Infinity beach

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

We are alone.

That is the verdict, after centuries of SETI searches and space exploration. The only living things in the Universe are found on the Nine Worlds settled by Earthlings, and the starships that knit them together.

No life has been found. No intelligent aliens, no strange ecologies, no awesome civilizations. Not even an amoeba, a lichen, a germ. The Universe is as sterile as a laboratory that was used only once.

Or so it seems, until Dr. Kimberly Brandywine undertakes to find out what happened to her sister (and clone) Emily, who, after the final, unsuccessful manned SETI expedition, disappeared along with four others--one of them a famous war hero. But they were not the only ones to vanish: so did an entire village, destroyed by a still-unexplained explosion.

Following a few ominous clues (including a model of a starship that never existed) Kim discovers that the log of the ill-fated Hunter was faked. Something happened, out there in the darkness between the stars. Someone was murdered--and something was brought back. Something that still leaves ghostly traces in the night.

Kim is prepared to go to any length to find out the truth, even if it means giving up her career with Beacon, the most colossal--and controversial--of all the SETI projects. Even if it means stealing a starship. Even if it means giving up her only love.

Kim is about to discover the answer to life's oldest question. And she's going to like the answer even less than she imagines.

With his trademark ingenuity, scientific audacity, and narrative energy, Jack McDevitt has penned a mystery in which humankind is the detective--and the universe itself is the corpse. Infinity Beach takes us into the strange, yet strangely familiar, civilization of our own far future--and into the heart of a bold woman whose search for her family's secret leads her to the greatest discovery of all time.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780061020056
9780061828287
9780061051234
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID fe0558d7-08c1-4d2d-eb3f-d54b54cbd988
Full title infinity beach
Author mcdevitt jack
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 04:54:56AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 05:00:13AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Jack McDevitt
author_display Jack McDevitt
available_at_aacpl Edgewater Library, Glen Burnie Library
collection_aacpl ADULT
detailed_location_aacpl Edgewater Library - Paperback Fiction, Glen Burnie Library - A-FIC-SCI, Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

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 happened to her clone-sister Emily, who, after the final, unsuccessful manned SETI expedition, disappeared along with the rest of her ship's crew.

Following a few ominous clues, Kim discovers the ship's log was faked. Something happened out there in the darkness between the stars, and she's prepared to go to any length to find answers. Even if it means giving up her career...stealing a starship...losing her lover. Kim is about to discover the truth about her sister -- and about more than she ever dared imagine.

format_aacpl Book, eBook
format_category_aacpl Books, eBook
id fe0558d7-08c1-4d2d-eb3f-d54b54cbd988
isbn 9780061020056, 9780061051234, 9780061828287
item_details ils:a163025|31997056969611|Glen Burnie Library - A-FIC-SCI|SCIENCE FICTION (M)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 06, 2018|NCO||, ils:a736758|31997079292538|Edgewater Library - Paperback Fiction|SF (M)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 29, 2017|EDG||, overdrive:b302050c-c6ad-4598-aa8c-b29689e61333|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:b302050c-c6ad-4598-aa8c-b29689e61333|1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_aacpl , Science Fiction, Science Fiction Paperback
last_indexed 2018-05-26T09:00:13.977Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl Online OverDrive, SCIENCE FICTION (M), SF (M)
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl Edgewater Library, Glen Burnie Library, Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn 9780061020056
publishDate 2000, 2001, 2009
record_details ils:a163025|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollins,|c2000.|435 p. ; 25 cm., ils:a736758|Book|Books||English|EOS,|2001, c2000.|510 p. ; 18 cm., overdrive:b302050c-c6ad-4598-aa8c-b29689e61333|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl ils:a163025|31997056969611|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:a736758|31997079292538|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:b302050c-c6ad-4598-aa8c-b29689e61333|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:b302050c-c6ad-4598-aa8c-b29689e61333|1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Life on other planets -- Fiction, Science fiction, Space flight -- Fiction
title_display Infinity beach
title_full Infinity Beach, Infinity beach / Jack McDevitt, Infinity beach [mass market] / Jack McDevitt
title_short Infinity beach
title_sub
topic_facet Fiction, Life on other planets, Science Fiction, Space flight