Jack McDevitt (born April 14, 1935) 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.
|Born||April 14, 1935|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Alma mater||La Salle University|
McDevitt's first published story was "The Emerson Effect" in The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981.