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Jack McDevitt (born 1935) is an American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology.

McDevitt's first published story was "The Emerson Effect" in The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981. Two years later, he published his first novel, The Hercules Text, about the discovery of an intelligently conceived signal whose repercussions threaten human civilization. This novel set the tone for many of McDevitt's following novels, which focused on making first contact. Frequently this theme is mixed with both trepidation before the unknown and a sense of wonder at the universe.

With The Engines of God (1994), McDevitt introduced the idea of a universe that was once teeming with intelligent life, but contains only their abandoned artifact by the time humans arrive on the scene. Although it was initially written as a standalone novel, the main character of The Engines of God, pilot Priscilla Hutchins, has since appeared in five more books, Deepsix (2001), Chindi (2002), Omega (2003), Odyssey (2006), and Cauldron (2007). The mystery surrounding the destructive "Omega Clouds" (which are introduced in The Engines of God) is left unexplored until Omega.

McDevitt's novels frequently raise questions which he does not attempt to answer. He prefers to leave ambiguities to puzzle and intrigue his readers: "Some things are best left to the reader's very able imagination."

His novel Seeker won the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel, given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award fourteen times; Seeker is his only win.

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Total Books: 97
Coming Home
2014 - Coming Home [An Alex Benedict Novel] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780425260876
ISBN-10: 0425260879
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Starhawk
2014 - Starhawk [A Priscilla Hutchins Novel] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425260869
ISBN-10: 0425260860
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Cassandra Project
2013 - The Cassandra Project (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425256459
ISBN-10: 0425256456
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 1 March 2013
2013 - Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 1 March 2013 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612421254
ISBN-10: 1612421253
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Engines of God
2013 - The Engines of God (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781433223365
ISBN-10: 1433223368
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Ultima mision / Seeker Margolia
2012 - Ultima Mision / Seeker Margolia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498007947
ISBN-10: 8498007941
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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A Resource Guide on Racial Profiling Data Collection Systems  Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
2012 - A Resource Guide on Racial Profiling Data Collection Systems Promising Practices and Lessons Learned (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781479390595
ISBN-10: 1479390593
Genre: Law
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Firebird
2012 - Firebird [An Alex Benedict Novel] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781937007805
ISBN-10: 1937007804
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

Echo
2011 - Echo [Alex Benedict, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781937007003
ISBN-10: 1937007006
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Zeitreisende sterben nie
2011 - Zeitreisende Sterben Nie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404243969
ISBN-10: 340424396X
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Time Travelers Never Die
2010 - Time Travelers Never Die (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441019557
ISBN-10: 0441019552
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 19

The Devil's Eye
2009 - The Devil's Eye [Alex Benedict, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441017850
ISBN-10: 0441017851
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 8

Cryptic The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt
2009 - Cryptic the Best Short Fiction of Jack Mcdevitt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781596061958
ISBN-10: 1596061952
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Cauldron
2008 - Cauldron [Engines of God, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441016501
ISBN-10: 0441016502
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Odisea/ Odyssey
2008 - Odisea/ Odyssey [Solaris Ficcion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498004014
ISBN-10: 8498004012
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Polaris
2008 - Polaris (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435293915
ISBN-10: 1435293916
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Odyssey
2007 - Odyssey [Engines of God, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441015405
ISBN-10: 0441015409
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Die Suche
2007 - Die Suche (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404243624
ISBN-10: 3404243625
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Omega
2006 - Omega [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498002539
ISBN-10: 8498002532
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Odyssey
2006 - Odyssey [Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441014330
ISBN-10: 044101433X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Seeker
2006 - Seeker [Alex Benedict, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441013753
ISBN-10: 0441013759
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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2005 - Seeker [Alex Benedict, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback
2005 - Polaris [Alex Benedict, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Omega [Academy, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Chindi (Paperback)
2004 - A Talent for War [Alex Benedict, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Omega (Hardcover)Paperback
2003 - Chindi [Engines of God, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Chindi [Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback
2002 - Deepsix [Engines of God, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Infinity Beach [aka Slow Lightning] (Paperback)Hardcover
1995 - The Engines of God [Engines of God, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
1995 - A Talent for War [Alex Benedict, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover