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Lot Chase Kolpath have gone to Earth to learn the truth But the trail seems to have gone cold so they head back home to be present when the Capella the interstellar transport that vanished eleven years earlier in a timespace warp is expected to reappear With a window of only a few hours rescuing it is of the utmost importance Twenty six hundred passengers including Alex’s uncle Gabriel Benedic. reviewsmetaphorosiscom 25 starsAntiuarians Chase Kolpath and Alex Benedict search out lost space age artifacts and participate in an attempted rescue of a spaceliner trapped in a spacetime warp In reviewing the preuel to this book I said I feared the series was growing tired Coming Home is unfortunate proof of that suggestion The prose is good in some places clumsy and repetitive in others The series has never been based on action and adventure but this book overdoes the dry descriptions of past excitement I kept wishing I were reading the book about those adventures insteadI couldn't find much of a plot to be frank Things happen and Chase and Alex wander slowly around looking for artifacts Mostly though Alex goes on talk shows Chase has an active love life and they talk with their clients There is one fairly exciting development but downplayed so far that it's hard to care much about McDevitt also sets the stage for a change we've all seen coming from the start but that change doesn't actually happen and at this stage won't until book tenThe book reads as an excerpt from Chase's diary than as a story with beginning middle and end That didn't work for me even as a dedicated reader of the series and I imagine anyone who tries this as a stand alone work will be mystified as to the series' appealIf you really love the Benedict series pick this up If you don't feel so strongly I advise leaving well enough alone Firebird was an uptick after the disappointing Echo but it appears to have been temporary Based on the last three of seven books it looks like the series is pretty well played out and even McDevitt has lost his interest in it Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa much of a plot to be frank Things happen and Chase and Alex wander slowly around looking for artifacts Mostly though Alex goes on talk shows Chase has an active love life and they talk with their clients There is one fairly exciting development but downplayed so far that it's hard to care King John and Magna Carta: A Ladybird Adventure from History book much about McDevitt also sets the stage for a change we've all seen coming from the start but that change doesn't actually happen and at this stage won't until book tenThe book reads as an excerpt from Chase's diary than as a story with beginning Soundtracks For Learning: Using Music In The Classroom middle and end That didn't work for Bleach, Vol. 32: Howling me even as a dedicated reader of the series and I imagine anyone who tries this as a stand alone work will be Norse Mythology mystified as to the series' appealIf you really love the Benedict series pick this up If you don't feel so strongly I advise leaving well enough alone Firebird was an uptick after the disappointing Echo but it appears to have been temporary Based on the last three of seven books it looks like the series is pretty well played out and even McDevitt has lost his interest in it

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Thousands of years ago artifacts of the early space age were lost to rising oceans and widespread turmoil Garnett Baylee devoted his life to finding them only to give up hope Then in the wake of his death one was found in his home raising tantalizing uestions Had he succeeded after all Why had he kept it a secret And where is the rest of the Apollo cacheAntiuities dealer Alex Benedict and his pi. This series continues to be a solid and consistent read There are several plotlines going on simultaneously with one picking up on the spaceship rescues from those outside of time including relationship angst for Chase and also the delightful return to SolOf course a return to the Earth and our solar system is roughly on par to returning to Sumeria a few thousand years from now to try and figure out from scratch what those people were likeIt's really a shame that humanity had a breakdown about 5k years go and anything that wasn't written in stone was lost or else this little job of trying to figure out what a cell phone is or how the cradle of civilization had gotten to the moon in the first place would have been a much easier propositionAh but our favorite characters do have tidbits and hints from the diligent work of previous archeologists at least and some names have passed through 9k years relatively intact the God Einstein not being one of those intact personages ;Still it's fun uncovering our present and our near future through the very distant eyes of these characters thereby becoming a wonderful mirror to ourselves trying to figure out Sumerian culture or architecture from the scant clues that are left to us The idea that our pasts including what we might call our pre written history might actually be nothing of the sort Things fall apart We could have come from a very advanced past outgrowing so many kinds of needs but even if they had all made things to last the fact is This is a Very Long Time Nothing lasts We just cannot knowI feel pity for Alex and Chase but pride in the fact that they're tryingThis is a very thoughtful novel Not so exciting as some of the previous ones but being thoughtful is good too Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa moon in the first place would have been a King John and Magna Carta: A Ladybird Adventure from History book much easier propositionAh but our favorite characters do have tidbits and hints from the diligent work of previous archeologists at least and some names have passed through 9k years relatively intact the God Einstein not being one of those intact personages ;Still it's fun uncovering our present and our near future through the very distant eyes of these characters thereby becoming a wonderful Soundtracks For Learning: Using Music In The Classroom mirror to ourselves trying to figure out Sumerian culture or architecture from the scant clues that are left to us The idea that our pasts including what we Bleach, Vol. 32: Howling might call our pre written history Norse Mythology might actually be nothing of the sort Things fall apart We could have come from a very advanced past outgrowing so Mastering Manga 3: Power Up with Mark Crilley many kinds of needs but even if they had all 永遠の0 [Eien No Zero] made things to last the fact is This is a Very Long Time Nothing lasts We just cannot knowI feel pity for Alex and Chase but pride in the fact that they're tryingThis is a very thoughtful novel Not so exciting as some of the previous ones but being thoughtful is good too


