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Author Richard PrestonRichard Preston was born August 5, 1954 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated Wellesley High School in Massachusetts in 1972 and attended Pomona College in Claremont, California. Preston is a New Yorker writer and bestselling author who has written books about infectious disease, bioterrorism, redwoods and other subjects, as well as fiction.

Preston's personal hobby of recreational tree climbing is introduced in The Wild Trees (2007).[3] His climbing experience likely led him to write about the largest known redwoods like Lost Monarch in the Grove of Titans, or Iluvatar, described in that book along with delicate forest canopy ecosystems.

In November 2009, Preston was selected by Harper-Collins and the Michael Crichton estate to complete his unfinished novel Micro after Crichton's death in November 2008. The book was released on November 22, 2011. Approximately a third of Micro was completed by Crichton. Preston completed the book according to the author's remaining outline, notes, and research.

Preston resides in Hopewell, New Jersey with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters and one son. He is also the brother of best-selling author Douglas Preston.

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Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

The Cobra Even
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The Cobra Event by Richard Preston

Richard Preston Bibliography

  • The Cobra Event - 1998
  • The Boat of Dreams: A Christmas Story - 2003
  • Micro (co-written with Michael Crichton; completed after his death) - 2011
  • First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe - 1987
  • American Steel: Hot Metal Men and the Resurrection of the Rust Belt - 1991
  • The Hot Zone - 1994
  • The Demon in the Freezer - 2002
  • The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring - 2007
  • Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science - 2008

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