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   Ancient Shores, by Jack McDevitt  
 
  Novel, first publication in 1996
 
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      Something very strange has turned up in Tom Lasker's wheat field: a ten-thousand-year-old sailboat made of an unknown substance. And then there's the Roundhouse, apparently a doorway to another world, sitting squarely on Sioux reservation land. How did they get there, and what do they signify for the people embroiled in their discovery? This is sci-fi on a grand scale by the author of The Engines of God.

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    It turned up in a North Dakota wheat field: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer would have done. He dug it up. And discovered a boat, made of a fiberglass-like material with an utterly impossible atomic number. What it was doing buried under a dozen feet of prairie soil two thousand miles from any ocean, no one knew. True, Tom Lasker's wheat field had once been on the shoreline of a great inland sea, but that was a long time ago -- ten thousand years ago.

    A return to science fiction on a grand scale, reminiscent of the best of Heinlein, Simak, and Clarke, Ancient Shores is the most ambitious and exciting SF triumph of the decade, a bold speculative adventure that does not shrink from the big questions -- and the big answers.

     
     
      Related theme(s)  
     
     
  • Alien Machines - Alien Artifacts
  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials
  • Archaeologists - Paleoanthropologist - Anthropologist
  • Boats - Ships - Yacht.
  • Children, Teens, Kids.
  • Native Americans
  • Parallel Universes - Alternate Worlds - Other Dimensions - Alternate Reality

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