Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Book - 2015
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The Nebula Award-winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic. A working stargate dating back more than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden ; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; or (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way. The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national--if not planetary--security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker. One thing is for certain: questions about what the stargate means for humanity's role in the galaxy cannot be ignored. Especially since travel through the stargate isn't necessarily only one way...
Publisher: New York :, Ace Books,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425279199
0425279197
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION McDevitt 2015
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Thunder bird

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peter1962
Aug 05, 2017

The biggest issue I have with this book is that in spite of some interesting possibilities (aliens on Eden! Aliens on Riverwalk! The Maze! A space station outside our galaxy! Louie!) there really isn't much of a plot and then the book just ends. Some things like Louie or the Maze are never explained so we know nothing about them when the book ends. When it looks like some progress may be achieved, like on Eden, the book ends before any real climax or resolution.

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Basileus
Mar 31, 2016

Excellent sequel to McDevitt's 1996 Ancient Shores. This time more time is used to explore stargate, and the worlds that it opens up to, particularly Eden, which the Native Americans seem to want to colonize, despite evidence of sentient life already living there.

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d050387321
Jan 26, 2016

Good story line about gates to other places and times, and the end was unpredictable. Looking forward to the next McDevitt book - and you have to wonder what the little whirlwinds will do next.

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