again. This happened in 1980. Since 2007, McDevith has lived in St. Simmons Island, Georgia. Awards and Awards:

  • 1987, Locus Award in the Debut Novel category for The Hercules Text;
  • 2004, John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel for Omega;
  • 2006 Nebula Award for Novel for Seeker.
  • Official site: http://sfwa.org/members/McDevitt/ Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McDevitt http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McDevit http://fantlab.ru/autor927