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Octavia Gone (8) (An Alex Benedict Novel) (edição 2020)

por Jack McDevitt (Autor)

Séries: Alex Benedict (8)

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"After being lost in space for eleven years, Gabe finally makes his triumphant return to reunite with Alex and Chase and retrieve a possibly alien artifact--which may lead them to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of their careers, in the eighth installment of the Alex Benedict series. After his return from space, Gabe is trying to find a new life for himself after being presumed dead--just as Alex and Chase are trying to relearn how to live and work without him. But when a seemingly alien artifact goes missing from Gabe's old collection, it grants the group a chance to dive into solving the mystery of its origins as a team, once again. When a lead on the artifact is tied to a dead pilot's sole unrecorded trip, another clue seems to lead to one of the greatest lingering mysteries of the age: the infamous disappearance of a team of scientists aboard a space station orbiting a black hole--the Amelia Earhart of their time. With any luck, Alex, Chase, and Gabe may be on the trail of the greatest archaeological discovery of their careers"--… (mais)
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Título:Octavia Gone (8) (An Alex Benedict Novel)
Autores:Jack McDevitt (Autor)
Informação:Gallery / Saga Press (2020), 448 pages
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Always liked Jack McDevitt's adventures with Alex Benedict and his girl Friday Chase as they explored the universe in search of solving mysteries of the galaxies.

In this story we have a missing space station, gone the last 12 years, as it orbited a black hole. Originally this was a science mission, but much in the way of speculation happened here.

Alex's uncle Gabe, found after 7 years in a time warp (Yikes) searchs for an alien artifact left by one of the now gone space station above, the Octavia. What's the connection?

Unlike Chindi, Echo, Devils' Eye, the story and plot are interesting but so slow, it's like Jack is writing and so much exposition, not a lot of story, only at the end we get a quick yet somewhat unsatisfactory ending.
Recommended for Alex and Chase fans, but don't expect gripping action or suspense.
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  James_Mourgos | May 19, 2020 |
The fact that I am still reading this series eight books in says a lot about how much I like McDevitt's work. That said, it is the eight book and it's starting to feel a little tired. I've commented on hints of formula in previous installments but those books were still pretty exciting. This one feels more...leisurely. Some elements seem recycled from previous novels. Downtime is filled with an unnecessary romantic subplot, and somewhat unnecessary family conflict. As always, the central mystery is interesting. Although I did hope for more Chase & Alex stories, I feel that Coming Home would have been a good one to end with. ( )
1 vote chaosfox | May 1, 2020 |
This is the 5th (of 8) Alex Benedict novels I've read and I think it will be the last.

There are two mysteries to solve in this novel. 1) what happened to an interesting artifact, which appears to be entirely alien, that Benedict and company had in their possession some years ago; and 2) what happened to the Octavia, a space station orbiting a black hole looking for a wormhole? How do they tie together? The guy who owned the artifact was on the space station when it disappeared.

Alex Benedict runs a company called Rainbow, which specializes in selling interstellar archeological artifacts. They generally act as brokers for the owners. Apparently eBay hasn't survived 9,000 years into the future. They also handle the odd cultural artifact (like a lamp once owned by a comic dead some 7,000 years but still in reruns).

The book is mostly a boring recitation of the day-to-day operations of Rainbow, as told by Chase Kolpath, Alex's assistant and starship captain (yes, Alex owns his own starship). Chase puts a lamp up for sale, Chase does some accounting, she watches a talk show, she has a cup of coffee. In between these thrilling events, she occasionally takes Alex or Gabe (Alex's partner) on a mission to interstellar space, or maybe just across town, to chase down leads on the two mysteries.

As if the day-to-day stuff wasn't dull enough, chasing down leads is even duller. They have no real theory on the artifact and 3 theories on the Octavia but none, and I mean none of these leads results in moving the plot forward. "Well, I guess that didn't turn out" is repeated often.

Chase also has a tepid love affair with a local rare book dealer which has all the spark of a wet firecracker.

Do they ever resolve either mystery? Well, mystery #1, the weird artifact, does sort of get solved, by following a tenuous chain of coincidences. But ultimately, they can't actually tell anybody what they find.

The Octavia mystery is also resolved, in the last few pages, by doing something they should have done much earlier in the book. It's also a trick McDevitt used in the last Benedict book. Flying off in their faster than light vehicle to get in front of a radio beam sent from the station before it vanished. As it turns out, none of the theories was right but the actual fate of the Octavia was even more outrageous than any of the theories. And they can't tell anybody about it either.

I'm really sorry I wasted my time on this. ( )
  capewood | Jan 17, 2020 |
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"After being lost in space for eleven years, Gabe finally makes his triumphant return to reunite with Alex and Chase and retrieve a possibly alien artifact--which may lead them to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of their careers, in the eighth installment of the Alex Benedict series. After his return from space, Gabe is trying to find a new life for himself after being presumed dead--just as Alex and Chase are trying to relearn how to live and work without him. But when a seemingly alien artifact goes missing from Gabe's old collection, it grants the group a chance to dive into solving the mystery of its origins as a team, once again. When a lead on the artifact is tied to a dead pilot's sole unrecorded trip, another clue seems to lead to one of the greatest lingering mysteries of the age: the infamous disappearance of a team of scientists aboard a space station orbiting a black hole--the Amelia Earhart of their time. With any luck, Alex, Chase, and Gabe may be on the trail of the greatest archaeological discovery of their careers"--

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