10 thoughts on “Coming Home

  1. says:

    The Alex Benedict books are always hit or miss for me This one is a miss but it's still very much worth reading if you're a fan of the series It wasn't incredible especially following 'Firebird' which was definitely a high point along with 'A Talent for War' and 'Seeker'Storywise it's a direct continuation from 'Firebird' It was full of things that needed to happen in order to close off the series Ultimately that is why it struggled; it didn't function well enough as its own storyI guarantee that McDevitt isn't completely satisfied with how this one turned out either As it's winding down he has his characters discussing how the conclusion of their journey was a bit of a let down and how sometimes the narrative just gets away from an intriguing setup'' It's very tongue in cheek and I love that he did that He knowsThere was also a really fun tie in with McDevitt's Academy series of novels which I've also thoroughly enjoyed Definitely some fan service noddingI think this will probably be the last Benedict book for a few different reasons But I would be fully on board for I just really love this series It's extremely comfortable adventure akin to Sherlock Holmes or Indiana Jones if they were antiue dealers 9000 years in the future


  2. says:

    This series continues to be a solid and consistent read There are several plotlines going on simultaneously with one picking up on the spaceship rescues from those outside of time including relationship angst for Chase and also the delightful return to SolOf course a return to the Earth and our solar system is roughly on par to returning to Sumeria a few thousand years from now to try and figure out from scratch what those people were likeIt's really a shame that humanity had a breakdown about 5k years go and anything that wasn't written in stone was lost or else this little job of trying to figure out what a cell phone is or how the cradle of civilization had gotten to the moon in the first place would have been a much easier propositionAh but our favorite characters do have tidbits and hints from the diligent work of previous archeologists at least and some names have passed through 9k years relatively intact the God Einstein not being one of those intact personages ;Still it's fun uncovering our present and our near future through the very distant eyes of these characters thereby becoming a wonderful mirror to ourselves trying to figure out Sumerian culture or architecture from the scant clues that are left to us The idea that our pasts including what we might call our pre written history might actually be nothing of the sort Things fall apart We could have come from a very advanced past outgrowing so many kinds of needs but even if they had all made things to last the fact is This is a Very Long Time Nothing lasts We just cannot knowI feel pity for Alex and Chase but pride in the fact that they're tryingThis is a very thoughtful novel Not so exciting as some of the previous ones but being thoughtful is good too


  3. says:

    I have never read a Clive Cussler book It's just not my normal sort of fiction although I have nothing in particular against it Reading Jack McDevitt's Coming Home though I kept thinking that this book was an awful lot like what I would expect a Clive Cussler book to be just set in the future with space hopping treasure hunters and antiuarians instead of being bounded by the confines of the EarthNote The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision hereIn the meantime you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


  4. says:

