Odyssey is a science fiction novel by Jack Mcdevitt. It was a Nebula Award nominee for 2007. It's set in the 23rd century and "explores the immorality of big business and the short-sightedness of the American government in minimizing support for space travel."
Literary significance and reception
Carl Hays reviewing in Booklist said "McDevitt's energetic character-driver prose serves double duty by exploring Earth's future political climate and forecasting the potential dangers awaiting humanity among the stars". Kirkus Reviews was slightly more critical calling it "a low-key, reasonably surprising and involving tale, although not among McDevitt's best." Jackie Cassada reviewing for Library Journal said "the author of Chindi and other novels featuring the academy succeeds in visualizing a believable future of space exploration as well as believable personalities whose lives and loves put a human face on scientific speculation."
Odyssey was nominated for both the Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards in 2007.
- "2007 SFWA(R) Final Nebula Awards(R) Ballot -- Public edition". Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
- "2007 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- Hays, Carl (October 1, 2006). "Odyssey". Booklist 103 (3): 45. ISSN 0006-7385.
- "ODYSSEY". Kirkus Reviews 74 (18): 934. September 15, 2006. ISSN 0042-6598.
- Cassada, Jackie (October 15, 2006). "Odyssey". Library Journal 131 (17): 54–55.
- Odyssey at Worlds Without End
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