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Infinity Beach (aka Slow Lightning)
Infinity Beach - aka Slow Lightning
Author: Jack McDevitt
We are alone. That is the verdict, after centuries of Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence missions and space exploration. The only living things in the Universe are found on the Nine Worlds settled from Earth, and the starships that knit them together. Or so it's believed, until Dr. Kimberly Brandywine sets out to find what happ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061020056
ISBN-10: 0061020052
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 510
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4 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Harper Voyage
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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"Infinity Beach" is the second McDevitt I've read, after the excellent "Moonfall." Whereas "Moonfall" had me hooked from the get-go, this took a bit more reading before I really got into it.
The set up is slow, almost glacial, but he teases you just enough to keep you interested. Sometime about 1/4 of the way in all the pieces start to get intriguing. By the time our protagonist sets off to Orion's belt to further investigate, you're in for the long haul. From there, things start to accelerate and a book that started out as "I guess I can read a few more pages..." becomes one you can't put down.

"Moonfall" is better overall, but this is a better story and a more interesting resolution.
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Infinity Beach is an excellent story of First Contact. Jack McDevitt spins a story that keeps your interest. I stayed up until 2AM finishing it.


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