VJ Books Presents Author Douglas Preston!
Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1956.
As the story unfolds we find ourselves in the dim days of prehistory, around 1985 or thereabouts. Lincoln Child, an editor at St. Martin's Press and a big fan of the American Museum of Natural History, decided to commission a book about the museum's fascinating history. After some digging through the Museum's magazine, he found that a Museum employee, Douglas Preston, wrote the most interesting articles on the Museum itself. Child contacted Preston, took him to lunch, and pitched his idea for a book. Thus was born DINOSAURS IN THE ATTIC, Preston's first non-fiction book. Child and Preston became fast friends.
DINOSAURS IN THE ATTIC was published, Preston approached Child with a proposal for a murder mystery, set in a natural history museum. Child told him that murder mysteries were very numerous and hard to make truly successful. But what about a techno-thriller, set in a museum? And what if they were to write it together? And they did. The book's incubation took several years--Child left St. Martin's to work as a systems analyst and Preston moved out to Santa Fe to write full time--but at last, in the spring of 1995, RELIC was published, and since that mega-hit Preston/Child have become one of the bestselling writing teams in publishing history.
Preston was Co-President of International Thriller Writers and serves on the Board of Governors of the Authors Guild. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Long Rider's Guild. In 2011, Pomona College conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.
He counts in his ancestry the poet Emily Dickinson, the early sexologist Robert Latou Dickinson, and the infamous murderer and opium addict Amasa Greenough. He divides his time between New Mexico and Maine.
Lincoln Child Bibliography
Pendergast Series (co-authored with Douglas Preston)
- Utopia - 2002
- Death Match - 2004
- Deep Storm - 2007
- Terminal Freeze - 2009
- The Third Gate - 2012
- The Forgotten Room - 2015
- Full Wolf Moon - 2017
- Relic - 1995
- Reliquary - 1997
- The Cabinet of Curiosities - 2002
- Still Life with Crows - 2003
- Brimstone - 2004 (Diogenes Trilogy)
- Dance of Death - 2005 (Diogenes Trilogy)
- The Books of the Dead - 2006 (Diogenes Trilogy)
- The Wheel of Darkness - 2007
- Cemetery Dance - 2009
- Fever Dream - 2010 (Helen Trilogy)
- Cold Vengeance - 2011 (Helen Trilogy)
- Two Graves - 2012 (Helen Trilogy)
- White Fire - 2013
- Blue Labyrinth - 2014
- Crimson Shore - 2015
- The Obsidian Chamber - 2016
- City of Endless Night - January 2018
- Gideon's Sword - 2011
- Gideon's Corpse - 2012
- The Lost Island - 2014
- Beyond The Ice Limit - 2016
- The Pharaoh Key - June 2018
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