Omega (novel)

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Author Jack McDevitt
Language English
Series Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins
Genre Science fiction, Mystery fiction
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
2003 (Hardcover edition)
Media type Print (Paperback & Hardback)
ISBN 0-441-01046-6
Preceded by Chindi
Followed by Odyssey

Omega is a book by Jack McDevitt that won the John W. Campbell Award, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2004.[1]

The mystery surrounding the destructive "Omega Clouds" (which are introduced in The Engines of God) is left unexplored until Omega.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

A world of strikingly humanoid beings is discovered to be in the path of an Omega cloud, which attack and destroy anything with a sharp corner. The beings' civilization is strikingly similar to the early Greeks. Hutch is part of an expedition to save them if possible, using a new discovery.


  1. ^ "1996 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  2. ^ Author's Comment: Omega