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The Long Sunset

(2018)
(The eighth book in the Academy series)
A novel by

 
 
From Nebula Award winner Jack McDevitt comes the eighth installment in the popular The Academy series

Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins discovers an interstellar message from a highly advanced race that could be her last chance for a mission before the program is shut down for good. Hutch has been the academy's best pilot for decades. She's had numerous first contact encounters and even became a minor celebrity. But world politics have shifted from exploration to a growing fear that the program will run into an extraterrestrial race more advanced than humanity and war.

Despite taking part in the recent scientific breakthrough that rejuvenates the human body and expands one's life span, Hutch finds herself as a famous interstellar pilot with little to do, until a message from an alien race arrives. The message is a piece of music from an unexplored area. Despite the fact that this alien race could pose a great danger and that this message could have taken several thousand years to travel, the program prepares the last interstellar ship for the journey. As the paranoia grows, Hutch and her crew make an early escape - but what they find at the other end of the galaxy is completely unexpected.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"The logical help to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke." - Stephen King


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Used availability for Jack McDevitt's The Long Sunset

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Sunset (The Academy)
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
ISBN: 1-4814-9793-6 / 978-1-4814-9793-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Long Sunset (The Academy)
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
ISBN: 1-4814-9795-2 / 978-1-4814-9795-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Sunset
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Long Sunset
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Sunset
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Sunset
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Sunset (The Academy)
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA