Starhawk Priscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure Priscilla Hutch Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream She s completed a nerve ben

  • Title: Starhawk
  • Author: Jack McDevitt
  • ISBN: 9780425260852
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Priscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences.This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure Priscilla Hutch Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream She s completed a nerve bending qualification flight for a pilot s license Her timing is far from optimal, however Faster than light travel has only recently become a reality, and the World SpPriscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences.This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure Priscilla Hutch Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream She s completed a nerve bending qualification flight for a pilot s license Her timing is far from optimal, however Faster than light travel has only recently become a reality, and the World Space Authority is still learning how to manage long range missions safely To make matters worse, efforts to prepare two planets for colonization are killing off native life forms, outraging people on Earth So there s not a lot of demand for space pilots Priscilla thinks her career may be over before it has begun But her ambition won t be denied, and soon she is on the bridge of an interstellar ship, working for the corporation that is responsible for the terraforming Her working conditions include bomb threats, sabotage, clashes with her employers and a mission to a world, adrift between the stars, that harbors a life form unlike anything humanity has ever seen Ultimately, she will be part of a life and death struggle that will test both her capabilities and her character

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    1. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/201Jack McDevitt has been writing books for a long time, but it wasn't until Starhawk that I finally got a taste of his work. I was initially uncertain about jumping on board with this one, seeing how the book's main character as well as the setting have been established for a while in McDevitt's The Academy series. However, after discovering that Starhawk is actually a prequel of sorts, I took the opportunity to use it as a starting point. How hap [...]

    2. I have never read a Jack McDevitt novel before, much less the Academy series where I would have met Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins, the main character of said series. This is a prequel to that series and thereby a good jumping point to get into the series. Unfortunately, it's not a particularly compelling one, though there are many things that the book does right.First off, it should be noted that Priscilla shares the spotlight in this book, with her mentor, Jake Loomis, getting point of view chapte [...]

    3. In Starhawk, we can see what very well may be our near future. The space race has paved the way to global cooperation in the form of a space station in orbit around earth and we are capable of interstellar space travel to worlds far beyond our own. Other planets have been discovered with life and we have made contact with other sentient races. Unfortunately, advances in technology have not given us the answers to our ever present problems of over population, pollution and dwindling natural resou [...]

    4. Great READ!I have a soft spot in my heart, some might say head, for early FTL novels.The major failing of the biggest franchise in this regard was that we saw the technology working and pretty far along.Jack McDevitt's books have at times worked backward to those days to come and shown a light on some of the troubles that could occur when humanity is new at leaving the local systemARHAWK is the most direct version of this that we have seen.His quite good female character, Priscilla Hutchins is j [...]

    5. This is one of those books that looks like it has everything: an independent young female heroine, a somewhat tortured older male, alien contact, space flight, etc. But it all seemed kind of by the numbers. I found it hard to care about any of the characters, and I found some of their actions unlikely. They find evidence of alien contact, their company tells them to shut up about it, and they do?!? That didn't make sense to me. I also thought the writing seemed kind of flat. It definitely wasn't [...]

    6. Dear Diary: Why do authors use a characters’ diary to reiterate plot points that have already happened? And why do they sometimes use ‘news headlines’ at the end of a chapter to summarize the geo-political situations they were too lazy to work into the story? And why, if you don’t have any sort of interesting iseas do some authors force a boring book on readers who are big fans?Dear Mr. McDevitt:I am not your biggest fan, but have read all of your books and look forward to news ones. But [...]

    7. I have read some of Jack McDevitt's standalone novels, the entire Academy series and the Alex Benedict novels as well. I love the way that McDevitt writes science fiction. He makes the science believable, but he doesn't sacrifice story or character in doing so. I would count him as one of my favourite authors.The Academy series ended quite weakly, and I was looking forward to some redemption. Hutch is back, and, as always, McDevitt does an excellent job with her characterization. His writing als [...]

    8. Though this is the 7th book in the series numerically, it is really the "prequel" that gives you background on Priscilla Hutchins and her first few missions. Good character development and setting of the timeframe (2195. As usual with McDevitt's books great action scenes. The ending action had me excited and nervous up to the end. Great book if you have read the series. And if you have not read any of the Priscilla Hutchins books this is the perfect starting point.

    9. Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins returns in an adventure she might have been better off skipping. I felt left down by my favorite sci-fi author on this occasion. The book is light and entertaining, but does not rise up to the enthralling read of previous titles. Like "time travelers never die" it would have been better suited to a short story. There is not enough here for a full book.Mr. McDevitt's editor should shake him up a bit, he can do so much better. So let's go into specifics. The pace is slow [...]

    10. Okay read. A prequel has its own set of difficulties. I avoided looking up characters to see where they ended up, though I'm pretty sure there were a number of characters that appear later. Mostly this was a typical Hutch book but with a younger Hutch. Pretty good relatively good near-future sf but with a touch of space archaeology. 3.5 of 5.

    11. I found this very 'meh' actually. It's not BADLY written and the plot is interesting, but it seems very dry. I found it VERY hard to really give a fig about the characters. Interesting world building, but that's about all.

    12. Being a fan of the McDevitt’s Hutch series, I was surprised when I found out there was another book being released. The last one I read, Cauldron, came out seven years ago, and seemed to bring the story of pilot Priscilla Hutchins to a satisfying conclusion. (After having been featured in six novels.) Then when I learned it was a prequel I wondered if it wasn’t a case of milking the character. There was no doubt I would read it, mind you. I just wondered if this book would hold up to the oth [...]

