25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton SF- M

Deepsix

by

Deepsix Cover

ISBN13: 9780061051241
ISBN10: 0061051241
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $8.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A spellbinding epic adventure of discovery, catastrophe, and survival from one of the most masterful storytellers in speculative fiction.

In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III. Twenty-one years later, the opportunity for scientists to study this galactic rarity — a life-supporting planet — is about to vanish forever, as a rogue gas giant has invaded the planetary system on a deadly collision course with the world they are now calling Deepsix.

A superluminal pilot for the Academy of Science and Technology, Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins is the only even remotely qualified professional within lightyears of Deepsix. With less than three weeks left before the disaster, she and a small scientific team — including Randall Nightingale, a survivor of the original expedition who was made the scapegoat for its failure — must descend to the surface, and glean whatever they can about the doomed planet's lifeforms and lost civilizations.

There is more to this strange and complex world, however, than anyone could have imagined: hidden predators; stone cities under the ice; remnants of a warlike, primitive society, yet with inexplicable hints of an impossible technology buried in the rubble ... and in orbit around the soon to be demolished planet. The deeper Hutch and her team delve, the more puzzles are revealed within puzzles, and startling discoveries lead only to greater and more perplexing questions.

But then the unthinkable occurs. An earthquake destroys the explorers' only means of escape. As scientists and sightseers who have come to witness the spectacular end of Deepsix watch helplessly from miles above, Hutch and her people must survive somehow on a hostile planet going rapidly mad. And with the clock ticking relentlessly toward an unavoidable apocalypse, they must find some way, any way, to get off before Deepsix plunges like a pebble into the limitless depths of the rampaging gas giant.

From the acclaimed author of Infinity Beach comes the ultimate survival adventure — a riveting, relentlessly suspenseful, awesomely possible tale with a firm foundation in hard science which showcases the best and the worst aspects of complex human nature. It is yet another stunning achievement by Jack McDevitt, proving without a doubt that he is indeed the true heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.

About the Author

Jack McDevitt is the author of A Talent for War, The Engines of God, Ancient Shores, Eternity Road, Moonfall, and numerous prize-winning short stories. He has served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, taught English and literature, and worked for the U.S. Customs Service in North Dakota and Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061051241
Author:
McDevitt, Jack
Publisher:
Harper Voyager
Author:
McDevitt, Jack
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. AU-ARI-92-8
Publication Date:
20010306
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.50x6.42x1.42 in. 1.64 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Amber Spyglass Used Book Club Paperback $2.50
  2. The Golden Compass
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  3. The Subtle Knife Used Trade Paper $0.95
  4. Interlopers Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. Calculating God
    Used Mass Market $4.50
  6. Space Used Hardcover $8.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z

Deepsix Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 448 pages Eos - English 9780061051241 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.