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Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt

·3.81·76,174 Ratings
“ Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ” ― J. M. Barrie
Authors' Books
  • Polaris (Alex Benedict, #2)

    2005·
    ·3.86·3,646 Ratings
  • The Engines of God (The Academy, #1)

    1995·
    ·3.84·6,784 Ratings
    Two hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery in the far reaches of the solar system: a huge statue of an alien creature, with an inscription that defied all efforts at translation. Now, as faster-than-light drive opens the stars to exploration,
  • Moonfall

    2000·
    ·3.78·1,724 Ratings
    It's the 21st century, and all is right with the world. Or so it seems.Vice President Charlie Haskell, who will travel anywhere for a photo op, is about to cut the ribbon for the just-completed American Moonbase. The first Mars voyage is about to leave hi
  • Chindi (The Academy, #3)

    2003·
    ·3.86·4,025 Ratings
    On a routine survey mission studying a neutron star, an Academy starship receives a transmission in an unknown language. Before leaving the area, the starship launches a series of satellites to find the signal and perhaps discover its origins. Five years
  • The Hercules Text

    1986·
    ·3.68·455 Ratings
    The classic first-contact science fiction novel that launched the career of Jack McDevitt, the national bestselling author of Coming Home.From a remote corner of the galaxy a message is being sent. The continuous beats of a pulsar have become odd, irregul
  • Eternity Road

    2004·
    ·3.76·4,004 Ratings
    The Roadmakers left only ruins behind -- but what magnificent ruins! Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are found in every Illyrian home. They left behind a legend,too -- a hidden sanctuary called Haven, where
  • A Talent for War (Alex Benedict, #1)

    2004·
    ·3.77·4,472 Ratings
    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 con
  • Odyssey (The Academy, #5)

    2006·
    ·3.78·2,163 Ratings
    Known for combining galaxy-spanning adventures with the genuine novel of ideas (Washington Post Book World), multiple Nebula Award-finalist McDevitt returns to the world of Chindi and Omega and humanity's struggle with its own existence.
  • Seeker (Alex Benedict, #3)

    2006·
    ·3.9·5,952 Ratings
    The Barnes & Noble ReviewAlex Benedict and his executive assistant, Chase Kolpath -- ambitious antiquities dealers from Jack McDevitt's A Talent for War (1989) and, more recently, Polaris -- are back in Seeker, a story in which the two antiquarians se
  • Infinity Beach

    2001·
    ·3.82·1,793 Ratings
    We are alone, because centuries of SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) missions found nothing. Until Dr Kimberly Brandywine seeks her clone-sister and the last lost expedition from the Nine Worlds settled from Earth. The ship's log was faked.
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