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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: 131
Anciens rivages
Anciens Rivages (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782266087995
ISBN-10: 2266087991
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Ancient Shores
Ancient Shores (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061052071
ISBN-10: 0061052078
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 15

Beyond Watson A Sherlock Holmes Anthology of Stories NOT Told by Dr John H Watson
Carbide Tipped Pens Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction
The Cassandra Project
The Cassandra Project (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425256459
ISBN-10: 0425256456
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

The Cassandra Project
The Cassandra Project (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781937008710
ISBN-10: 1937008711
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 6

Cauldron
Cauldron [Academy, Bk 6] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780441015252
ISBN-10: 0441015255
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 11

Chindi
Chindi (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404243280
ISBN-10: 3404243285
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Chindi
Chindi [Engines of God, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441011025
ISBN-10: 0441011020
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 107

Chindi
Chindi [Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780441009381
ISBN-10: 0441009387
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 21

Coming Home
Coming Home (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781472207579
ISBN-10: 1472207572
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780536857958
ISBN-10: 0536857954
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Cryptic The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt
Cryptic the Best Short Fiction of Jack Mcdevitt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781596061958
ISBN-10: 1596061952
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

Deepsix
Deepsix (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780007108794
ISBN-10: 0007108796
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3

The Devil's Eye
The Devil's Eye [Alex Benedict] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781472203137
ISBN-10: 1472203135
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The Devil's Eye
The Devil's Eye [Alex Benedict, Bk 4] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780441016358
ISBN-10: 0441016359
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 12

The Devil's Eye An Alex Benedict Novel
The Devil's Eye an Alex Benedict Novel (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522600657
ISBN-10: 1522600655
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Die Ksten der Vergangenheit
Die Ksten Der Vergangenheit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404242351
ISBN-10: 3404242351
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Die Sanduhr Gottes
Die Sanduhr Gottes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404243211
ISBN-10: 3404243218
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Die Suche
Die Suche (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404243624
ISBN-10: 3404243625
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Echo
Echo [Alex Benedict, Bk 5] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780441019243
ISBN-10: 0441019242
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 9

The Engines of God [Engines of God, Bk 1] (Paperback)
Firebird [Alex Benedict] (Paperback)
Firebird [Alex Benedict, Bk 6] (Paperback)
Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 20 May 2016 [George R. R. Martin Special - Volume 20] (Paperback)
Infinity Beach [aka Slow Lightning] (Paperback)
Octavia Gone [8 - An Alex Benedict Novel] (Paperback)
Odisea/ Odyssey [Solaris Ficcion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Odyssey [Academy Series] (Audio CD)
Polaris [Alex Benedict, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
Seeker [Alex Benedict, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
A Talent for War [Alex Benedict, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Un Talento Para La Guerra / a Talent for War [Alex Bendict - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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