    I've said many times often in reviews on Goodreadscom that a day with a bad McDevitt novel beats a day with no McDevitt novel whatsoever The last two or three Alex Benedict novels haven't been bad exactly but they have struck me as increasingly repetitive COMING HOME follows closely on the heels of FIREBIRD and the two share plot elements particularly about the disappearing ships plot thread The standard McDevitt plot structure is in play here see my Firebird review for a rehash of it all so there are no great surprises COMING HOME is probably the first novel where I've actually sort of egged on the author to get past the expected twists and turns of the standard plot structure and get to the meat of it all when a mysterious white skimmer shows up to shoot up Chase and Alex at one point in the story I found myself saying Yeah right we all know they are going to get past that so move on why don't you?I won't reveal much about the plot except to say that the big McGuffin this time is a mysterious long lost cache of Earth artifacts from the early days of space exploration So this gives McDevitt a chance to write a novel set on Earth in the far future after severe climatic change and politicalsocial evolution has had its effect As the artifacts being sought are largely from the 20th and 21st century we get to see the past from the perspective of someone searching for knowledge we take for granted as readers It's an interesting literary device for instance we learn that in the far future only a relative handful of Shakespeare's plays survive intact Coming Home is also the most self referential of the novels so far as it features Chase Kolpath discovering the life of Priscilla Hutchens the star of the other big McDevitt series Hutch lived millenia before Kolpath it turns out A nice Easter Egg For the first time as well Chase mentions writing her memoirs in the real time narrative so we experience Alex's reaction to them This is a SPOILER The other great reveal the one we have been building up to since Firebird was the rescue of Alex's Uncle Gabe from the hyperspatial rift his passenger liner fell into 20 years previous When it actually happens it's kind of a non event For such an influential character throughout the series Gabe kind of comes off as a non starter He'll need fleshing out in later books SUMMARY Coming Home wasn't my favorite of the Alex Benedict series of novels It was solid and workmanlike but the repetitiveness is starting to become increasingly obvious with every novel and that is starting to affect my enjoyment of them


  5. says:

    reviewsmetaphorosiscom 25 starsAntiuarians Chase Kolpath and Alex Benedict search out lost space age artifacts and participate in an attempted rescue of a spaceliner trapped in a spacetime warp In reviewing the preuel to this book I said I feared the series was growing tired Coming Home is unfortunate proof of that suggestion The prose is good in some places clumsy and repetitive in others The series has never been based on action and adventure but this book overdoes the dry descriptions of past excitement I kept wishing I were reading the book about those adventures insteadI couldn't find much of a plot to be frank Things happen and Chase and Alex wander slowly around looking for artifacts Mostly though Alex goes on talk shows Chase has an active love life and they talk with their clients There is one fairly exciting development but downplayed so far that it's hard to care much about McDevitt also sets the stage for a change we've all seen coming from the start but that change doesn't actually happen and at this stage won't until book tenThe book reads as an excerpt from Chase's diary than as a story with beginning middle and end That didn't work for me even as a dedicated reader of the series and I imagine anyone who tries this as a stand alone work will be mystified as to the series' appealIf you really love the Benedict series pick this up If you don't feel so strongly I advise leaving well enough alone Firebird was an uptick after the disappointing Echo but it appears to have been temporary Based on the last three of seven books it looks like the series is pretty well played out and even McDevitt has lost his interest in it


  6. says:

    McDevitt fans always delight at the release of a new Alex Benedict novel This novel is no exception for delight by the telling of human activities over 9 millennia in the future In this story Alex and Chase are on a search for artifacts from the Golden Age of Space Travel especially from the Apollo missionsI was struck by an immense notion of history reading this novel Events of my life are put a in historical perspective by my era being viewed as a time many millennia in the past when we are ancient history So much has been lost due to a dark age and time So much has been misinterpreted due to lack of context Think of how we try so miserably to understand human civilization during the post Roman dark age before the burning of the Great Library before writing was invented McDevitt uses the current state of our civilization as the foundation of the collapse leading to our coming dark age—Climate change and global warming the failure of capitalism and its destruction of democracy fascist governments and dictators the accumulation of most wealth by the few corporate ruleand the failure of our tribalized civilization to do anything to prevent it Coming Home is not only about the archeology of our time but also a prediction of our near future


  7. says:

