Jack McDevitt has been described by Stephen King as “the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.” He is the author of twenty-three novels, twelve of which have been Nebula finalists. Seeker won the award in 2006. He has also won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the Robert A. Heinlein Lifetime Award. The International Astronomical Union has put his name on an asteroid. His current books are The Long Sunset and Octavia Gone, both released by Saga.
McDevitt has been an English teacher, a naval officer, a customs officer, and a Philadelphia taxi driver. He is married to the former Maureen McAdams, and resides in Brunswick, GA.