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McDevitt, Jack

Works: 91 works in 433 publications in 12 languages and 19,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Adventure stories, American  Adventure stories  Code and cipher stories  Time-travel fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.C3556, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jack McDevitt
  • Papers by Jack McDevitt( Book )
Most widely held works by Jack McDevitt
Deepsix by Jack McDevitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,168 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
Moonfall by Jack McDevitt( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant comet is about to collide with the moon, showering the Earth with debris
The Cassandra project by Jack McDevitt( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 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
Time travelers never die by Jack McDevitt( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,036 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 )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 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
Odyssey by Jack McDevitt( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special deep space mission is sent to uncover the truth about "moonriders," strange lights witnessed in nearby systems, but the team soon realizes that their mission has become dangerous when they discover the truth about the moonriders
Seeker by Jack McDevitt( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 984 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
The devil's eye by Jack McDevitt( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 962 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 life, or of her plea for assistance. The answers to this mystery lie on the most remote of human worlds, where Alex uncovers a secret connected to a decades-old political upheaval
Firebird by Jack McDevitt( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 934 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
Chindi by Jack McDevitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 891 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
The engines of God by Jack McDevitt( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 865 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
Cauldron by Jack McDevitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2255. The academy that trained the starfarers is long gone and veteran star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins spends her retirement supporting fund-raising efforts for The Prometheus Foundation, a privately funded organization devoted to deep space exploration. But when a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, Hutch finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly Omega clouds that continue to haunt her
Omega by Jack McDevitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatrième roman mettant en scène Priscilla Hutchins, Hutch pour les intimes, pilote spatiale au service de l'Académie d'archéologie extraterrestre au XXIIIe siècle
Coming home by Jack McDevitt( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antiquities dealer travels to Earth to search for an artifact of the early space age and to search for an interstellar transport that vanished 11 years prior
Ancient shores by Jack McDevitt( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 773 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
Eternity road by Jack McDevitt( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 759 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
Thunderbird by Jack McDevitt( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A working stargate dating back more than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; or (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way. The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national -- if not planetary -- security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker. One thing is for certain: questions about what the stargate means for humanity's role in the galaxy cannot be ignored. Especially since travel through the stargate isn't necessarily only one way
Starhawk by Jack McDevitt( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 695 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 ..."--
A talent for war by Jack McDevitt( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 652 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
The long sunset : an academy novel by Jack McDevitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hutch has been the Academy's best pilot for decades. She's had numerous first contact encounters and even became a minor celebrity. But world politics have shifted from exploration to a growing fear that the program will run into an extraterrestrial race more advanced than humanity and war. Despite taking part in the recent scientific breakthrough that rejuvenates the human body and expands one's lifespan, Hutch finds herself as a famous interstellar pilot with little to do, until a message from an alien race arrives. The message is a piece of music from an unexplored area. Despite the fact that this alien race could pose a great danger and that this message could have taken several thousand years to travel, the program prepares the last interstellar ship for the journey. As the paranoia grows, Hutch and her crew make an early escape--but what they find at the other end of the galaxy is completely unexpected"--
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Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer

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