Jack McDevitt is a former English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer, and motivational trainer.
With the nomination of Echo, his work has been on the final
Nebula ballot ten of the last twelve years. He won the award in 2007 for Seeker. His first novel, The Hercules Text,
was published in the celebrated Ace Specials series, and won the Philip K. Dick Special Award. In 1991, he received the first $10,000 UPC International Prize for his novella “Ships in the Night.” The Engines of God was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and his novella “Time Travelers Never Die” was nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula.
Omega received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award
for best SF novel, 2003.
McDevitt lives in Georgia with his wife Maureen,
where he plays chess, reads mysteries, and eats lunch regularly with his cronies.