Deepsix

Deepsix

Book - 2002
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In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III. Nineteen years later, a rogue moon hurtling through space is about to obliterate the last opportunity to study this rare, life-supporting planet. With less than three weeks left before the disaster, superluminal pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins -- the only even remotely qualified professional within lightyears of the ill-fated planet -- must lead a small scientific team to the surface to glean whatever they can about its lifeforms and lost civilizations before time runs out. But catastrophe awaits when they are stranded on this strange and complex world of puzzles and impossibilities. And now Hutch and her people must somehow survive on a hostile world going rapidly mad -- as the clock ticks toward apocalypse for a doomed enigma now called...

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2002, c2001
ISBN: 9780061020063
0061020060
Characteristics: 508 pages :,map ;,18 cm.
Alternative Title: Deep 6
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Mar 06, 2013

Deepsix --- by Jack McDevitt --- Two planets are about to collide: opne a small earth-sized planet and the second, a gas giant, larger even than Jupiter. Scientific expeditions are mounted to observe and record this extremely rare event. Cruise liners playing host to the rich and famous are nearby to let their passengers glimpse a view of this event. But then things go very wrong. At the end of a series of mishaps, an assortment of six people, journalists, and travelers as well as space pilots alike are stranded on Deepsix. Their odds of rescue and survival get progressively worse. The end of the novel and the end of the planet loom. Ominously. McDevitt is a premier practitioner of the art of science fiction. He does this blatantly and he’s quite unabashed about it. This is an adventure story loaded with suspense. There’s no way this book can be put down until it’s finished. Enjoy it. PS: and yes, this isn't the only novel Jack's written.

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gstark123
Sep 16, 2012

What an adventure!

A real page-turner in a great setting.

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