Ancient Shores

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Publisher Description

It turned up in a North Dakota wheat field: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer would have done. He dug it up. And discovered a boat, made of a fiberglass-like material with an utterly impossible atomic number. What it was doing buried under a dozen feet of prairie soil two thousand miles from any ocean, no one knew. True, Tom Lasker's wheat field had once been on the shoreline of a great inland sea, but that was a long time ago -- ten thousand years ago.

A return to science fiction on a grand scale, reminiscent of the best of Heinlein, Simak, and Clarke, Ancient Shores is the most ambitious and exciting SF triumph of the decade, a bold speculative adventure that does not shrink from the big questions -- and the big answers.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Gina1000 ,

What a ride

I decided to read this book even after reading reviews that mentioned there was politics and world events heavily involved with a fantastic discovery. I tend to like my Scifi a little more pure. Best decision of the month! I was hooked immediately and could not put it down until the last word. One word of criticism... I was left with such a sense of loss of not getting to explore all the worlds that this story so tantalyzingly dangles in front of the reader. A second novel is an absolute MUST!!!!

Satanicpuppy ,

Worst Deus Ex ever

It started okay...There was a lot of potential for it to be good...It was not fulfilled. Do not expect anything to be resolved In a satisfactory way.

I love McDevitt. He has flaws, but they’re usually bearable. These weren’t.

Edit: I saw this book on sale, and went to add a negative review, and saw that I’d already left one. That’s how much I hated this book.

turquoise Dave ,

Ancient Shores

Rarely have I read such an original and exciting work!

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