    13. McDevitt has a problem. He has this nice series of books about a Space Academy, featuring Priscilla Hutch Hutchins. The books are, generally, really fun reads. The problem? Hutch was getting old. In the fifth book, he moved her into a desk job, to the book's detriment. Turns out, this really isn't the Academy series. This is the Hutch series. Hutch needs to be the star player. Book six put her back into space, which was great to read, but the book suffered in other ways. Plus, now Hutch is, in t [...]

    14. I'm a big fan of the Academy/Hutch series and after waiting a few years for Jack's latest, I couldn't wait to read this one. This is his classic space-opera that he has made his name off of. Priscilla is the main character in one, instead of a background player. Unfortunately, this is not as strong as the others. The book is mainly written as a group of short paragraphs and only occasionally does the plot fall into your typical chapter based book. The detail isn't quite as in-depth as the other [...]

    15. Politics, the dangers of space faring, environmental terrorism and amazing characters with some thought-provoking philosophies casually tossed in.If you like the social politics of Star Trek, this is worth a look.

    16. Having read most of the Alex Benedict series of books by McDevitt, I was curious to read a book from his main other series. Without doing any research, I chose this book as it sounded like the beginning of the series not realizing this was a prequel. The story while clearly about Hutchins seemed oddly off centered. This is presumably more understandable as the average reader already knows so much about her and is looking for the causes of her development. The story has the usual rolling gait of [...]

    17. If possible I'd give this 3.5 stars. I've read and enjoyed all of McDevitt's Alex Benedict novels but this is the first book in the Academy series for me. It was fun to read but I found the pacing somewhat on the slow side and the characters flat. I would like to know if this is typical of this series. Additionally there were a couple of plot line events introduced that were left dangling to my great annoyance. They left me wondering if McDevitt had already resolved these in the previously writt [...]

    18. What happened? I read this book. I think I can honestly say "I enjoyed this book." but . in the end, I'm left with the feeling like: "What was that all about?" and "Why did Jack McD craft this tale?" That's an overstatement. I'm not disappointed. The book has good characters, realism, unexpected twists, adventure, struggles with guilt, a bit of romance even! It's got a lot of good things and it's told in an interesting way. Was it just me?Quick! Someone else read this and tell me if you feel the [...]

    19. Ahhh—currently my favorite SF writer…McDevitt has written six other novels with star pilot Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins as the main character. This is the novel about her beginnings as a pilot. Her first voyage out with seasoned pilot Jake Loomis which started out well, goes to hell in a hand basket when a ship full of teenagers runs into problems and Priscilla and Jake are the closest ship to rescue them. But because there is simply not enough oxygen on either ship, the pilot of the cripp [...]

    20. "Starhawk" by Jack McDevitt is a prequel for the Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins SciFi series. I like Hutch because she is not superhuman. She is smart as any pilot of superlumenals (Faster than Light) space ships must be but not miraculously smart. Since it is a prequel, she is also younger, just starting out. Those following the series will be happy and those who are first reading about Hutch will be fine starting here but I think it would be better if you started with "The Engines of God" since th [...]

    21. Really good book - excellent story and style of writing, I also appreciated the setting in time and how it reflects on the world's current attitudes toward space travel.I didn't know it was a prequel to a book series when I picked it up, but I'm sure now I'll go on to read that series.

    22. In this novel, Jack McDevitt asks a provocative question about space travel in various ways: is it worth it? Is manned exploration and discovery worth it, not only on a national or cultural level, but on the personal level as well?McDevitt creates a convincing setting of the year 2196, which in some ways echoes our own. The presidential race for the North American Union is heating up. Celebrity scandals obsess the media. A columnist at the Baltimore Sun writes curmudgeonly editorials. But there [...]

    23. Priscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences.This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure…Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream: She’s completed a nerve-bending qualification flight for a pilot’s license.Her timing is far from optimal, however. Faster-than-light travel has only recently become a reality, and the World Space Authority is still learning how to manage long-range missions safely. To make matters worse, efforts to prepare two p [...]

    24. Starhawk is the latest story of Priscilla Hutchins set in the Academy universe. Humanity has faster than light travel and communication but almost no one to visit or talk to. McDevitt's stories in this series deal with first contacts and how the actions of individuals affect others. It is a large universe but lacking in civilizations at our technological level. There are ruins on many worlds hinting that technological civilizations are short-lived; there are hints of others which are beyond us; [...]

    25. Starhawk is set in a not-too-distant future Earth where faster-than-light (FTL) space travel has just begun, changing the way earth finds solutions the ever increasing global resource deficit. It is in this era that our heroine Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins starts her piloting career. Determined to make a life in space for herself, Hutch takes on any jobs she can find, only to end up working for a terraforming corporation that has very questionable ethics on sustaining life on viable planets. Durin [...]

    26. I am a big fan of McDevitt's Academy Series (often called the Priscilla Hutchens series). I like the character of Priscilla Hutchins, I like the universe he's created for her, I like the adventure-in-space feel of the novel. Starkhawk is the latest Hutchins novel, this time a prequel. McDevitt had once declared that he was finished with the character and that his fans should not be expecting another novel. I am glad to see he lied, but after finishing Starhawk I kind of wish he had stuck with hi [...]

    27. While I have loved riding with the Academy for years now, this was not my favorite adventure to date. This is a prequel which is about Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins and her first adventure after getting her pilots license and a job. It also is about the development of the Academy as an institution and the Wheel as the space port it needed to become in the future. These were the events that made her who she would later become, but it was not an easy read. The writing is fantastic as always and the c [...]

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