Books by Jack McDevitt

Jack is a former English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer, and motivational trainer. With the nominations of Infinity Beach, Ancient Shores, “Time Travelers Never Die,” Moonfall, and “Good Intentions” (cowritten with Stanl


SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A top-notch, edge-of-the-seat thriller in which there are no villains, only mysteries."
This first collaboration from McDevitt (Firebird, 2011, etc.) and Resnick (The Doctor and the Kid, 2011, etc.), developed from a 2010 story by McDevitt (spoiler alert: don't read the story first), takes the form of a conspiracy involving the moon landings. And no, Stanley Kubrick didn't fake them. Read full book review >
CAULDRON by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Not peak McDevitt—slow to develop and not especially surprising—but workmanlike and brimming with the author's trademark low-key charms."
Latest addition to McDevitt's longstanding space-adventure series (Odyssey, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
ODYSSEY by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A low-key, reasonably surprising and involving tale, although not among McDevitt's best."
Another adventure set in the same universe as Chindi (2002). Read full book review >
SEEKER by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sounds far more exciting in summary than when stretched over several hundred pages, and it's hard to sympathize with protagonists who are merely looters. What really grates is that McDevitt is capable of much better work."
Another far-future adventure for obsessive relic locator/dealer Alex Benedict and his gorgeous pilot/assistant, Chase Kolpath (Polaris, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
POLARIS by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"A competently wrought but rather pallid adventure for a sleuthing duo that could have used personality transplants; the whole thing reads like a long-abandoned, recently refurbished draft."
Another space mystery for antiquarian sleuths to resolve (Chindi, 2002, etc.), this time involving relic dealer Alex Benedict and his beautiful pilot/assistant, narrator Chase Kolpath. Read full book review >
CHINDI by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2002

"Slow to start, and the tepid, tentative romance doesn't help; happily, the puzzles wrapped in explanations within mysteries and cliffhanging resolution are well up to McDevitt's previous high standards."
Another adventure for Academy space pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins (Deepsix, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
DEEPSIX by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"The tension hums and twangs throughout; add on the intriguing exploration of an ancient alien civilization, and the life-sized characters: another triumph for the splendid McDevitt."
Cliffhanger-disaster yarn, again involving archeology and alien contact, from the author of Infinity Beach (2000), etc., this one set in the same universe as The Engines of God (1994), with some of the characters in common. Read full book review >
INFINITY BEACH by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Gripping mystery, taut intrigues—the forgoing barely hints at the complexities here—and fascinating aliens: an altogether splendid, satisfying puzzle."
McDevitt, Jack [pointer] INFINITY BEACH Alien-contact/murder mystery from the ever-reliable author of Moonfall (1998), etc. Hundreds of years hence, humans have colonized remote planets, but no alien life-forms have ever been encountered. Read full book review >
MOONFALL by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1998

"Plausible, panoramic, and sometimes exciting: another solidly engrossing entry from the dependable McDevitt."
Big, bustling, medium-future global disaster yarn from the author of Eternity Road (1997). Read full book review >
ETERNITY ROAD by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"David Brin's The Postman), well up to previous standards."
Post-disaster odyssey from the author of Ancient Shores (1996), etc. Far-future Earth is littered with decaying monumental structures built by the mysterious Roadmakers, who, according to tradition, succumbed to a lethal plague. Read full book review >
ANCIENT SHORES by Jack McDevitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"From familiar components, McDevitt (The Engines of God, 1994, etc.) has fashioned a solidly engrossing tale that, despite some plot wobbles, brims with low-key attractions."
Astonishingly, North Dakota farmer Tom Lasker unearths a perfectly preserved 42-foot sailboat from his wheatfield. Read full book review >
THE ENGINES OF GOD by Jack McDevitt
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"McDevitt (The Hercules Text, not reviewed) is at his best award-winning style in this intelligent and wide-ranging novel."
In the early years of the 23rd century, archaeology has expanded to the stars. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 1, 1993

"A sobering and much needed call to action."
A compassionate, thoughtful analysis of an alarming and increasingly frequent phenomenon in our rapidly diversifying society. Read full book review >