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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse The Academy Series by Jack McDevitt
for providing us with a courageous, smart, and resourceful heroine
living in the near future. Someone to look forward to meeting.

The Academy Series
by Jack McDevitt

The Academy Series (200 years in the future) by Jack McDevitt
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Where are all the other intelligent races? Why don't we meet? We pass each other in the great night. Time is too big and our slice is too small.

In 200 years we will have been sending out radio waves, TV signals, etc. for about 300 years. This electromagnetic envelope will have reached 0.3% of the way across the Milky Way. This means to other intelligent races (if there currently are any) we are not visible to them (in other words we are "dark") if they are over 300 light years away. It also means 99.99% of the Milky Way can't have heard that we are here yet.

It also means if a distant civilization lasted 10,000 years and sent out whatever signals for that period of time, and then collapsed, and those signals first began reaching us 11,000 years ago, they would all have gone pass us by 1,000 years ago, and we'd never hear them. They would be lost to us forever in the depths of time. Like I said "Time is too big and our slice is too small."

Leading Character: Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins - Starship Pilot - Courageous, Smart and Resourceful. She can figure her way out of almost anything. All these stories are mostly told from her first person point of view.

  1. The Engines of God (1994)
  2. Deepsix (2001)
  3. Chindi (2002)
  4. Omega (2003)
  5. Odyssey (2006)
  6. Cauldron (2007)
  7. Starhawk (2013) (not nearly as good as the first six of the series)

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The Academy Series
by Jack McDevitt

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse The Academy Series by Jack McDevitt
for providing us with a courageous, smart, and resourceful heroine
living in the near future. Someone to look forward to meeting.