Echo

Echo

Paperback - 2011
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Sunset Tuttle spent a lifetime looking for alien species. Twenty-five years after Tuttle's death, Alex Benedict discovers a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic symbols, now in the possession of Tuttle's one- time lover Rachel Bannister. Benedict is determined to decipher its secret-one Bannister doesn't want revealed. Could it be that Tuttle's obsessive quest was successful?
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2011, c2010
Edition: Ace mass-market ed
ISBN: 9781937007003
Branch Call Number: SF MCD
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 18 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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