"Wege durch Dampf und Rauch"

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Jack McDeVitt

geb. 1935 in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), (USA)


Jack McDevitt is a Philadelphia native. He has been, among other things, a naval officer, an English teacher, a customs officer, a taxi driver, and a management trainer for the US Customs Service.

He started writing novels when Terry Carr invited him to participate in the celebrated Ace Specials series. His contribution was The Hercules Text, which won the Philip K. Dick Special Award. McDevitt has produced sixteen additional novels since then. Ten of them have qualified for the final Nebula ballot. Seeker won the award in 2007. In 2004, Omega received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel.

His most recent books are Firebird and Echo, both from Ace. German editions are published by Bastei-Lubbe.

McDevitt won the first international UPC competition for “Ships in the Night.” He has also received the Phoenix and SESFA awards with lifetime body-of-work citations. In 2005, Omega won the John W. Campbell Award for best novel. And in 2007, Seeker won the Nebula in the same category. Nine of his novels have been on the final Nebula ballot.

His interests include, especially, chess, classical history, and the sciences.

He is married to the former Maureen McAdams, and resides in Brunswick, Georgia, where he keeps a weather eye on hurricanes.

Bibliographie (Auszug)

Alex Benedict

1990 Die Legende von Christopher Sim
2006 Polaris
2007 Die Suche
2009 Das Auge des Teufels

Priscilla Hutchins (Academy)

1996 Gottes Maschinen
2004 Die Sanduhr Gottes
2004 Chindi
2005 Omega
2008 Odyssee

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1990 Erstkontakt
1998 Die Küsten der Vergangenheit
1998 Die ewige Straße
2000 Mondsplitter
2001 Spuren im NIchts

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2011 Zeitreisende sterben nie

diverse Kurzgeschichten

Jack McDevitt