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I have a secret to tell. I am totally hooked on well-written post-apocalyptic fantasies that reflect broken and collapsed civilizations. Yes, post-apocalyptic stories are legion and only a few seem to cmdevitt to the top i. Especially when penned by a gifted writer. And, make no mistake; Jack McDevitt is a very talented writer.

Small pockets of civilization remain after the world has been devastated by an unnamed calamity. In Mississippi the community of Illyria is just beginning to reemerge from the destruction. Over the years, the hint of a rumor remains.

Haven, the one place the apocalypse has left untouched. Enter Karik Endine, the only survivor of a failed mission to locate Haven.

Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt

After his return to Illyria he becomes despondent, closed off to his friends and acquaintances, and silent about the details of the disastrous quest. Ten years elapse and Endine moves further away from his family and friends.


Finally, the mcdefitt and untold deaths of his companions become too unbearable to deal with and he commits suicide. But if he did why would he keep silent all mcdevitt years? Based on this new information and using the sketches as a roadmap a small band of six companions set off in search of the mysterious city of Haven.

Tolkien and Raymond E. Especially when McDevitt describes the many ruins of the ancient Roadmakers civilization, or when the band leaves the Crooked Man, a tavern at the edge of civilization, or when they try to cross the Wabash River.

In the semi-literate society of Illyria, books hold a certain mcdevltt.


Even those who are illiterate tend to understand their importance for rebuilding society. When people are forced to live off the land, to farm and scrounge and work long days simply to survive then literacy, schools, and books will take a back seat.

That people will revere the written word under these circumstances is most probable. We only have to look back at our own not-to-distant past to see the truth.

At the turn of the last century the majority of illiteracy occurred in rural, thinly populated farming communities where people worked long, hard days and had little time for reading. The literate minority were regarded with something equivalent to awe etsrnity there was a social stigma attached to those who could not read and write.


The Illyrians would not look upon books as curiosities, as some might think, but rather as a means to become a better more advanced and knowledgeable society. I think Jack McDevitt fits that mold. His stories are intelligent, quirky, and contain enough science to make them believable yet he still manages to make them enjoyable to read. With the newfound popularity of Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, and Historical Science Fiction, which I enjoy immensely by the way, we still need throwback mcdevitg who can successfully expand our imaginations.

Jack McDevitt does just that. By the by, McDevitt has won, or been nominated for, a number of prestigious Science Fiction awards: Dick Award eternityy citation Eternitg Best Novel nominee Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel nominee Posted by The Alternative One at 9: Newer Post Older Post Home.

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