    I'm coming home I'm coming home tell the world I'm coming homeSorry; couldn't resist referencing that songSeriously I enjoyed this one


  8. says:

    Jack McDevitt books especially the Alex BenedictChase Kolpath novels tend to be books that when they are released I put down whatever else I'm reading to read the new one And I did so with this one Overall it was OK It tied up some things from the first book indeed that set the whole series in motion but overall it felt like a shaggy dog story A well written shaggy dog story but a shaggy dog story In fact it almost seemed like it would have been better as a novella or two novellas each dealing with one of the plots And Chase seemed kinda dumb in this one But that's the problem with having a character a lot of people like that has to be slow enough for exposition but sharp enough to be believable as writing a series of memoirs I think someone who's really as slow as you need them to be for the story would not know they were that slow and hence would not say things to the effect of Maybe I'm dumb Anyway mostly recommended for Benedict completists but still an OK read


  9. says:

    Direct suite of Firebird Coming Home is a disappointing novel The subplot of the book an investigation about an archaeologist who has suddenly abandoned his research is very dull Any reader with a minimum of experience in detective novels is able to guess the solution of the plot uite uicklyThis narrative thread is only a pretext for visiting McDevitt's future and in particular that of the Earth This is far from the strong point of the author his universe is neither exciting nor convincing The main plot that of the rescue of Capella occupies only the beginning and the end of the novel it is about the only interesting thing in the book even if the author has already done much betterThis is not the first time McDevitt has written a boring novel because of a weak plot The Mutes the great aliens of this series are again almost completely absent from the bookAs inconsistent as McDevitt's universe may be there has always been in all his books a great idea of science fiction to save them For the first time there is absolutely no great idea in this book Here there is only the envelope a yellowed and poor uality envelope and nothing insideUnlike the Academy series whose latest books are great the series of Alex Benedict is less and less exciting


  10. says:

    I read this book because it was a nominee for the Nebula award for best novel although it didn't win It's the third or fourth Alex Benedict novel I've read and I really don't understand themThe premise of these novels is kind of Indiana Jones in the 15th millennium Alex Benedict goes around the galaxy recovering valuable historical artifacts to sell to private buyers But I'm always very very confused by the temporal scope the stories are set 13000 years in the future but the people and culture and politics and society are vanilla 20th century Not even 21st century but really twentieth Couple of uick examples at one point someone Alex had disliked says nice things about him on a talk show When informed of this Alex says Maybe I'll send him a Christmas card this year Later Alex also sees some kids on a boat off the coast of Florida he visits Earth in this novel and wonders if they're on Spring Break Again and again there are these kind of details that show that the next 13000 years of human history are effectively meaningless Almost literally nothing changes There's FTL travel and there's some AIs and there's artificial gravity but each technology is just treated as a minor superficial tweak to 20th century society This isn't that unusual for sci fi a lot of military sci fi or space opera does the same thing but in those cases the focus of the story is on an exciting plot But and this might just be a personal mismatch in taste it seems especially perplexing to treat 13000 years of history as basically meaningless when the focus of the book is on precisely that 13000 years of history That's what Alex does he goes and finds some artifact from the past 13 millennium So in passage after passage you hear a listing of great figures of the past that will go something like The great explorers Christopher Columbus Neil Armstrong and Harrison Burnside where the first two are historical and real and the third is fictional So the focus is always on the past but it's an oddly sterile antiseptic past that didn't have any effect This particular novel had the added problem SPOILER of being really obvious In the first couple of passages you learn that ancient eg 23rd or 24th century space habitats are prone to blowing up if you turn the power on when you rediscover them Then they find that an archealogist obsessed with that time period had been hiding a priceless artifact in his closet slightly singed Where did he get it? Why didn't he tell anyone? If you're guessing Because he found a stash of ancient artifacts accidentally blew them up and this is the only piece that survived and he was too ashamed of his carelessness to reveal what he had discovered then congratulations you've solved the mystery of the novel The only reason I had any doubt was that I thought surely there had to be to it There wasn'tThis is the seventh novel so I assume that there are folks who really get into them I just don't really understand why I don't dislike the books I just don't really get them