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McDevitt, Jack

Overview
Works: 104 works in 403 publications in 8 languages and 19,953 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Adventure stories, American  Science fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Code and cipher stories 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3563.C3556, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack McDevitt
Deepsix by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III. Twenty-one years later, the opportunity for scientists to study this galactic rarity, a life-supporting planet, is about to vanish forever, as a rogue gas giant has invaded the planetary system on a deadly collision course with the world they are now calling Deepsix." -- Cover
Seeker by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex Benedict and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, return to solve a riddle that leads them to the edge of known space in this tale from a multiple Nebula Award-nominee
Moonfall by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A giant comet is about to collide with the moon, showering the Earth with debris
Polaris by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixty years after the disappearance of the passengers and crew of the luxury space yacht Polaris, found empty and adrift in space, Alex Benedict sets out to uncover the truth about the Polaris and to reveal the fate of its passengers
Time travelers never die by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shel and his friend Dave journey through time in search of Shel's missing physicist-father, but make a devastating discovery that changes their lives forever when Shel violates their agreement not to visit the future
Echo by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After 8000 years of star travel, humanity has found only one alien species. Alex Benedict may be on the path to finding another one, but an assassin has other ideas
Chindi by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When someone--or something--leaves a series of mysterious satellites orbiting around diverse planets in the galaxy, a crew sets out to uncover the origins of the satellites and their potential danger to humankind
Cauldron by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a young physicist comes up with an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, retired star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins embarks on a perilous mission into the far reaches of outer space to uncover the origins of the deadly Omega clouds
The Cassandra project by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With interest in the space program waning, a public affairs director at NASA reveals a shocking secret about the Apollo 11 mission from fifty years ago
Infinity beach by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When "something" is brought back from a space exploration expedition, "something" now threatens them all. A gripping "first contact" thriller from one of science fiction's brightest talents, the acclaimed author of "Moonfall" and "Ancient Shores."
The devil's eye by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict receives a cryptic message asking for help from celebrated writer Vicki Greene -- who has been mind-wiped. She has no memory of her past life, or of her plea for assistance. But she has transferred an enormous sum of money to Alex, also without explanation. The answers to this mystery lie on the most remote of human worlds, where Alex will uncover a secret connected to a decades-old political upheaval -- a secret that somebody desperately wants hidden, though the price of that silence is unimaginable
Firebird by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that a missing renowned physicist had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system where they vanished. Following the physicist's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger
Omega by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best military and scientific minds on Earth band together in a desperate attempt to preserve an alien society from the deadly force heading for its home planet
Eternity road by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 21st century civilization has been destroyed. The protagonists are a group of people who make the dangerous journey to a land containing knowledge of the civilization. On the way they encounter its vestiges, including a car and a computer
Ancient shores by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On an Indian reservation in North Dakota, a shooting war breaks out over a space-travel machine. Left by visiting aliens thousands of years ago, it allows men to go the alien world. Washington wants to destroy it, the Indians to use it to emigrate
The engines of God by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an archeological dig on planets in space. The heroine is Priscilla Hutchins, the pilot of the expedition, and it is she, an untrained archeologist, who finally solves the mystery of an ancient space civilization. By the author of The Hercules Text
A talent for war by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christopher Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur. But now, one man believes Sim was a fraud, and Alex must follow the legend into the heart of the alien galaxy to confront a truth far stranger than any fiction
Starhawk by Jack McDevitt ( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" Priscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences. This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure; Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream: She's completed a nerve-bending qualification flight for a pilot's license. Her timing is far from optimal, however. Faster-than-light travel has only recently become a reality, and the World Space Authority is still learning how to manage long-range missions safely. To make matters worse, efforts to prepare two planets for colonization are killing off native life-forms, outraging people on Earth. So there's not a lot of demand for space pilots. Priscilla thinks her career may be over before it has begun. But her ambition won't be denied, and soon she is on the bridge of an interstellar ship, working for the corporation that is responsible for the terraforming. Her working conditions include bomb threats, sabotage, clashes with her employers-and a mission to a world, adrift between the stars, that harbors a life-form unlike anything humanity has ever seen. Ultimately, she will be part of a life-and-death struggle that will test both her capabilities and her character... "--
Time travelers never die by Jack McDevitt ( )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time--or worse--Shel enlists the aid of Dave MacElroy, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission. Their journey through history takes them from the enlightenment of Renaissance Italy through the American Wild West to the civil rights upheavals of the twentieth century. Along the way, they encounter a diverse cast of historical greats, sometimes in unexpected situations. Yet the elder Shelborne remains elusive. And then Shel violates his agreement with Dave not to visit the future. There he makes a devastating discovery that sends him fleeing back through the ages, and changes his life forever
Promoting cooperative strategies to reduce racial profiling by Jack McDevitt ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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MacDevitt, Jack 1935-...
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McDevitt, Jack 1935-
McDevitt, Jack Charles 1935-
McDevitt, John Charles.
マクデヴィット, ジャック
Languages
English (251)
German (11)
Spanish (6)
French (3)
Polish (2)
Czech (2)
Danish (1)
Italian (1)
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