Jack McDevitt


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January 01, 1935

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Jack McDevitt 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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“Tides are like politics. They come and go with a great deal of fuss and noise, but inevitably they leave the beach just as they found it. On those few occasions when major change does occur, it is rarely a good news.”
Jack McDevitt, Deepsix

“The real problem has to do with the inability by people to admit that a position they've held a long time might be wrong. That's all. Not that it is. Just that it might be. I don't know why it is, but we tend to fall in love with things we believe, Threaten them, and you threaten us.”
Jack McDevitt, Firebird

“We could never know who we truly were until we heard the whispers of the stars.”
Jack McDevitt, Infinity Beach

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Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Liu Cixin, 3 books starting with The Three-Body Problem
 
  11 votes, 15.7%

Xenogenesis trilogy (AKA Lilith’s Brood) by Octavia E. Butler, 3 books starting with Dawn
 
  10 votes, 14.3%

Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton, 3 books starting with Salvation
 
  10 votes, 14.3%

Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter, 5 books starting with The Long Earth
 
  9 votes, 12.9%

Revenger series by Alastair Reynolds, 3 books starting with Revenger
 
  5 votes, 7.1%

MaddAddam series by Margaret Atwood, 3 books starting with Oryx and Crake
 
  5 votes, 7.1%

Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke, 4 books starting with 2001: A Space Odyssey
 
  5 votes, 7.1%

The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson, 5 books starting with The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story
 
  4 votes, 5.7%

Alex Benedict series by Jack McDevitt, 8 books starting with A Talent for War
 
  3 votes, 4.3%

Uplift Saga by David Brin, 6 books starting with Sundiver
 
  3 votes, 4.3%

Zones of Thoughts series by Vernor Vinge, 3 books starting with A Fire Upon the Deep
 
  2 votes, 2.9%

Starfarers quartet by Vonda N. McIntyre, 4 books starting with Starfarers
 
  1 vote, 1.4%

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  1 vote, 1.4%

Planet of Adventure series by Jack Vance, 4 books starting with City of the Chasch
 
  1 vote, 1.4%

Impossible Times trilogy by Mark Lawrence, 3 books starting with One Word Kill
 
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