History Creator / JackMcDevitt

6th Nov '17 9:37:59 AM dlchen145
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Jack [=McDevitt=] is an American ScienceFiction writer, known for mixing future-archeology in with his SF.

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Jack [=McDevitt=] (born April 14, 1935) is an American ScienceFiction writer, known for mixing future-archeology in with his SF.
25th Sep '17 11:57:39 PM PaulA
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: He really likes to do this before killing off any vaguely important characters. When he starts talking about how one character will think back to this moment, later, it's often because it's the last time they'll see another character alive. He's deliberately not very subtle about it.
11th Mar '17 1:20:55 PM Xtifr
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!! Works by Jack [=McDevitt=]

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!! Works by Jack [=McDevitt=]with a page on this wiki:
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* ''Ancient Shores''



* ''The Hercules Text''



* ''Moonfall''



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!! Selected other works
* ''Ancient Shores''
* ''The Hercules Text''
* ''Moonfall''



!! Tropes in his works:

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!! Tropes in his other works:
7th Nov '15 3:30:36 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* RetroactivePreparation: ''Time Travelers Never Die'' makes extensive use of this principle.
7th Nov '15 3:30:12 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* FutureImperfect: In ''Eternity Road'', a future civilization studies the religious monuments of the past. Highways. They must have been of great spiritual significance, because the ancestors built them everywhere. They even call our civilization the "Roadmakers".
* NeverFoundTheBody: ''Eternity Road'' initially looks like it's heading for an EverybodyLives ending, so this trope is used after the first [[MoodWhiplash sudden death during a lighthearted section]]. The second such death--not so much.
* RetroactivePreparation: ''Time Travelers Never Die'' makes extensive use of this principle.
* RuinsOfTheModernAge: ''Eternity Road'' has this in its title--we're remembered as the "Roadmakers," because our highways are just about the only things we left behind.
7th Nov '15 3:18:12 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ''Eternity Road''

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* ''Eternity Road''''Literature/EternityRoad''
1st Jul '14 2:09:52 PM Xtifr
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* The ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series (aka ''The Academy Novels''): ''The Engines of God'', ''Deepsix'', ''Chindi'', ''Omega'', ''Odyssey'', ''Cauldron'', ''[=StarHawk=]''

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* The ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series (aka ''The Academy Novels''): ''The Engines of God'', ''Deepsix'', ''Chindi'', ''Omega'', ''Odyssey'', ''Cauldron'', ''[=StarHawk=]''''Starhawk''
1st Jul '14 2:05:40 PM Xtifr
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* The ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series (aka ''The Academy Novels''): ''The Engines of God'', ''Deepsix'', ''Chindi'', ''Omega'', ''Odyssey'', ''Cauldron'', ''StarHawk''

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* The ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series (aka ''The Academy Novels''): ''The Engines of God'', ''Deepsix'', ''Chindi'', ''Omega'', ''Odyssey'', ''Cauldron'', ''StarHawk''''[=StarHawk=]''
1st Jul '14 2:04:47 PM Xtifr
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* The ''Literature/AlexBenedict'' series: ''A Talent for War'', ''Polaris'', ''Seeker'', ''The Devil's Eye'', ''Echo'', ''Firebird''

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* The ''Literature/AlexBenedict'' series: ''A Talent for War'', ''Polaris'', ''Seeker'', ''The Devil's Eye'', ''Echo'', ''Firebird''''Firebird'', ''Coming Home''



* The ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series (aka ''The Academy Novels''): ''The Engines of God'', ''Deepsix'', ''Chindi'', ''Omega'', ''Odyssey'', ''Cauldron''

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* The ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series (aka ''The Academy Novels''): ''The Engines of God'', ''Deepsix'', ''Chindi'', ''Omega'', ''Odyssey'', ''Cauldron''''Cauldron'', ''StarHawk''
11th Mar '13 8:13:16 PM KnightofNASA
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* ''The Cassandra Project'' (with Creator/MikeResnick)

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* ''The Cassandra Project'' ''Literature/TheCassandraProject'' (with Creator/MikeResnick)
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