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    DescriptionTwo hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery in the far reaches of the solar system: a huge statue of an alien creature, with an inscription that defied all efforts at translation. Now, as faster-than-light drive opens the stars to exploration, humans are finding other relics of the race they call the Monument-Makers - each different, and each heartbreakingly beautiful. But except for a set of footprints on Jupiter's moon Iapetus, there is no trace of the enigmatic race that has left them behind. Then a team of scientists working on a dead world discover an ominous new image of the Monument-Makers. Somehow it all fits with other lost civilizations, and possibly with Earth's own future. And distant past. But Earth itself is on the brink of ecological disaster - there is no time to search for answers. Even to a question that may hold the key to survival for the entire human race...

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    The Engines of God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack McDevitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780441002849
    ISBN 10: 0441002846

    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Edition statement
    Ace Books
    Imprint name
    Ace Books
    Publication date
    01 December 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jack McDevitt is a former naval officer, taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer. He is a multiple Nebula Award finalist who lives in Georgia with his wife Maureen.
    Review quote
    "The logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke."--Stephen King Praise for "The Engines of God" "Splendid. Not since Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous with Rama "has the discovery of artifacts of alien intelligence been treated so skillfully."--"Baltimore Sun" "McDevitt gives us interstellar archeology rendered with mystery, deftly turned ideas, echoing atmosphere, and steady tension. He delivers a compelling tale with a steady hand."--Gregory Benford "McDevitt is at his best award-winning style in this intelligent and wide-ranging novel."--"Kirkus Reviews"