Jack McDevitt is a skilled but uneven storyteller. His best work is found in his series of novels featuring Priscilla Hutchins. While the Hutchins series tends to be . 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 . Minor Spoiler Alert! Polaris is second of Jack McDevitt’s series of novels about Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath – and it is probably the best of.

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Naturally, they must travel frequently throughout the galaxy and they do so in style with a vessel named the Belle-Marie. Featuring the Christian faith in a story set centuries into the future is also a big plus. Technological advances include space vessles travel at faster than light speed uack, small planetary vehicles using anti-gravity called “skimmers”, some practical robotics, advanced artificial intelligence and holography.

How can a book with a high-school science level error right in the prologue get rated at all? Chase remarks that the police on Rimway are unused to investigating crime because the crime rate is so low.

On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa Now I actively seek out titles where she is a reader. It’s smart and the author’s voice is quite strong. Then there’s the fact that they keep going on about how there is almost no crime in the world, yet crimes happen to the main characters almost daily, apparently.


Could you see Polaris being made into a movie or a TV series?


Sep 04, James rated it really liked it Shelves: They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. Salvation Salvation Sequence, Book 1 By: There has to be an ulterior motive to these consistent character traits but danged if I can figure it out.

Neither of them, unfortunately, is incredibly interesting as a character. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best mdevitt least Describe the author’s style Explain the polaaris you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Fiction Book Review: POLARIS by Jack McDevitt, Author . Ace $ (p) ISBN

With all this history between Alex Benedict and life back here on Earth, there are bound to be so many cool mysteries to explore. Sci-fi and mystery fans. Swap it for free. But this is just the Mary Celeste done with a high-tech motivation and on multiple worlds. However, the reader might benefit from reading A Talent for War first as it is the opening book in the series and sets up some of the past influences. Fear drove both species into a long and bloody war which was eventually resolved before both sides exhausted their ships and weapons.


I thought that was funny as hell. Socially, there have been very few advances. One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. She needed more jqck.

Jack McDevitt is a former naval officer, taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

As an author, I am very busy, so please be patient with the jakc. Alex and Chase become involved when Survey decides to hold a public auction of the items that were left behind on Polarisfrom uniforms to glasses to books. I would actually say Alex Benedict plays a secondary role, but it doesn’t matter because they are similar enough jaco they are somewhat interchangeable. The End of All Things 4: You don’t have to read them in order, thankfully, but what I liked most was the female narrator.

I liked the unraveling final reveal.

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Once the other ships had returned, Polaris remained silent and unseen. But their time is running out.