I really enjoyed this book. The story of Chaka and a group of friends who go on a quest for Haven, the Roadbuilders last holdout from the plague where they stored treasures beyond belief, mostly in the form of books. On the way they meet river pirates, AI's, and find communities they didn't know existed. Very good read.
Enjoyable story about future civilizations after a plague has killed off the population. The technology and history is lost to the future civilization and they are trying are making a quest to find the history. Jack McDevitt tells a great story! One of my favorite authors.
Really good story, well crafted characters. Good read, too bad there is no sequel (that I know of..) Excelent read for a road trip!
Very entertaining read. I fully enjoyed this romp through a post-apocalyptic US. There were a few rough edges to this story, namely the 'miraculous' timing of a few things -- you will see it when you get there. Still recommended, though.
Jack McDevitt has a wonderful imagination and an exceptionally gripping writing style. His post apoplectic novels are fun reads and I consider them to be brain candy as they require little effort to read and keep me interested. Here's the BUT: In his story development for this book he creates a vivid picture of the future - after a devastating plague wipes out the majority of man kind - you know - fun reading! His character development is pretty unique and his adventures are pretty cleaver. Then he adds a chapter where Winston Churchill is projected by a computer from the past and chats with one of the characters. A meaningless and silly interruption to the story. Another story line deals with another computer that still manages to keep some of the trains from the past operating - another just silly bit of fantasy. Don't know why he insists on dropping these bits into his books, but it kind of spoils it for me. Glad I read it, however. Nice story all in all.