Jack McDevitt is an American science fiction author best known as the author and creator of the Alex Benedict series and the Priscilla Hutchins series.

McDevitt was nominated for numerous Nebula Awards and won the award in 2006 for Seeker. He is also a Robert A. Heinlein Award winner. McDevitt won a short story contest as a freshman at La Salle University, but moved away from writing after that. He received a master’s degree in literature from Wesleyan University in 1971 and in 1980 his wife encouraged him to try writing again. The rest, as they say, is history.

Publication Order of Alex Benedict Books

A Talent for War (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polaris (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seeker (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Eye (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Echo (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firebird (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coming Home (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Octavia Gone (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Academy Books

The Engines of God (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deepsix (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chindi (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Omega (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Odyssey (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cauldron (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starhawk (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sunset (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ancient Shores Books

Ancient Shores (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thunderbird (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Hercules Text (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eternity Road (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonfall (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infinity Beach / Slow Lightning (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hello Out There (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Travelers Never Die (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cassandra Project (With: Mike Resnick)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Voice in the Night (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Standard Candles (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outbound (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cryptic (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Defending the Future Books

The Best of Defending the Future (With: Charles E. Gannon,Mike McPhail)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best of Defending the Future(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Jack McDevitt Books, You’ll Love…

A Talent For War is the first book in the Alex Benedict series of books. Alex Benedict is an antiquities dealer with a late uncle that was an archaeologist. His uncle dies and leaves with him his last remaining mission. He’ll have to investigate the hero Christopher Sim who changed mankind’s history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur. Benedict’s uncle believed that Sim was a fraud and Alex must follow the story into the heart of the alien galaxy to find out the truth.

Another series by McDevitt is The Academy series focusing on Priscilla Hutchins in some of her early adventures. The first book is called Engines of God and focuses on archaeologists in the late 2100s traveling into space to find answers. Fourteen mysterious statues have been found among the stars, so the archaeologists will work to uncover ruins and follow the clues to the builders’ identity in the farthest boundaries of the galaxy. Gradually the scientists perceive a cyclical pattern of destruction in the universe and a mystery unfolds, questioning if this is all part of some greater plan.

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