The Engines of God, Paperback

The Engines of God Paperback

Part of the Academy series



'No one writing today is better than McDevitt at combining galaxy-spanning adventure with the genuine novel of ideas' Washington Post Book World Two hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery in the far reaches of the solar system: a huge statue of an alien creature, with an inscription that defied all efforts at translation.

Now, as faster-than-light drive opens the stars to exploration, humans are finding other relics of the race they call the Monument-Makers - each different, and each heartbreakingly beautiful.

But except for a set of footprints on Jupiter's moon Iapetus, there is no trace of the enigmatic race that has left them behind.

Then a team of scientists working on a dead world discover an ominous new image of the Monument-Makers.

Somehow it all fits with other lost civilizations, and possibly with Earth's own future. And distant past. But Earth itself is on the brink of ecological disaster - there is no time to search for answers.

Even to a question that may hold the key to survival for the entire human race.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781472203199



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