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Omega by Jack McDevitt
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Oct 08, 07

it was amazing
Recommended for: People who like well formed scifi stories
Read in October, 2007

General Outline:
Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchens is just trying to enjoy her new directors job at the academy when one of those pesky omega clouds (if its not natural the cloud descends on it and destroys whatever intelligent life it finds, space ships, planets,etc) turns up. Unfortunatley since they were first discovered, by her on her first mission, there hasn't been much progress on doing anything about them. After all what's the big deal, it's 1000 years away from earth, its sombody elses problem. This cloud though does not want to follow the rules and it turns when it detects life on a planet the humans were not aware of. So starts the race to either destroy the cloud or turn it away from the defenseless planet and maybe finally understand what the clouds are exactly.
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If you like books that have a lot of detail but keeps the story moving you proably wont be able to put this book down. If on the other hand you dont like a story that bounces around a bit between the numerous characters with a few fast forwards and then rewinds and then slows down towards the middle... don't put the book down the end makes up for when the omega cloud finally reaches the planet. Then its *focused*. I really like this book, these type don't seem to come around much where the author makes the nuts and bolts of things really interesting. The only thing that was a little annoying was the fact that most of the main characters from the previous books are older, therefore in some cases they can't do what they want due to careers (Hutch), tunnel vision(David), and various other minor charaters(this book is definetly THE END for some characters)it may be realistic but its annoying because there annoyed that they cant go out there beat the alien baddie up. All in all would recommend this to anyone who likes good fast paced scifi.
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