Jack McDevitt is a skilled but uneven storyteller. His best work is found in his series of novels featuring Priscilla Hutchins. While the Hutchins series tends to be . The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light-years from Earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon . Minor Spoiler Alert! Polaris is second of Jack McDevitt’s series of novels about Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath – and it is probably the best of.

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As had happened many times before, the most primal human instincts rose up, only this time armed with the advanced scientific knowledge to create a genetically engineered smart virus that quickly wiped out humanity to the polris man. Jan 16, Gina rated it liked it.

Wild theories are proposed. I think I liked this book more than the previous. Open Preview See a Problem? Capitalism is the primary monetary system. The compliment polaria passengers onboard Polaris consisted of famous scientists and popular personalities, handpicked by Survey the agency directing space exploration for the Confederacy for this amazing viewing.

Can’t recommend this on any front: About Polaris Jack McDevitt brings back the daring Alex Benedict from A Talent for Warthrusting him into a far-future tale of mystery and suspense that will lead the prominent antiquities dealer to the truth about an abandoned space yacht called the Polaris.


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The City of the Sun. I would actually say Alex Benedict plays a secondary role, but it doesn’t matter because they are similar enough that they are somewhat interchangeable.

Lists with This Book. A diverting, enjoyable, if somewhat predictable poaris, Polaris will provide any sci-fi fan with some enjoyable hours of reading What if some really weird events keep happening around you, your artifacts, and your friends? Just think of this book as a little “roughage” for your mind.

I was looking forward to this different perspective when I started reading, but found the narrative voice to be so similar, I was actually confused at points as I thought Alex was still narrating. Diving into the next book.

Polaris (Alex Benedict, book 2) by Jack McDevitt

It is a polaeis well-told tale that also involves a thoughtful scientific dilemma. Even a cult following! The book starts off really well, but then McDevitt switches to first person and it totally killed the flow.

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Science Fiction Hyperdrive: Review of Polaris by Jack McDevitt

Alex is suspicious and takes nothing on face value. Also by Jack McDevitt. While the first story in the series was told by Alex Benedict, this one is told by Chase Kolpath, his assistant.

Then humans are discovered. Jim Toronto, ON, Canada Sci-fi and mystery fans.


I continue to find myself loving everything Iack read by Jack McDevitt. Jun 15, Eric rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He also researches stories to find new objects and this book starts when objects from the space ship Polaris is exhibited. Sci-fi and mystery lovers. Mcdeitt a post-scarcity society: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. What’s there to like?

Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: It is also the only novel of the group that is told from the point of view of Alex Benedict; the others are all from Chase Kolpath’s point of ajck. The review must be at least 50 characters long. It is difficult for a male author to catch the feel for an authentic female voice and this is one of those books where he did not succeed.

The search party sent to investigate found the Polaris empty and adrift in space, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery. I grabbed Polaris on a whim at the used bookstore.