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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: 130
The Cassandra Project
2012 - 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

Firebird
2012 - Firebird [Alex Benedict, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781937007805
ISBN-10: 1937007804
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 8

Echo
2011 - Echo [Alex Benedict, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781937007003
ISBN-10: 1937007006
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 14

Echo
2010 - Echo [Alex Benedict, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441019243
ISBN-10: 0441019242
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 8

The Devil's Eye
2008 - The Devil's Eye [Alex Benedict, Bk 4] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441016358
ISBN-10: 0441016359
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 11

Cauldron
2008 - Cauldron [Engines of God, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441016501
ISBN-10: 0441016502
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 36

Cauldron
2007 - Cauldron [Academy, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441015252
ISBN-10: 0441015255
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 11

Odyssey
2006 - Odyssey [Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441014330
ISBN-10: 044101433X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 20

Polaris
2005 - Polaris [Alex Benedict, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441012534
ISBN-10: 0441012531
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 60

Polaris
2004 - Polaris [Alex Benedict, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441012022
ISBN-10: 0441012027
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 23

Omega
2004 - Omega [Academy, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441012107
ISBN-10: 0441012108
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 71

Chindi
2003 - Chindi [Engines of God, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441011025
ISBN-10: 0441011020
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 105

Deepsix
2002 - Deepsix [Engines of God, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061020063
ISBN-10: 0061020060
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 76

Infinity Beach
2001 - Infinity Beach [aka Slow Lightning] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061020056
ISBN-10: 0061020052
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 43

Moonfall
1999 - Moonfall (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061051128
ISBN-10: 0061051128
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 50

Eternity Road
1997 - Eternity Road (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780061052088
ISBN-10: 0061052086
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 21

The Engines of God
1995 - The Engines of God [Engines of God, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441002849
ISBN-10: 0441002846
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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