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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.

Synopsis:

Buried 12 feet below Tom Lasker's North Dakota wheat field is a 42-foot fiberglass sailboat, complete with microwave oven. After digging it up, Tom makes the additional discovery of an object that serves as a doorway to another world--a find that will draw a far-flung collection of people with conflicting motives to the small community.

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:
9780061054266
Author:
McDevitt, Jack
Publisher:
Harper Voyager
Author:
McDevitt, Jack
Author:
by Jack McDevitt
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
North dakota
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
no. 1045
Publication Date:
19961023
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.75x4.20x1.04 in. .40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Buried 12 feet below Tom Lasker's North Dakota wheat field is a 42-foot fiberglass sailboat, complete with microwave oven. After digging it up, Tom makes the additional discovery of an object that serves as a doorway to another world--a find that will draw a far-flung collection of people with conflicting motives to the small community.

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