The Engines of God

The Engines of God

eBook - 1995
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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.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1995, c1994.
Edition: Ace mass-market ed.
ISBN: 9781101532744
Characteristics: 1 online resource (419 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive


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Sep 16, 2017

An interesting tale, the sci part is a bit iffy but the story is unique. The author is obviously not a pilot/ship captain. Pilots never let a straphanger/suit/passenger tell them what to do and they don't ever operate by committee. Endanger my ship-no way!

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