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Coming Soon: THUNDERBIRD by Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt is one of those authors whose books, as far as I have seen, are almost universally loved. His Alex Benedict and Priscilla Hutchins novels usually receive high marks from reviewers.

Here’s the cover and synopsis for his upcoming novel Thunderbird, one that takes place in teh same universe as Ancient Shores.

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…

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (December 1, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0425279197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425279199


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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on Coming Soon: THUNDERBIRD by Jack McDevitt

  1. You’re right, John, his work is greatly appreciated. I must have read ‘Engines Of God’ about six times alone. The beginning has such a strong hook and what better high concept than the main protagonist, Priscilla ‘Hutch’ Hutchins standing on one of Saturn’s moons, Iapetus, an archeologist trying to figure out what a giant statue of an alien being staring out into space represents and means. Who are these mysterious ‘Monument Makers’ and why are these artifacts spread out there on the worlds? What a perfect way to start and adventure and something Jack does very well. And that’s just one of his books. So looking forward to his new novel and a return to Ancient Shores.

  2. Wileyacez // July 12, 2015 at 7:59 am //

    I always say he’s my bubblegum author. He’s such a smmoth, easy read every single time. Plus I love the Scifi combined with archaeology theme more than any other.

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