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Douglas Preston

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Douglas Jerome Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English visa mer at Princeton University. He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his titles Two Graves and Crimson Shores which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child, and his titles White Fire, The Lost Island Blue Labyrinth and The Lost City of the Monkey God. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

(eng) This author is Douglas Preston. DO NOT COMBINE THIS PAGE WITH ANY JOINT PAGES OF DOUGLAS PRESTON AND LINCOLN CHILD Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are two different people, who have written books collaboratively and separately. Their author pages should not be combined with each other, or with any of the variants using both their names. Please see "Who Should/Shouldn't Get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.

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Verk av Douglas Preston

Relic (1995) 5,262 exemplar
The Cabinet of Curiosities (2002) 4,042 exemplar
Reliquary (1997) 3,611 exemplar
The Book of the Dead (2006) 3,541 exemplar
Brimstone (2004) 3,412 exemplar
The Wheel Of Darkness (2007) 3,122 exemplar
Dance of Death (2005) 3,073 exemplar
Still Life with Crows (2003) 3,048 exemplar
Monstret i Florens (2008) 2,618 exemplar
Cemetery Dance (2009) 2,379 exemplar
Thunderhead (1999) 2,262 exemplar
Fever Dream (2010) 2,234 exemplar
Riptide (1998) 2,162 exemplar
Tyrannosaur Canyon (2005) 2,089 exemplar
The Codex (2003) 2,084 exemplar
The Ice Limit (2000) 1,967 exemplar
Mount Dragon (1996) 1,737 exemplar
Blasphemy (2008) 1,642 exemplar
Cold Vengeance (2011) 1,581 exemplar
Two Graves (2012) 1,522 exemplar
Gideon's Sword (2011) 1,415 exemplar
White Fire (2013) 1,414 exemplar
Impact (2010) 1,340 exemplar
Blue Labyrinth (2014) 1,245 exemplar
Crimson Shore (2015) 1,096 exemplar
The Obsidian Chamber (2016) 916 exemplar
Gideon's Corpse (2012) 912 exemplar
City of Endless Night (2018) 879 exemplar
The Lost Island (2014) 825 exemplar
Old Bones (2019) — Författare — 795 exemplar
Verses for the Dead (2018) 756 exemplar
Beyond the Ice Limit (2016) 606 exemplar
Crooked River (2020) 604 exemplar
Bloodless (2021) 539 exemplar
The Scorpion's Tail (2021) 533 exemplar
The Kraken Project (2014) 518 exemplar
The Pharoah Key (2018) 506 exemplar
Diablo Mesa (2022) 366 exemplar
The Cabinet of Dr. Leng (2023) 349 exemplar
Extraction (2012) 277 exemplar
Jennie (1994) 216 exemplar
Dead Mountain (2023) 206 exemplar
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 153 exemplar
The Lost Tomb (2023) 94 exemplar
Extinction: A Novel (2023) 22 exemplar
The Forgotten Killer (2014) 15 exemplar
Headhunt - Feldzug der Rache (2018) 8 exemplar
Riptide [abridged audiobook] (1998) — Författare — 4 exemplar
O ‰vÂirus do apocalipse (2013) 2 exemplar
L'antre du diable (2022) 2 exemplar
Desperation 1 exemplar
Strangers 1 exemplar
A sötétség kereke (2008) 1 exemplar
Il fiume del male (2023) 1 exemplar
La costa cremisi (2016) 1 exemplar
Monsieur Bertin 1 exemplar
Kirjavaliot (2007) 1 exemplar
Nel fuoco 1 exemplar
L'uomo che scrive ai morti (2020) 1 exemplar

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Thriller : noveller som håller dig vaken (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 760 exemplar
FaceOff (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 503 exemplar
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Förord — 115 exemplar
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 100 exemplar
In Search of Ice Age Americans (2002) — Förord — 27 exemplar
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v228 #4 October (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Reader's Digest Select Editions 1998 v06 #240 (1998) — Författare — 9 exemplar
Válogatott könyvek (2000) 4 exemplar


