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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.

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    Ancient Shores

    A North Dakota farmer discovers an ancient sail boat on his property, made of non-decaying materials that cannot be manufactured in this era. It leads to even greater discoveries on Sioux land. Sides are taken pertaining to ownership, implications for global future, and for freedom.

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    Ok

    Ok, but predictable. Very out of day since it was written in 1996.

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    Entertaining

    But not more than that. Nice idea, execution leaves one wanting and the end is weak.

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