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Jack McDevittJack McDevitt (born 1935) is a former English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer. He attended La Salle University, where a short story of his won the annual Freshman Short Story Contest and was published in the school's literary magazine, Four Quarters. McDevitt received a Master's degree in literature from Wesleyan University in 1971. He returned to writing when his wife, Maureen, encouraged him to try his hand at it in 1980.

His work has been on the final ballot for the Nebula Awards for 12 of the past 13 years. His first novel, The Hercules Text, was published in the celebrated Ace Specials series and won the Philip K. Dick Special Award. In 1991, McDevitt won the first $10,000 UPC International Prize for his novella, "Ships in the Night." The Engines of God was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and his novella, "Time Travelers Never Die," was nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.

McDevitt lives in Georgia with his wife, Maureen, where he plays chess and reads mysteries.

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Jack McDevitt Bibliography

Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins

  • The Engines of God - 1994
  • Deepsix - 2001
  • Chindi - 2002
  • Omega - 2003
  • Odyssey - 2006
  • Cauldron - 2007
  • StarHawk - 2013
  • The Long Sunset - 2018

Alex Benedict Novels

  • A Talent for War - 1989
  • Polaris - 2004
  • Seeker - 2005
  • The Devil's Eye - 2008
  • Echo - 2010
  • Firebird - 2011
  • Coming Home - 2014
  • Octavia Gone - 2019

Other Novels

  • The Hercules Text - 1986
  • Ancient Shores - 1996
  • Eternity Road - 1998
  • Moonfall - 1998
  • Infinity Beach - 2000
  • Time Travelers Never Die - 2009
  • The Cassandra Project - 2012
  • Thunderbird - 2015

Short Stories

  • "The Emerson Effect" - 1981
  • "The Far Shore" - 1982
  • "Black to Move" - 1982
  • "Crossing Over" - 1983
  • "The Jersey Rifle" - 1983
  • "Cryptic" - 1983
  • "Melville on Iapetus" - 1983
  • "Translations from the Colosian" - 1984
  • "Promises to Keep" - 1984
  • "Tidal Effects" - 1985
  • "Voice in the Dark" - 1986
  • "Combinations" - 1986
  • "Duthman" - 1987
  • "In the Tower" - 1987
  • "To Hell with the Stars" - 1987
  • "Sunrise" - 1988
  • "Last Contact" - 198
  • "The Fort Moxie Branch" - 1988
  • "Whistle" - 1989
  • "Leap of Faith" - 1989
  • "Time's Arrow" - 1989
  • "Tracks" - 1989
  • "It's a Long Way to Alpha Centauri" - 1990
  • "Happy Birthday" - 1990
  • "Tyger" - 1991
  • "Date with Destiny" - 1991
  • "Lake Agassiz" - 1991
  • "Gus" - 1991
  • "Valkyrie" - 1991
  • "The Tomb" - 1991
  • "Auld Lang Boom" - 1992
  • "Ships in the Night" - 1993
  • "Midnight Clear" - 1993
  • "Talk Radio" - 1993
  • "Standard Candles" - 1994
  • "Blinker" - 1994
  • "Windrider" - 1994
  • "Glory Days" - 1994
  • "Ellie" - 1995
  • "Cruising through Deuteronomy" - 1995
  • "Deus Tex" - 1996
  • "Time Travelers Never Die" - 1996
  • "Holding Pattern" - 1996
  • "Never Despair" - 1997
  • "Variables" - 1997
  • "Report from the Rear" - 1998
  • "Good Intentions" - 1998
  • "Dead in the Water" - 1999
  • "Nothing Ever Happens in Rock City" - 2001
  • "Oculus" - 2002
  • "The Law of Gravity Isn't Working on Rainbow Bridge" - 2003
  • "Act of God" - 2004
  • "Windows" - 2004
  • "The Mission" - 2004
  • "Henry James, This One's For You" - 2005
  • "The Big Downtown" - 2005
  • "Ignition" - 2005
  • "The Candidate" - 2006
  • "Lighthouse" - 2006
  • "Kaminsky at War" - 206
  • "Cool Neighbour" - 2007
  • "Fifth Day" - 2007
  • "Friends in High Places" - 2007
  • "Tweak" - 2007
  • "Indomitable" - 2008
  • "The Adventure of the Southsea Trunk" - 2008
  • "Molly's Kids" - 2008
  • "Welcome to Valhalla" - 2008
  • "The Cassandra Project" - 2010
  • "Dig Site" - 2011
  • "Maiden Voyage" - 2012
  • "Listen Up, Nitwits" - 2012
  • "The Cat's Pajamas" - 2012
  • "Lucy" - 2012
  • "Waiting at the Altar"- 2012
  • "A Voice in the Night" - 2013
  • "Cathedral" - 2013
  • "Glitch" - 2013
  • "Searching for Oz" - 2013
  • "The Eagle Project" - 2013
  • "Enjoy the Moment" - 2014

Collections

  • Standard Candles - 1996
  • Hello Out There - 2000
  • Ships in the Night - 2005
  • Outbound - 2006
  • Cryptic - 2009

Jack McDevitt Awards

  • Locus Award for Best First Novel - 1987
  • Phoenix Award - 2000
  • John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction - 2004
  • Nebula Award for Best Novel - 2007

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