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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
Octavia Gone
2020 - Octavia Gone [8 - An Alex Benedict Novel] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481497985
ISBN-10: 1481497987
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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A Voice in the Night
2018 - A Voice in the Night (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781596068803
ISBN-10: 1596068809
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Long Sunset
2018 - The Long Sunset (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781481497930
ISBN-10: 1481497936
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Galaxys Edge Issue 27 July 2017 Edited by Mike Resnick
Universal Enigma Anthology Science Fiction Mystery Collection
2017 - Universal Enigma Anthology Science Fiction Mystery Collection [Drastic Measures - Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781942183075
ISBN-10: 1942183070
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cauldron
2016 - Cauldron [Academy Series] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522689355
ISBN-10: 1522689354
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Deepsix
2016 - Deepsix [Academy Series] (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781522689362
ISBN-10: 1522689362
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Seeker An Alex Benedict Novel
2016 - Seeker an Alex Benedict Novel (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522698555
ISBN-10: 1522698558
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Polaris An Alex Benedict Novel
2016 - Polaris an Alex Benedict Novel (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522698562
ISBN-10: 1522698566
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Chindi
2016 - Chindi [Academy Series] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522698654
ISBN-10: 1522698655
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Thunderbird
2016 - Thunderbird [Ancient Shores, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425279205
ISBN-10: 0425279200
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Starhawk
2016 - Starhawk [Priscilla Hutchins] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522675419
ISBN-10: 1522675418
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Beyond Watson A Sherlock Holmes Anthology of Stories NOT Told by Dr John H Watson
The Devil's Eye An Alex Benedict Novel
2016 - The Devil's Eye an Alex Benedict Novel (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522600657
ISBN-10: 1522600655
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Firebird An Alex Benedict Novel
2016 - Firebird an Alex Benedict Novel (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522600664
ISBN-10: 1522600663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Odyssey
2016 - Odyssey [Academy Series] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522600671
ISBN-10: 1522600671
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult
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Omega Academy Series
2016 - Omega Academy Series (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522600688
ISBN-10: 152260068X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult
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A Talent for War
2016 - A Talent for War [Alex Benedict, Bk 1 - Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522600695
ISBN-10: 1522600698
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Cassandra Project
2016 - The Cassandra Project (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781522600701
ISBN-10: 1522600701
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 20 May 2016
2016 - Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 20 May 2016 [George R. R. Martin Special - Volume 20] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612423050
ISBN-10: 1612423051
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Future Visions Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft
2015 - Future VIsions Original Science Fiction Inspired By Microsoft (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781338047370
ISBN-10: 133804737X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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2015 - Coming Home [Alex Benedict, Bk 7] (Paperback)
 
2013 - Firebird [Alex Benedict] (Paperback)
2013 - The Devil's Eye [Alex Benedict] (Paperback)
2012 - Ultima Mision / Seeker Margolia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - Firebird [Alex Benedict, Bk 6] (Paperback)
2011 - Echo [Alex Benedict, Bk 5] (Paperback)
 
2010 - Un Talento Para La Guerra / a Talent for War [Alex Bendict - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - The Devil's Eye [Alex Benedict, Bk 4] (Hardcover)
2008 - Odisea/ Odyssey [Solaris Ficcion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Polaris (Other)
2007 - Cauldron [Academy, Bk 6] (Hardcover)
2006 - Omega [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Seeker [Alex Benedict, Bk 3] (Paperback)
 
2005 - Seeker [Alex Benedict, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
2004 - Polaris [Alex Benedict, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
2003 - Chindi [Engines of God, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2002 - Chindi [Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
2001 - Infinity Beach [aka Slow Lightning] (Paperback)
1999 - Moonfall (Other)
1996 - Ancient Shores [Ancient Shores, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1995 - The Engines of God [Engines of God, Bk 1] (Paperback)
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