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Jack McDevitt


(John Charles McDevitt)
USA flag (b.1935)

Jack McDevitt has served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, taught English and literature, and worked for the U.S. Customs Service in North Dakota and Georgia. He lives in Georgia.

Awards: Nebula (2006), Campbell (2004), Locus (1987)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Alex Benedict
   1. A Talent for War (1989)
   2. Polaris (2004)
   3. Seeker (2005)
   4. The Devil's Eye (2008)
   5. Echo (2010)
   6. Firebird (2011)
   7. Coming Home (2014)
   8. Octavia Gone (2019)
   9. Village in the Sky (2023)
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Academy
   1. The Engines of God (1994)
   2. Deepsix (2001)
   3. Chindi (2002)
   4. Omega (2003)
   5. Odyssey (2006)
   6. Cauldron (2007)
   7. Starhawk (2013)
   8. The Long Sunset (2018)
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Ancient Shores
   1. Ancient Shores (1996)
   2. Thunderbird (2015)
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Novels
   The Hercules Text (1986)
   Eternity Road (1997)
   Moonfall (1998)
   Infinity Beach (2000)
     aka Slow Lightning
   Time Travelers Never Die (2009)
   The Cassandra Project (2012) (with Mike Resnick)
   Doorway to the Stars (2024)
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Collections
   Standard Candles (1996)
   Outbound (2006)
   Cryptic (2009)
   Beyond Watson (2016) (with others)
   A Voice in the Night (2018)
   Return to Glory (2023)
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Anthologies edited
   Going Interstellar (2012) (with Les Johnson)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Jack McDevitt recommends
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Sam Gunn Jr. (2022)
(Sam Gunn)
Ben Bova
"A riveting ride through the early years of interplanetary settlement, full of surprises and impossible to put down. Loved it."
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Shadows of Eternity (2021)
Gregory Benford
"A fascinating plunge into a new world. I loved the idea of the SETI Library on the moon. Chasing wormholes is also a wild ride!"
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Today I Am Carey (2019)
Martin L Shoemaker
"A dazzling ride through the near future."

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Books containing stories by Jack McDevitt
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 50 (2021)
May 2021
(Galaxy's Edge Magazine, book 50)
edited by
Lezli Robyn
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 47 (2020)
November 2020
(Galaxy's Edge Magazine, book 47)
edited by
Lezli Robyn
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 45 (2020)
July 2020
(Galaxy's Edge Magazine, book 45)
edited by
Lezli Robyn

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Awards
2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel : Seeker
2004 John W. Campbell Memorial Award : Omega
1987 Locus Award for Best First Novel : The Hercules Text

Award nominations
2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Coming Home
2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Firebird
2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Echo
2010 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack Mcdevitt
2008 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Cauldron
2007 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Henry James, This One's for You
2007 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Odyssey
2007 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Outbound
2007 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Odyssey
2006 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Seeker
2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Seeker
2005 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Polaris
2005 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Polaris
2004 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Omega
2004 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Omega
2003 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Nothing Ever Happens in Rock City
2003 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Chindi
2003 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Chindi
2002 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Deepsix
2002 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Deepsix
2001 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Infinity Beach
2001 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Infinity Beach
2000 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Good Intentions
2000 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Infinity Beach
1999 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Moonfall
1998 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Moonfall
1998 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Eternity Road
1997 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Time Travellers Never Die
1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Ancient Shores
1997 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Standard Candles
1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Time Travelers Never Die [short story]
1997 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : The Engines of God
1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Engines of God
1994 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Ships in the Night
1990 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : A Talent for War
1989 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Fort Moxie Branch
1989 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Fort Moxie Branch
1988 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Dutchman
1987 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Hercules Text
1987 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Voice in the Dark
1986 Philip K Dick Award (nominee) : The Hercules Text
1984 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Cryptic [short story]


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