Echo By Jack McDevitt, Echo A new novel of the fantastic unknown by the national bestselling author of Time Travelers Never Die Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life Thirty years after
  • Title: Echo
  • Author: Jack McDevitt
  • ISBN: 9780441019243
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Echo By Jack McDevitt, A new novel of the fantastic unknown by the national bestselling author of Time Travelers Never Die Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle s onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxiouA new novel of the fantastic unknown by the national bestselling author of Time Travelers Never Die Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle s onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for To find out, Benedict and his assistant embark on their own voyage of discovery one that will lead them directly into the path of a very determined assassin who doesn t want those secrets revealed.
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    1. Jack McDevitt

      Jack McDevitt is a former English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer His work has been on the final ballot for the Nebula Awards for 12 of the past 13 years His first novel, The Hercules Text, was published in the celebrated Ace Specials series and won the Philip K Dick Special Award In 1991, McDevitt won the first 10,000 UPC International Prize for his novella, Ships in the Night The Engines of God was a finalist for the Arthur C Clarke Award, and his novella, Time Travelers Never Die, was nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.McDevitt lives in Georgia with his wife, Maureen, where he plays chess, reads mysteries and eats lunch regularly with his cronies.

    380 thoughts on “Echo”

    1. Historians In Space Well, if anyone has followed this far in the series, you know this is nothing new It s nearly 30,000 years after humanity has spread from Earth and we re all over the galaxy and there are very very few alien species out there But humans being humans, we fall apart and lose touch and certain facts, places, and even people tend to drop off the map and the history books and any other kind of archive This is known Plus, space and time is very big It s easy to lose track of anythi [...]

    2. A step by step way to write a Jack McDevitt Alex Benedict book 1 Introduce a mysterious artifact person the mystery should be vague with each succeeding book.2 Have Alex s Chase s residence burgled or otherwise infiltrated in an attempt to prevent the mystery from being solved.3 Have Chase remark that Alex isn t that easily persuaded then have Chase suggested two or three times during the novel that they should stop investigating the mystery.4 Throw in some references to Chase s boyfriend of th [...]

    3. Not up to the standards of the series in the end It did make me want to immediately reread the entire series, though The central mystery is great possibly the best set up in the series but the resolution has a major groaner that made me shake my head in disappointment spoiler Star Trek Style aliens that are so indistinguishable from humans that they find Chase sexually attractive Also, I have the feeling that he or his editors pulled back from a much disturbing truth for some reason spoiler It [...]

    4. I ve started reading Alex Benedict s adventures 6 years ago, still these books are one of my favorite sci fi books It s fun to read Jack McDevitt books.The story in this book is not as great as the seeker but still I enjoyed reading it It s like visiting an old friend.McDevitt s books remind asimovs universe, humanity has colonized lots of planets and still trying tolonize And our character Alex Benedict is trying to solve mysterious mostly there is dead in these mysteries.Probably I will buy t [...]

    5. Another excellent Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath book from Jack McDevitt This one seemed a little darker, a little uncomfortable at times than previous outings with the antiquities brokers adventurers But that didn t affect my enjoyment of the story It made the world, the characters all that real.As these characters grow older which doesn t mean much in a future where most people live at least a couple of centuries , they are definitely experiencing character growth as well Chase becomes unco [...]

    6. This is extremely well written, but shows signs of being a really great short story or short novella that has been padded to novel length.I really had the feeling that it was going to be one of those novels where in the end, nothing has happened.BUT that was not the case in the last few chapters the pace picks way up and there is a lot of action.Am I grumpy Yes Because of this novel Not really, but it wasn t helping.If you like alien artifacts, you will like this novel If you like lost civilizat [...]

    7. Well, I ve often said about this writer it s true, they tend to blend together and resemble each other after a while, but a day with a bad Jack McDevitt novel is better than a day without ANY Jack McDevitt novel This story, ECHO, is set in the Alex Benedict Universe which is the setting for what I consider McDevitt s finest novel to date, A TALENT FOR WAR The Alex Benedict sequence is uniformly narrated by his assistant, Chase Kolpath, and perhaps he is allowing her to become blase as the serie [...]

    8. Couldn t put it down Have been in a reading slump for quite awhile Was Jonesing for a good Sci Fi book and this did the job This is a SciFi book that I think any Mystery lover would enjoy It s one of the Alex Benedict Chase Kolpath character books The next one in the series is Firebird and I just picked it up at the library I just love this series I had burned thru all of them that had been written I think year before last Then I had a brain fart and couldn t remember who the author was or what [...]

    9. Chase and Alex, two people who sound like they might appear in some of McDevitt s earlier fiction, as well yup, this is Alex Benedict 5 , investigate the origins of a mysterious stone tablet found in the yard of Sunset Tuttle, an oddball explorer who died two decades earlier and who did appear in some of McDevitt s earlier fiction Then someone tries to kill them Again and again The story was entertaining enough, but it seemed unfocused to me Somehow I never managed to believe that Chase and Alex [...]

    10. Finally the dated ness caught up with this series in this installment where the weight of taking place 8000 years in the future in a society similar to our own plus some fifties staples like AG, FTL crushes the book badly fast and engaging may the author style be and it shows especially in the last 150 pages but this book cannot manage the least amount of suspension of disbelief for a long time.If there is in the series, I will try them but I hope this one will retire Alex and Chase for good an [...]

    11. This is a classic McDevitt, classic Benedict SF mystery It is somewhat darker than prior novels in the series The protagonists actually question some of their motivations Several new threads perhaps fortell the direction of Alex Benedict novels.