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Preston, Douglas J.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Round Pond, Maine, USA
Pomona College
Cambridge School of Weston
manager of publications
research associate
School of American Research (Boardmember)
Preston, Richard (brother)
Dickinson, Emily (Ancestor)
American Museum of Natural History
The Atlantic Monthly
The New Yorker
Laboratory of Anthropology (Santa Fe)
PEN New Mexico
Eric Simonoff (Janklow & Nesbit Associates)
Matthew Snyder
Kort biografi
Douglas Preston is the author of thirty-five books, both fiction and nonfiction, twenty-two of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with several reaching the number 1 position. He has worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. His first novel, RELIC, co-authored with Lincoln Child, was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures, which launched the famed Pendergast series of novels. His recent nonfiction book, THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, is also in production as a film. His latest book, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, tells the true story of the discovery of a prehistoric city in an unexplored valley deep in the Honduran jungle. In addition to books, Preston writes about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. He is past co-president of International Thriller Writers and serves on the board of the Authors Guild. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards in the US and Europe, including an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Pomona College.
This author is Douglas Preston. DO NOT COMBINE THIS PAGE WITH ANY JOINT PAGES OF DOUGLAS PRESTON AND LINCOLN CHILD Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are two different people, who have written books collaboratively and separately. Their author pages should not be combined with each other, or with any of the variants using both their names. Please see "Who Should/Shouldn't Get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.



Extinction by Douglas Preston combines a compelling murder mystery and cutting-edge science in a Michael Crichton-esque plot. This excellent mind-blowing thriller is very highly recommended. One of the best!

The exclusive Erebus Resort is located in a hundred-thousand acre valley of in the mountains of Colorado. Through genetic manipulation Erebus specializes in the "de-extinction" of Pleistocene megafauna, like woolly mammoths, giant ground sloths, Irish Elk, giant armadillos, and the indricothere. These prehistoric animals have had their genes for aggression removed for the safety of the visitors at the resort. For their honeymoon Mark and Olivia Gunnerson go backpacking at Erebus to see the prehistoric animals there and then disappear in the night.

County Sheriff James Colcord notes the obvious attack on the couple left behind a copious amount of blood but no bodies, so Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Frances (Frankie) Cash is called in to track down the perpetrators. Since Mark is the son of a wealthy billionaire, the first assumption is a gang of eco-terrorists are trying to send a message about the resort.

This is a gripping murder mystery full of extinct creatures, perpetual tension, breathtaking twists, and shocking developments that gallops at a heart-stopping pace. Once you start reading the ingenious narrative you will not want to stop until you reach the unpredictable, stunning final denouement. Once the plot took off, I was following in what ever direction Preston led me. I kept trying to predict what was going to happen and was surprised at every turn.

What made Extinction even better (if that were possible) are the variety of fully realized characters and personalities that populate the novel. Frankie and Colcord are great characters and the interaction between the two is appealing even when they seemingly clash. All the supporting characters are presented as unique individuals and you will easily distinguish between them while reading as fast as possible to see what in the world is going to happen next.

Additionally, much like Crichton, Preston has done his research and knows the science behind the direction his plot takes. At the end of the novel Preston shares the real science and the direction it is taking right now. Great characters, action-packed plot, and expert plotting and pacing make this one of the best novels of the year. Thanks to Forge Books for providing me with an advance reader's copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
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SheTreadsSoftly | 4 andra recensioner | Apr 7, 2024 |
Three of my favourite genres---science fiction, horror, thriller---come together for this exciting beach read which kept me up way past my bedtime. Lots of dark claustrophobic spaces and just enough gore to make the monster all too real, and I appreciated the fact that the novel's main protagonist, special agent Pendergast, was not just another comic book know-it-all hero. It's a shame they made it into such a crappy movie.
NurseBob | 149 andra recensioner | Mar 26, 2024 |
So many books coming out referencing the pandemic -- this one fascinated me. Collectively written by 36 authors, many genres, many of whom I have read. Set in a rundown tenement house in NYC in the first 14 days. The individuals quarantined in the building end up gathering nightly on the roof, to cheer for the essential workers in the city, and to share stories. Oral history in a pandemic. Go figure. The stories weave around. The characters are diverse, yet stuck in the same situation. 2024 read.… (mer)
bookczuk | 7 andra recensioner | Mar 23, 2024 |



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