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Title:
A talent for war
Author:
McDevitt, Jack.
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Edition:
Ace edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ace Books, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
310 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Portions of chapter 15 originally appeared in the March 1988 issue of Isaac Asimov's science fiction magazine under the title "Sunrise"; portions of chapters 9, 22, 23, 24 are adapted from "Dutchman, " which appeared in Isaac Asimov's science fiction magazine, February, 1987.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Isaac Asimov's science fiction magazine.
ISBN:
9780441795536

9780441012176
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The acclaimed classic novel and fan favorite-the far-future story of one man's quest to discover the truth behind a galactic war hero.


Summary

The acclaimed classic novel and fan favorite--the far-future story of one man's quest to discover the truth behind a galactic war hero.


Author Notes

Jack McDevitt (born 1935) is an American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology.

He attended La Salle University, where a short story of his won the annual Freshman Short Story Contest and was published in the school's literary magazine, Four Quarters. He received a Master's degree in literature from Wesleyan University in 1971. Before becoming a full-time author, he was an English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer.

His first published story was The Emerson Effect in The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981. Two years later, he published his first novel, The Hercules Text, which won the Philip K. Dick Special Award. He won the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel for Seeker, the UPC International Prize for his novella Ships in the Night in 1991, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel for Omega in 2003.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Jack McDevitt (born 1935) is an American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology.

He attended La Salle University, where a short story of his won the annual Freshman Short Story Contest and was published in the school's literary magazine, Four Quarters. He received a Master's degree in literature from Wesleyan University in 1971. Before becoming a full-time author, he was an English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer.

His first published story was The Emerson Effect in The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981. Two years later, he published his first novel, The Hercules Text, which won the Philip K. Dick Special Award. He won the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel for Seeker, the UPC International Prize for his novella Ships in the Night in 1991, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel for Omega in 2003.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

A posthumous request from his uncle prompts Alex to investigate the heroic captain Christopher Sim, the legendary hero of a war against aliens that happened 200 years in the past. A must for readers who relish space adventure.


Booklist Review

A posthumous request from his uncle prompts Alex to investigate the heroic captain Christopher Sim, the legendary hero of a war against aliens that happened 200 years in the past. A must for readers who relish space adventure.