Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt (born April 14, 1935)[1] is an American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology. Most of his books follow either superluminal pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins or galactic relic hunters Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath. McDevitt has received numerous nominations for Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell awards. Seeker won the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

Jack McDevitt
McDevitt at the Festive Bookweek in Budapest, 2010
Born (1935-04-14) April 14, 1935 (age 86)
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
Alma materLa Salle University
GenreScience fiction

McDevitt's first published story was "The Emerson Effect" in The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981.