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Ancient Shores

 
 
 
 
Ancient Shores
Author: Jack McDevitt
ISBN 13: 9780061054266
ISBN 10: 61054267
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: 1996-10-23
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $7.99
 
 

It turned up in a North Dakota wheat field: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer would have done. He dug it up. And discovered a boat, made of a fiberglass-like material with an utterly impossible atomic number. What it was doing buried under a dozen feet of prairie soil two thousand miles from any ocean, no one knew. True, Tom Lasker's wheat field had once been on the shoreline of a great inland sea, but that was a long time ago — ten thousand years ago.

A return to science fiction on a grand scale, reminiscent of the best of Heinlein, Simak, and Clarke, Ancient Shores is the most ambitious and exciting SF triumph of the decade, a bold speculative adventure that does not shrink from the big questions — and the big answers.

New York Daily News

An old-fashioned page turner...filled with breathless plotting...[and] a nail-biting ending.