This page is about the Book-icon-simple books character. For the TV incarnation, see McDowell (TV).

McDowell was the Captain of the Canterbury.


He was almost two and a quarter meters tall and very thin. He had failing eyesight and general distrust of corrective surgery.



An aging Belter who had never lived on a planet.

Eros IncidentEdit

McDowell was killed when the Canterbury was destroyed, passing the captaincy to Executive Officer Jim Holden who survived with a small part of the crew aboard the Cant's shuttle, the Knight.