Editorial Reviews. Review. Eternity Road is set 1, years from now, when the Eternity Road – Kindle edition by Jack McDevitt. Download it. Part of the trick and charm of McDevitt’s (Eternity Road) new novel lies in the protagonists’ encounters with objects–aircraft, computers, road signs, etcthey, but. The Roadmakers left only ruins behind — but what magnificent ruins! Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are fou .

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Eternity Road is not eternlty bad novel, just takes pages to get b. Sep 12, Kerry rated it really liked it. This is really good read. Jul 14, Judy rated it really liked it Shelves: But they do possess a couple of copies of a book, The Travels of Abraham Polkpurportedly written in the immediate aftermath of the plague that destroyed the previous civilization, which describes the creation of a place of refuge called Haven, where the secrets of the Roadmakers are preserved.

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They are mystified by the cars they see alongside all the roads. This sets her on the path to find out what really happened to her brother, and why for ten years after returning to Illyria alone, Karik never mentioned the existence of the priceless book to anyone. Solid characters and a consistently intriguing plot though McDevitt’s grasp of the details isn’t always secure: Sep 17, Jay rated it liked it Shelves: United States of America.

I do wonder, though, how society has remained at such a stunted level for so many years, possibly thousands of years. Chaka’s rueful thought, words to the effect that “we’ve forgotten how to print books, but we still know how to make guns! You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I have a secret to tell.


Jun 14, Paul Sedlock rated it really liked it. Mceevitt a pretty neat concept, and real easy to get lost in the world he creates for you. The books there were in excellent condition and supposedly less than a hundred years old. I am totally hooked on well-written post-apocalyptic fantasies that reflect broken and collapsed civilizations. But you won’t need to re-read it.

In Mississippi the community of Illyria is just beginning to reemerge from the destruction. When one citizen eternigy an expedition to find the fabled “Haven”, where all the lost books of the Roadmakers are stored, written about by the mythical Abraham Polk, eeternity returns alone and empty handed, the rest of the party reportedly dead. Also, Karik’s actions make no sense.

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A previous expedition east of the Mississippi learned nothing and there was only one survivor. I know that the episode where Chaka talks to a holographic Winston Churchill was included as a short story in Wastelands: Muller rated it really liked it.

Released by the plants. Most technology is lost–travel is done on foot or horseback and books are all handwritten.


The first expedition failed with almost a complete loss of Nice read One of my favorite books. How could computers, robots, and other forms of AI still function after 1, years of neglect and abandonment?

Nine years ago, a small band of adventurers, following clues in the Travelsset out to find Haven; but the lone survivor returned to rpad their failure. Now, nine years later, she is planning another expedition to discover what parts of the legends of “Haven” are true.


Mike made the point that there seem to be technological incongruities here. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

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Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. McDevitt describes each part of the journey with wonderful detail, and many of the best parts of the book are encounters with objects completely incomprehensible and foreign to the group.

His work has been on the final ballot for the Nebula Awards for 12 of the past 13 years. And of course Silas, the most intellectually engaged and curious of the group, was too dead to investigate further.

The characters are very eterhity and lifelike, round and believable; mostly very likeable, and even in the case of some who aren’t mcdwvitt much so, the reader gets to know and understand them better and like them better by the end. Codeine Velvet Club Dr.

The first expedition failed with almost a complete loss of life. One eternith the best post-apocalyptic books I’ve read. It is a story where death comes in logical, but surprising ways.