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Jack McDevitt (born 1935) is an American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology. 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. He received a Master's degree in literature from Wesleyan University in 1971. Before becoming a full-time author, he was an English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer and motivational trainer. His first published story was The Emerson Effect in The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981. Two years later, he published his first novel, The Hercules Text, which won the Philip K. Dick Special Award. He won the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel for Seeker, the UPC International Prize for his novella Ships in the Night in 1991, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel for Omega in 2003. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Engines of God 1,688 copies, 39 reviews
Chindi 1,276 copies, 29 reviews
Seeker 1,232 copies, 25 reviews
A Talent for War 1,198 copies, 35 reviews
Polaris 1,071 copies, 29 reviews
Eternity Road 1,030 copies, 21 reviews
Deepsix 1,014 copies, 29 reviews
Omega 990 copies, 23 reviews
Ancient Shores 875 copies, 25 reviews
Infinity Beach 772 copies, 11 reviews
Odyssey 722 copies, 22 reviews
Moonfall 721 copies, 11 reviews
Cauldron 650 copies, 25 reviews
The Devil's Eye 594 copies, 14 reviews
Time Travelers Never Die 536 copies, 28 reviews
Echo 461 copies, 22 reviews
Firebird 368 copies, 17 reviews
The Hercules Text 309 copies, 7 reviews
Starhawk 247 copies, 10 reviews
Coming Home 234 copies, 10 reviews
The Cassandra Project 213 copies, 14 reviews
Thunderbird 178 copies, 10 reviews
The Long Sunset 123 copies, 4 reviews
Octavia Gone 111 copies, 3 reviews
Going Interstellar 73 copies, 1 review
Hello Out There 55 copies, 2 reviews
Outbound 28 copies
A Voice in the Night 24 copies, 1 review
PREMIO UPC 1994 7 copies, 1 review
The Far Shore 4 copies
The Candidate 4 copies
Auld Lang Boom 3 copies, 1 review
Act of God 3 copies
Time's Arrow 3 copies
Fifth Day 3 copies, 1 review
Welcome To Valhalla 3 copies, 1 review
Tyger 3 copies, 1 review
Maiden Voyage 2 copies
Dig Site 2 copies, 1 review
Indomitable 2 copies
Deus Tex 2 copies
Black To Move 2 copies
Happy Birthday (Author) 2 copies
Last Contact 2 copies
Never Despair 2 copies
Tweak 2 copies
The Tomb 2 copies
Windows 2 copies
Blinker 1 copy
Windrider 1 copy
Oculus 1 copy
Sunrise 1 copy
Gus 1 copy
Variables 1 copy
Whistle 1 copy
Dutchman 1 copy
Ignition 1 copy
Ellie 1 copy
Glory Days 1 copy
Valkyrie 1 copy
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (Contributor) 1,380 copies, 48 reviews
Pellucidar (Introduction, some editions) 604 copies, 9 reviews
The End is Nigh (Contributor) 234 copies, 12 reviews
Year's Best SF 10 (Contributor) 210 copies, 4 reviews
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (Contributor) 153 copies, 5 reviews
Full Spectrum 3 (Contributor) 146 copies
The Further Adventures of the Joker (Contributor) 145 copies, 1 review
Down these Dark Spaceways (Contributor) 127 copies, 3 reviews
Armored (Contributor) 125 copies, 5 reviews
The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time (Contributor) 125 copies, 1 review
Lightspeed: Year One (Contributor) 117 copies, 1 review
Not of Woman Born (Contributor) 112 copies, 2 reviews
Futures from Nature (Contributor) 110 copies, 5 reviews
Full Spectrum (A Bantam spectra book) (Contributor) 107 copies
Year's Best SF 16 (Contributor) 107 copies
Alternate Wars (What Might Have Been, Vol. 3) (Contributor) 107 copies, 3 reviews
Full Spectrum 2 (Contributor) 105 copies
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories (Contributor) 102 copies, 1 review
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007 (Contributor) 99 copies, 4 reviews
Sideways In Crime (Contributor) 91 copies, 1 review
Christmas Stars (Contributor) 90 copies, 2 reviews
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (Contributor) 85 copies, 3 reviews
The Other Half of the Sky (Contributor) 82 copies, 4 reviews
Forbidden Planets (Contributor) 80 copies, 1 review
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
Wondrous Beginnings (Contributor) 65 copies, 2 reviews
Betcha Can't Read Just One (Contributor) 65 copies
Fast Forward 2 (Contributor) 64 copies, 2 reviews
When the Music's Over (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
Cosmic Tales: Adventures in Sol System (Contributor) 51 copies, 1 review
Timegates (Contributor) 50 copies, 1 review
Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Contributor) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (Contributor) 47 copies, 2 reviews
Universe 15 (Contributor) 45 copies
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (Contributor) 44 copies
Future Washington (Contributor) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (Contributor) 31 copies
The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy (Introduction) 27 copies, 1 review
Christmas Forever (Contributor) 22 copies
Mission: Tomorrow (Contributor) 19 copies
Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
Exploring the Horizons (Contributor) 18 copies
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
To Shape the Dark (Contributor) 16 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 1 • June 2010 (Contributor) 15 copies, 2 reviews
Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 1, March 2013 (Contributor) 12 copies, 2 reviews
Extrasolar (Contributor) 11 copies
Universe 17 (Contributor) 9 copies
Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 11, November 2014 (Contributor) 6 copies, 1 review
Impossible Futures (Contributor) 4 copies
StarShipSofa Stories, Volume 3 (Contributor) 3 copies
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