Many years ago humans made a discovery in the far reaches of the solar system - a huge statue of an alien creature, with a description that defied all efforts of translation. But except for a set of footprints on Jupiter's moon, there is no trace of the race that has left it behind.
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CLASSIC SENSE-OF-WONDER SF MEETS 'THE X-FILES'
Two hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery…
In the far reaches of the solar system: a huge statue of an alien creature, with an inscription that defied all efforts of translation.
Now, faster-than-light drive opens the stars to exploration, humans are finding other relics of the race they call the Monument-Makers – each different, and each heartbreakingly beautiful. But except for a set of footprints on Jupiter's moon Lapetus, there is no trace of the enigmatic race that has left them behind.
Then a team of scientists working on a dead world discover an ominous new image of the Monument-Makers. Somehow it all fits with other lost civilzations, and possibly with Earth's own future. And distant past. But Earth itself is on the brink of ecological disaster – there is no time to search for answers. Even to a question that may hold the key to survival for the entire human race…
Jack McDevitt is the author of numerous prize-winning short stories and novels. His first,‘The Hercules Test’, won the Philip K. Dick Special Award. ‘Engines of God’ was strongly praised by the trade in both the US and Britain and is still selling well. Jack lives in the US with his family.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006482279