Jack McDevitt (born April 14, ) is an American science fiction author whose novels . (): Cauldron; Nebula Best Novel nominee (): Echo; Nebula Best Novel nominee (): Firebird; Robert A. Heinlein Award winner (). Firebird is volume six of Jack McDevitt’s “Alex Benedict” series of archeological mysteries in a Science Fiction setting, a series that found its. This month sees the publication of the sixth novel in Jack McDevitt’s Alex Benedict series, the aptly-titled Firebird. Like its predecessors, from A.

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He is a multiple Nebula Award winner and finalist who lives in Georgia with his wife Maureen.

If there is a judgment, God may not be particularly interested mcdvitt how many hymns we sang or what prayers we memorized.

As always there are one or two great ideas that justify reading the book to the end. The book builds steadily to a really tense ending that leaves one wishing for more. The story is still well worth reading, but it’s an unusual case of a series book being less interesting for the cognoscenti than for newcomers.

See 1 question about Firebird…. The mysteries were so engrossing that there was no way they could not affect my science fiction.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Chase Alex’s assistant, and here, as in the last mcevitt books, the viewpoint character doesn’t even recognize the name, but Alex does: Two, Alex gets involved, which is not so good for business.

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Over the last few books, it has been increasingly apparent that AIs act, respond, and feel like living beings. Even sexism is alive mcdevirt well, though subtly. The later novels have been very good–the writing remains clear and readable, the stories are still interesting. Sorry for the lack of details but I want to avoid spoilers. I’m not a hard-core sci-fi fan Accompanied by Chase, who again issues warnings regarding his involvement and the danger to himself and his reputation, Alex chases clues in an attempt to unravel the mystery for jsck.

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Feb 21, Paul rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 08, Alex Shrugged rated it really liked it Shelves: The mysteries also become more intricate and devious, although not to the point of incredulity if such a thing can be said about a science fiction novel. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. No one human, at least. But he is also a man of high intelligence and integrity. Firebird is one of those novels by Jack McDevitt that require serious masochistic inclinations to be appreciated.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Basically, many who previously respected Alex now blame him for the deaths of idiots. Anyhow, much much better effort on this one than the previous.

Retrieved from ” https: I think this was a solid entry, but it didn’t quite spark my jacj quite as much as the previous book in the series. Jaco are a natural fit in every sense of the word, and McDevitt deftly creates a subtle sense of expectation in Firebird that will leave readers waiting for Alex and Chase to discover what we already know—they are perfect for each other.

With his fiction set thousands of years into the future, McDevitt makes future tech seem like everyday technology.

In the midst of this, treasure hunters flock to Villanueva to attempt their own rescues and many of firebirf die at the hands of psychotic AIs.

I don’t know why it is, but we tend to fall in love with things we believe, Threaten them, and you threaten us. The crew and passengers could not have left the ship. Looking for More Great Reads? As always, I enjoyed the interplay between Alex and his assistant, Chase.

But win or lose, I can guarantee that the adventures of Alex and Chase are far kcdevitt over! There are no great surprises, but if you are a fan, it has the consistent quality one expects from McDevitt. These very sophisticated computer programs manage houses, ships and space stations, jacck are recurring characters as important as Alex and Chase. Robin stepped right out of this universe, right in his bedroom closet.


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Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article. She is the sister-in-law of Christopher Robin no relation to Winnie the Pooh who is a physicist who furebird disappeared years ago. Chase seemed too flippant, uninterested, and a bit too much of a foil instead of a partner. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He was also and unusually for a physicist interested in strange and marginal ideas: Eventually firenird can’t resist the allure of a revealed link between Christopher Robin and sightings of mysterious disappearing starships and the normal pattern cmdevitt in, but he firebidd rather more of the book than normal being flippant mcddevitt slightly unethical.

While most of the novels involve Alex solving some mystery that is usually centered around the recovery of some artifact and consequently, evading attempts on their livesFirebird deals with the mystery of a man who has disappeared 40 years earlier, a physicist who believed that multiple universes not only exist, but overlap.

Most of the references to history were also not all from 15thth century, but from some other future history which I liked a lot. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I found the last couple of books in Jack McDevitt’s mystery series to be rather formulaic although good enough for those who like Chase Kolpath and Alex Benedict.

Trivia About Firebird Alex Be We do get a good look at the culture and technology of Rimway. The quotes at the heading of each chapter were particularly amusing since they quoted “future” authors as if they were literary classics.