Frank Schätzing

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Frank Schätzing
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Born (1957-05-28) May 28, 1957 (age 60)
Cologne, West Germany
Occupation Novelist
Genre Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller

Frank Schätzing (About this sound listen ; born May 28, 1957), is a German writer, mostly known for his best-selling science fiction novel The Swarm (2004).


Schätzing was born in Cologne and studied communication studies; he later ran his own company, an advertising agency named INTEVI, in Cologne. Schätzing became a writer in 1990, and penned several novellas and satires. His first published novel was the historical Tod und Teufel (Death and Devil) in 1995, and in 2000 his thriller Lautlos.

Schätzing achieved his greatest success in 2004 with the science fiction thriller The Swarm.




  • Tod und Teufel (1999/2003)
  • Keine Angst (2001)
  • Der Schwarm (2004)
  • Nachrichten aus einem unbekannten Universum (2006)


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