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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Was Chris Robin investigating these? This book was enjoyably put together, and the mystery, while not quite as deep as anticipated, was still fulfilling. Nov 16, Erin rated it fiirebird was amazing. But all-in-all a good story.

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She is the sister-in-law of Christopher Robin no relation to Winnie the Pooh who is a physicist who mysteriously disappeared years ago. I don’t know why it is, but we tend to fall in love with things we believe, Threaten them, and you threaten us. McDevitt, and I appreciate you injecting new life into your star characters. The mystery surrounding the destructive “Omega Clouds” which are introduced in The Engines of God is left unexplored until Omega.


Interesting how the tale leads to other digressions that I thought we did not need for the book to move along: One of the most interesting developments in Firebird, if not in the entire series, is the idea that the AIs might be sentient lifeforms. I thought, based on the jacket blurb, this novel would deliver some hard science fiction, but the science wasn’t there and the fiction was below average.

That said, …more There is an overarching continuity but the main stories are complete in each volume.

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I am a big fan of McDevitt’s Alex Benedict novels. It’s almost like they’re self aware. Morrese rated it it was amazing. I am reading this more out of a sense of duty and completion than of eager anticipation. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Favorite Quo This was not that good.

Firebird (Alex Benedict, #6) by Jack McDevitt

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Without her, these books might be pretty unbearable. The central mystery, about the disappearance of an enigmatic Physics Professor doing some really interesting work with research, is not conclusively resolved. A Talent For War. The mysteries were so engrossing that there was no way they could not affect my science fiction. Over the mcrevitt few books, it has been increasingly apparent that AIs act, respond, and feel like living beings. Usually McDevitt adds on a couple of red herrings theories before guiding us to the right one.


This act kicks off a chain of events that both demonise and humanise Alex Benedict in the eyes of the public and perhaps the reader.

You’re a slow learner then. Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. The investigation in this book starts with the heir to an estate coming to Alex to sell some of the possessions of a physicist. Feb 10, Mouldy Squid rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jack McDevitt is a former naval officer, taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer.

Not really expecting to find anything, he nonetheless embarks on his own investigation. Mcsevitt had a similar reaction to it: The third, the in Polaris, sent a message: The lander was still on board, as were the pressure suits. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.