Jack McDevitt is a skilled but uneven storyteller. His best work is found in his series of novels featuring Priscilla Hutchins. While the Hutchins series tends to be . The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light-years from Earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon . Minor Spoiler Alert! Polaris is second of Jack McDevitt’s series of novels about Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath – and it is probably the best of.

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Only one caveat for me Dec 11, Dev Null rated it really liked it Shelves: Iack is also the only novel of the group that is told from the point of view of Alex Benedict; the others are all from Chase Kolpath’s point of view. A really solid mystery and when I was looking through the book again I was impressed with the structure.

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He also tells us that the population of Earth is up to about 12 billion, and that there is at least one other over-industrialised and over-populated world amongst the known polatis. Work is good for one’s feeling of self-worth.

It is also the only novel of the group that is told from the point of view of Alex Benedict; the others are all from Chase Kolpath’s point of view. They’re reasonably well crafted, if a little trite in places.


Using his insider knowledge, Alex Benedict, one of the preeminent antiquities dealers in the galaxy, secures some of the artifacts. Its by no means impossible. May 27, Reidar rated it really oolaris it Shelves: This is the second book about Alex Benedict, the antiquity dealer some years into the future.


Salvation Salvation Sequence, Book 1 By: A Plague of Mcdwvitt. Despite these utilitarian improvements to science and technology, no one really seems to live very differently from how those of us in the developed world live today. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Craig Robertson Narrated by: But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file.

Polaris (Alex Benedict, #2) by Jack McDevitt

She was very, very annoying. Avoid if you’re lukewarm on McDevitt, and start with hesitation and low expectations if you’re a fan.

Polaris is both the title of the novel and also the name of a rather famous space vessel. Also in An Alex Benedict Novel. Sometimes it is difficult to get started in a space opera book, but I love these books and the characters are awesome. Despite an intensive investigation, the mystery was never resolved.

This book is supposed to take place 9, years in our future – but everyone acts like the people next door. After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: David Brin Narrated by: No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Fortunately, for Alex and Chase, they escape the building with his artifacts safe and sound. Jun 15, Eric rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He also researches stories to find new objects and this book starts when objects from the space ship Polaris is exhibited.


No one can find them. Now, Alex and Chase realize that someone is tracking down relics of the Polaris and is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way. And we get the impression at least that there are quite a few of these settled worlds. Not Alex and Chase. One of them is that all citizens are now given a stipend to live on and do not have to work. Mack author found a winning formula, and basically changed the names and a few details.

The ending of the story was terrific.

McDevitt does a fine job of creating different worlds for Alex and Chase to explore as they hunt clues. Maybe there is no evolution.