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A new Alex Benedict novel from "a master of describing otherworldly grandeur." Denver Post

Forty-one years ago the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies.

Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that Robin had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system where they too vanished. And following Robin's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger...

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Forty-one years ago, the renowned physicist Dr. Christopher Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies.

Now his widow has died and Alex Benedict has been asked to handle the auction of the physicist’s artifacts—leading the public to once again speculate on the mystery surrounding Robin’s disappearance. Did he finally find the door between parallel universes that he had long sought?

Intrigued, Benedict and Chase Kolpath embark on their own investigation as they follow the missing man’s trail into the unknown to uncover the truth—a truth people are willing to kill to protect…  

About the Author

Jack McDevitt is a former naval officer, taxi driver, English teacher, customs officer, and motivational trainer, and is now a full-time writer. He lives in Georgia.

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Deborah J. Ross, April 29, 2012 (view all comments by Deborah J. Ross)
McDevitt belongs to the cadre of hard science fiction writers in the direct lineage of the grand, sweeping idea-rich novels of a generation or two ago. He's absolutely reliable and delivers on what he sets out at the beginning of the book: lots of cool planets, situations, and gee-whiz technology, all wrapped up in solid story-telling. Firebird offers, among other things, a planet abandoned by humans, where AIs have run amok, "ghost ships" that slip through time, the mystery of the missing physicist (and his cult following), and quite a few amusing jousting matches with talk show hosts. The focus is definitely on the adventure(s) and not the characters. This is big-idea-driven science fiction, and not many do it better.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441020737
Author:
McDevitt, Jack
Publisher:
Ace Hardcover
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
An Alex Benedict Novel
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20111101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.23 x 6.37 x 1.27 in 1.27 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Forty-one years ago, the renowned physicist Dr. Christopher Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies.

Now his widow has died and Alex Benedict has been asked to handle the auction of the physicist’s artifacts—leading the public to once again speculate on the mystery surrounding Robin’s disappearance. Did he finally find the door between parallel universes that he had long sought?

Intrigued, Benedict and Chase Kolpath embark on their own investigation as they follow the missing man’s trail into the unknown to uncover the truth—a truth people are willing to kill to protect…  

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