    12. It s hard to believe an entry in this series won a Nebula Award This book, 5th in the series, certainly isn t written at that elevated level.Echo revolves around a mystery of where a stone tablet originated from It was found in the yard of a deceased space explorer whose purpose in life was to find intelligent alien life Supposedly he never found any but perhaps this tablet is proof that he did In any case that s what Case and Alex try to find out.I found the first two hundred pages very slow go [...]

    13. I don t understand why this isn t the Chase Kolpath series, rather than the Alex Benedict series, since while Alex is the guy in charge, it s Chase that the books are about In any case, while just as friendly and readable as McDevitt s other books, Echo isn t the best of the series Perhaps, as with the Priscilla Hutchins series, McDevitt has simply run out of steam towards the end.Echo is a good mystery story in the tradition of the Benedict series, but it suffers from a couple of defects First, [...]

    14. It s a light read indeed, and IMHO far short of Nebula quality Well short of past efforts in this series, too As others have noted, the ending sort of goes Pbllffft And, two big beefs view spoiler 1 The Mutes are alien and telepathic, and somehow they don t count as Out There And they are never explained Nor how we seem to have killed a lot of them but now their children are playing with ours 2 The people on Echo II are JUST like us in a zillion ways, but only have 42 chromosomes Jack, you have [...]

    15. This is my first Alex Benedict novel and I will definately be looking for Even though this is number 5 in this series, I didn t feel lost at all reading this book The premise is a antique seller finder Alex is called by a local woman to pick up a rock post she s had in front of her house for years To Alex, the writing may be alien which would be the first proof of alien life in the galaxy However, when Alex s movers go to get it, the item has already been taken by someone else The mystery is th [...]

    16. Another decent space mystery featuring the Holmes Watson esque team of antique dealer Alex Benedict and his assistant Chase Kolpath I do have to admit that at this point the basic stories are becoming slightly formulaic, and I think I groaned inwardly when once again there was an attempt on their lives while they were in pursuit of this volume s mystery Even the detective in the story asks them if they have any idea who wants them dead this time At least this time it does not involve a sabotaged [...]

    17. A sadly diappointing book in a generally excellent series It felt like a novella that had been stretched way beyond its natural length There just wasn t enough plot to fill the book the first half is particularly plodding and the big shock ending was a very damp squib On the other hand, Chase and Alex are as interesting a pair of characters as ever and the plot does have some interesting twists It s worth reading if you know the series, but don t make this the first Alex Benedict book you read o [...]

    18. I read this book because it was on the Nebula ballot, with no familiarity with McDevitt s other work Having not read the previous books in the series, I had a tough time connecting with the characters, and was confused throughout the book by unexplained references to past events I particularly had trouble understanding why the Mutes didn t count as alien contact, and they were never explained in the book, either.

    19. Jack McDevitt writes good old fashioned American science fiction Journeys to the stars, encounters with aliens, love, adventure, new frontiers, goodies and baddies and heroes and villains.Jack has two series, this is from the Alex Benedict series.It is an adventure on land and in space and it is fun It is a mystery and s search for aliens and it is a satisfying adventure If this seems like this is the kind of book you d like, go for it I m sure you ll enjoy it.

    20. This was a decent read, but not as gripping as it was first led to believe The super horrendous secret in the book, ends up to be terrible, but not as earth shaking as it is led up to be Which leads to a big let down at the end It s still a good book, but if the mystery wouldn t have been such a major work up, then the ending would have been much satisfactory.

    21. Love McDevitt, but really felt this was phoned in I kept asking myself Did I read this already , even though I had 50 pages left in the bookPerhaps the only interesting part of the story was the personal character development that seems to be evolving Barely saves the story from a cookie cutter plot And I really like his stuff.

    22. Very slow to start we know info from the book jacket that takes 100 pages or so to be revealed in the book and way too quick on the perfect little wrap up at the end of the book, but I still enjoyed this installment of Alex and Chase.

    23. One of the great thrills for a reader is discovering that a series you love actually has one book you d missed on your way through When that occurs and it s the exact moment you re considering what to read next, well it s freakin bibliophilia all over the place My book of the moment is Echo,Jack McDevitt s fifth entry in the Alex Benedict series This series is one of my favorites It s a compelling mashup of science fiction we re nearly 10,000 years in the future , mystery and adventure The myste [...]

    24. Sometimes characters in a book are suitably stupid and that can really bring that book down That is my main criticism of this, the fifth book about Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath I can accept that the future is a mix of 1950 and the year 10000, because who knows how humanity develop, but I have some trouble with the humans themselves.Anyway, it is a rather entertaining, though not very complicated sadly story An old seeker of aliens seems to have left a mysterious stone with inscriptions behind [...]

    25. This is called the Alex Benedict series, but it could just as well be called the Chase Kolpath series She is the narrator, and the point of view character This book takes a little different turn from the previous ones in that she is not always in agreement with Alex, and even stops working for him at one point We see moire of her personal life, her emotional struggles, and her strength to overcome This combined with a good space mystery made me feel the whole range of emotions while reading It i [...]

    26. It all started innocently enough A woman places a local ad to have a stone tablet removed from the house she recently purchased The tablet made a nice centerpiece for her garden for a while, but now she is tired of it and is willing to offer it to anyone willing to come and haul it away Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is instantly intrigued by the photo of the stone, which is inscribed with runes that do not appear to be in any language known to man His curiosity is further piqued [...]

    27. I enjoyed this I thought I d read all the past Alex Benedict novels but seemed to have missed this one it follows the same formula as all the others in the series but this has enough suspense and twists to keep me entertained.

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