Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt (born 1935) is an award-winning American science fiction author.

He is a former English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer. 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, reads mysteries and eats lunch regularly with his cronies.


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Series by Jack McDevitt
Alex Benedict (10 books)
Ancient Shores (2 books)

Books by Jack McDevitt
The Hercules Text 6.00   1
A Talent for War (Alex Benedict #1) 8.00   1
The Engines of God (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #1) 8.00   3
Standard Candles: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt 8.00   1
Ancient Shores (Ancient Shores #1) 8.00   1
Eternity Road 8.00   1
Moonfall 7.00   2
Hello Out There N/A
Infinity Beach 8.00   1
Deepsix (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #2) 8.00   2
Chindi (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #3) 9.00   2
Omega (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #4) 7.00   2
Polaris (Alex Benedict #2) 8.00   1
Ships in the Night N/A
Seeker (Alex Benedict #3) 8.00   1
Outbound N/A
Odyssey (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #5) 8.00   2
Cauldron (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #6) 8.00   2
The Devil's Eye (Alex Benedict #4) 8.00   1
Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack Mcdevitt N/A
Time Travelers Never Die 7.34   3
Echo (Alex Benedict #5) 8.00   1
Firebird (Alex Benedict #6) 8.00   1
The Cassandra Project 8.00   1
Starhawk (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #7) 9.00   1
Coming Home (Alex Benedict #7) N/A
Thunderbird (Ancient Shores #2) N/A
The Long Sunset (The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #8) 10.00   1
Octavia Gone (Alex Benedict #8) N/A
Village in the Sky (Alex Benedict #9) 7.50   4

Speculative Fiction Novels (31)

(Alex Benedict #10 of 10)
2023 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(Alex Benedict #9 of 10)
2023 | science fiction > space opera
(Alex Benedict #8 of 10)
2019 | science fiction > space opera
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #8 of 8)
2018 | science fiction > space opera
(Ancient Shores #2 of 2)
2015 | science fiction
(Alex Benedict #7 of 10)
2014 | science fiction > space opera
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #7 of 8)
2013 | science fiction > space opera

2012 | science fiction
(Alex Benedict #6 of 10)
2011 | science fiction > space opera
(Alex Benedict #5 of 10)
2010 | science fiction > space opera

2009 | science fiction

2009 | science fiction, short stories
(Alex Benedict #4 of 10)
2008 | science fiction > space opera
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #6 of 8)
2007 | science fiction > space opera
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #5 of 8)
2006 | science fiction > space opera

2006 | science fiction, short stories
(Alex Benedict #3 of 10)
2005 | science fiction > space opera

2005 | science fiction, short stories
(Alex Benedict #2 of 10)
2004 | science fiction > space opera
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #4 of 8)
2003 | science fiction > space opera
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #3 of 8)
2002 | science fiction > space opera
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #2 of 8)
2001 | science fiction > space opera

2000 | science fiction, collection

2000 | science fiction > space opera

1998 | science fiction

1997 | science fiction
(Ancient Shores #1 of 2)
1996 | science fiction

1996 | science fiction, short stories
(The Engines of God / Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins #1 of 8)
1994 | science fiction > space opera
(Alex Benedict #1 of 10)
1989 | science fiction > space opera

1986 | science fiction