Ancient Shores (Ancient Shores, Book 1) - download pdf or read online

By Jack McDevitt

ISBN-10: 0061802107

ISBN-13: 9780061802102

November 2007 Retail ePub

It grew to become up in a North Dakota wheat box: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer could have performed. He dug it up. And came across a ship, made from a fiberglass-like fabric with an completely very unlikely atomic quantity. What it used to be doing buried below a dozen toes of prairie soil thousand miles from any ocean, not anyone knew. real, Tom Lasker's wheat box had as soon as been at the coastline of an outstanding inland sea, yet that was once decades in the past -- 10000 years ago.A go back to technology fiction on a grand scale, such as the simplest of Heinlein, Simak, and Clarke, historic beaches is the main bold and interesting SF triumph of the last decade, a daring speculative event that doesn't minimize from the large questions -- and the massive solutions.

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It grew to become up in a North Dakota wheat box: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer may have performed. He dug it up. And chanced on a ship, made from a fiberglass-like fabric with an completely very unlikely atomic quantity. What it used to be doing buried lower than a dozen toes of prairie soil thousand miles from any ocean, not anyone knew. precise, Tom Lasker's wheat box had as soon as been at the coastline of a superb inland sea, yet that was once many years in the past -- 10000 years in the past. A go back to technology fiction on a grand scale, comparable to the simplest of Heinlein, Simak, and Clarke, old seashores is the main bold and intriguing SF triumph of the last decade, a daring speculative event that doesn't cut down from the large questions -- and the large solutions.

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He fell, and the shining ones glided in toward him. 60 | LEIGH BRACKETT VIII Twice before in his life Stark had come near to freezing. It had been like this, the numbness and the cold. And yet it seemed that the dark force had struck rather at his nerve centers than at his flesh. He could not see Ciara, who was behind him, but he heard the metallic clashing of her mail and one small, whispered cry, and he knew that she had fallen, too. The glowing creatures surrounded him. He saw their bodies bending over him, the frosty tendrils of their faces writhing as though in excitement or delight.

Stark went silently out into the streets, toward the King City. According to the immemorial pattern of Martian city-states, 46 | LEIGH BRACKETT the castles of the king and the noble families were clustered together in solitary grandeur. Many of the towers were fallen now, the great halls open to the sky. Time had crushed the grandeur that had been Kushat, more fatally than the boots of any conqueror. In the house of the king, the flamboys guttered low and the chieftains of Mekh slept with their weary pipers among the benches of the banquet hall.

One last hammer-stroke of the rams. With a bitter shriek the weakened bolts tore out, and the great gate was broken through. The nobles of Kushat made their first, and final charge. As soldiers they went up against the riders of Mekh, and as soldiers they held them until they died. Those that were left were borne back into the square, caught as in the crest of an avalanche. And first through the gates came the winged battle-mask of the Lord Ciaran, and the sable axe that drank men’s lives where it hewed.

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