Echo

Echo

Book - 2010
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A new novel of the fantastic unknown by the national bestselling author of Time Travelers Never Die .

Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for. To find out, Benedict and his assistant embark on their own voyage of discovery-one that will lead them directly into the path of a very determined assassin who doesn't want those secrets revealed.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780441019243
0441019242
Branch Call Number: SF McDevitt
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 24 cm.

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Feb 07, 2013

Echo --- by Jack McDevitt --- McDevitt scores again: Science Fiction nicely done. The future setting in many ways resembles the present: talk shows; pizzas; romantic love. But in a way that might be labeled low-keyed or understated, McDevitt propells us into the future, thousands of years into the future, where his detective / mystery is set.. Easy to read. Impossible to put down .McDevitt is one smoooth writer. Read this novel and you’ll be heading to the bookshelf for more of McDevitt.

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Basileus
Apr 15, 2011

McDevitt is one on my favourite SF authors and he always delivers. While I do find the Benedict novels tend to follow the same formula in each novel, and this one was no exception, they are still an enjoyable read. Unlike the Acadamy novels, where McDevitt takes real chances, the Benedict novels are paint by numbers/by the book, which is not a bad thing. So don't expect anything new.

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KayK
Mar 02, 2011

Structurally a good read, entertaining and quite a page turner, however interpersonal relationships of the characters were a bit flat which detracted.

gwsuperfan Jan 13, 2011

A fascinating read. Echo is well-written and flows smoothly through the narrative, with a series of course corrections woven into the plot (I wouldn't go so far as to call them plot twists). Definitely one of the better sci-fi novels I've read in the past few years.

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sws84
Nov 07, 2010

I'm excited too, somehow I came in 2nd on the holds list!

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Blaze3
Nov 01, 2010

I am so excited for this book! I consider Jack McDevitt the best sci fi author out there.

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