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Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston is the author of 35 books, both fiction and nonfiction, sixteen of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with several reaching the number 1 position. Before becoming a writer he worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and was managing editor... show more



Douglas Preston is the author of 35 books, both fiction and nonfiction, sixteen of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with several reaching the number 1 position. Before becoming a writer he worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and was managing editor of CURATOR magazine. 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 the Mosquitia mountains of Honduras. In addition to books, Preston writes about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker, National Geographic, and Smithsonian, and he taught writing at Princeton University. He is past 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.

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Maya's Musings
Maya's Musings rated it 11 months ago
What happens when an A.I, programmed to go into space, changes its mind, and decides to live its own life? Preston tackles the question of Artificial Intelligence and what happens when they are so self-modifying and quick to learn that they can function as a human being who can also control a frig...
Maya's Musings
Maya's Musings rated it 12 months ago
Preston and Child are back with the third? fourth? of the Gideon Crew series. I didn't read the first few because I wanted to get to the nitty gritty of the encounter and attempted destruction of the creature. The authors do a good job of making this a stand-alone book, with enough references to t...
Book Hoarders Anonymous
Book Hoarders Anonymous rated it 2 years ago
well..that's interesting. Granted, I'm not actually familiar with most of the authors...or characters. Not really the genre I follow. I do kinda wish similar existed in romance if only to see how other authors do characters.
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
When I finish a book that totally blows me away, I have to either change genres completely or go to reread a very old fave. This time, I chose to change genres and try a new - to me - series. And it did the trick!This was an enjoyable read. Sort of like the Ilona Andrews book, it felt like some ...
Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it 2 years ago
I enjoyed The Ice Limit, although approach Preston's works reminding myself that fiction is "the willing suspension of disbelief." The books is a well-researched lark, just as it's intended to be. I appreciate the author's well-developed characters. The writing is quick and concise. The Ice Limit is...
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