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Lincoln Child

Full Name: Lincoln Child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Westport, Connecticut
Number of Works: 48
Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut, which he still calls his hometown (despite the fact that he left the place before he reached his first birthday and now only goes back for weekends).

Lincoln seemed to have acquired an interest in writing as early as second grade, when he wrote a short story entitled Bumble the Elephant (now believed by scholars to be lost). Along with two dozen short stories composed during his youth, he wrote a science-fiction novel in tenth grade called Second Son of Daedalus and a shamelessly Tolkeinesque fantasy in twelfth grade titled The Darkness to the North (left unfinished at 400 manuscript pages). Both are exquisitely embarrassing to read today and are kept under lock and key by the author.

After a childhood that is of interest only to himself, Lincoln graduated from Carleton College (huh?) in Northfield, Minnesota, majoring in English. Discovering a fascination for words, and their habit of turning up in so many books, he made his way to New York in the summer of 1979, intent on finding a job in publishing. He was lucky enough to secure a position as editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press.

Over the next several years, he clawed his way up the editorial hierarchy, moving to assistant editor to associate editor before becoming a full editor in 1984. While at St. Martin's, he was associated with the work of many authors, including that of James Herriot and M. M. Kaye. He edited well over a hundred books--with titles as diverse as The Notation of Western Music and Hitler's Rocket Sites--but focused primarily on American and English popular fiction.

While at St. Martin's, Lincoln assembled several collections of ghost and horror stories, beginning with the hardcover collections Dark Company (1984) and Dark Banquet (1985). Later, when he founded the company's mass-market horror division, he edited three more collections of ghost stories, Tales of the Dark 1-3.

In 1987, Lincoln left trade publishing to work at MetLife. In a rather sudden transition, he went from editing manuscripts, speaking at sales conferences, and wining/dining agents to doing highly technical programming and systems analysis. Though the switch might seem bizarre, Lincoln was a propeller-head from a very early age, and his extensive programming experience dates back to high school, when he worked with DEC minis and the now-prehistoric IBM 1620, so antique it actually had an electric typewriter mounted into its front panel. Away from the world of publishing, Lincoln's own nascent interests in writing returned. While at MetLife, Relic was published, and within a few years Lincoln had left the company to write full time. He now lives in New Jersey (under protest--just kidding) with his wife and daughter.

A dilettante by natural inclination, Lincoln's interests include: pre-1950s literature and poetry; post-1950s popular fiction; playing the piano, various MIDI instruments, and the 5-string banjo; English and American history; motorcycles; architecture; classical music, early jazz, blues, and R&B; exotic parrots; esoteric programming languages; mountain hiking; bow ties; Italian suits; fedoras; archaeology; and multiplayer deathmatching.

ISBN: 0385515502, 9780385515504
Keywords: storm
Pages: 384
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0385515510, 9780385515511
Keywords: freeze, terminal
Pages: 352
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 60%

A breathtaking discovery at the top of the world . . .A terrifying collision between modern science and Native American legend . . . An electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Child.Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle lies Alaska’s Federal Wildlife Zone, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. But for paleoecologist Evan Marshall and a small group of fellow scientists, an expedition to the Zone represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the effects of global warming. Everything about the expedition changes, however, wit
ISBN: 0345455207, 9780345455208
Keywords: utopia
Pages: 464
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

Fasten your seat belts–the white-knuckle thrills at Utopia, the world’s most fantastic theme park, escalate to nightmare proportions in this intricately imagined techno-thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Child.Rising out of the stony canyons of Nevada, Utopia is a world on the cutting edge of technology. A theme park attracting 65,000 visitors each day, its dazzling array of robots and futuristic holograms make it a worldwide sensation. But ominous mishaps are beginning to disrupt the once flawless technology. A friendly robot goes haywire, causing panic, and a p
ISBN: 0307275566, 9780307275561
Keywords: match, death
Pages: 416
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

Everyone’s looking for the perfect match, a life-long partner, and Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe have found theirs, thanks to hi-tech matchmaker Eden Inc. But when the happy couple’s life together ends in what looks like a double suicide, Eden Inc. has some explaining to do. So they hire forensic psychologist Christopher Lash to figure out what went wrong. And then another perfect match ends in death...
ISBN: 3426634600, 9783426634608
Keywords: programm, tdliches, eden
Pages: 512
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 8817024600, 9788817024600
Keywords: limit, ice
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0385531389, 9780385531382
Keywords: gate, third
Pages: 368
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0312903391, 9780312903398
Keywords: tales
Pages: 184
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%

Contents: The fall of the house of Usher / Edgar Allen Poe -- The signalman / Charles Dickens -- Green tea / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu -- The Squaw / Bram Stoker -- Markheim / Robert Louis Stevenson -- The upper berth / F. Marion Crawford -- The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- "They" / Rudyard Kipling -- The yellow sign / Robert W. Chambers -- The voice in the night / William Hope Hodgson.