The Hercules Text

The Hercules Text

3.68 (1,070 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.68 (1,070 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

The classic first-contact science fiction novel that launched the career of Jack McDevitt, the national bestselling author of Coming Home--now revised from the original edition, and featuring a new foreword.

From a remote corner of the galaxy a message is being sent. The continuous beats of a pulsar have become odd, irregular...artificial. It can only be a code.

Frantically, a research team struggles to decipher the alien communication. And what the scientists discover is destined to shake the foundations of empires around this world--from Wall Street to the Vatican...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 105 x 170 x 23mm | 204g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 0425276015
  • 9780425276013
  • 289,199

Review quote

"The logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke."--Stephen King

"The Hercules Text is much more than a knowledgeable scientific mystery; it is simply the most thoughtful and engaging first-contact story I have ever read."--Paul Preuss, author of Secret Passages

"A good read...Delightful."--Gregory Benford, Nebula Award-winning coauthor of Shipstar
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About Jack Mcdevitt

Jack McDevitt is a former naval officer, taxi driver, English teacher, customs officer, and motivational trainer, and is now a full-time writer. His novel Seeker won a Nebula Award, and he is a multiple Nebula Award finalist. He lives in Georgia with his wife, Maureen.
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Rating details

1,070 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 20% (209)
4 40% (426)
3 32% (339)
2 7% (75)
1 2% (21)
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