Lincoln Child (born 1957) is an author of seventeen techno-thriller and horror novels. He often writes with Douglas Preston. Many of their novels have become bestsellers, and one, Relic, was adapted into a feature film. Child and Preston's books are notable for their thorough research.
Life and career
Soon afterward, in 1979, he secured a job as an editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press. By 1984, Child had become full editor. While in this position, he edited hundreds of books, most titles being American and English fiction.
In 1987, after founding the company's mass-market horror division, Child left the St. Martin's Press to become a Systems Analyst at MetLife. Child's first novel (co-written with Preston), Relic, was published in 1995. He left the company a few years later to write full-time.
In 2002, Child began his solo career with the debut novel Utopia. He has since written Death Match in 2004, Deep Storm in 2007, Terminal Freeze in 2009, and The Third Gate' in 2012. Child's fictional universe is unique from his collaborations with Preston, and even from Preston's own solo novels, in that each of his works is a stand-alone novel, introducing a new set of characters each time.
Novels with Douglas Preston
The Pendergast novels
- Relic (1995)
- Reliquary (1997)
- The Cabinet of Curiosities (2002)
- Still Life with Crows (2003)
- Diogenes Trilogy
- The Wheel of Darkness (2007)
- Cemetery Dance (2009)
- Helen Trilogy
- White Fire (2013)
The Gideon Crew novels
- Aloysius Pendergast, main fictional character in one series of books
- Vincent D'Agosta, another character from Child's novels
- Rohan, Virginia. "THE MONSTER ON THE DOODLE PAD – LINCOLN CHILD'S `THE RELIC' IS THE PRODUCT", The Record (Bergen County), 28 January 1997. Accessed 5 December 2007. "When Lincoln Child was just a lad, his mother handed him a big black notebook. First, he doodled in the front. Then, the Morristown novelist recalls, 'I turned to the back, and I drew something so frightening I could never look at it again.'"
- "Grand Central in New Deal with Preston/Child". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz LLC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- "The Lost Island". hachettebookgroup.com. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- The Official Douglas Preston – Lincoln Child Web Site
- Lincoln Child Website
- Lincoln Child at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database