Paul Preuss (author)

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Paul Preuss
BornPaul Preuss
(1942-03-07) March 7, 1942 (age 80)
Albany, Georgia
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materYale
GenreScience fiction, military science fiction, non-fiction
Years active1983–2010[1]

Paul Preuss (born March 7, 1942 in Albany, Georgia) is an American writer of science fiction and science articles, who also works as a science consultant for film companies. He is the author of numerous stand-alone novels as well as novels in Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime series, based upon incidents, characters, and places from Clarke's short stories.

Preuss was a consulting editor for the six-book Dr. Bones series (1988-1989) published by Ace Books.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Preuss was born in Albany, Georgia. His father, who worked in the Air Force was stationed at Turner Field. In the first few years of his life Paul had lived in Georgia, Texas, New Mexico, Hawaii and Virginia. The Preuss' settled down in Albuquerque. Paul's father began working at Sandia Base testing nuclear bombs. The scientists Paul met during these formative years were an influence on the types of characters he would write about 40 years later. Paul went to school at Yale, where he met and befriended Sidney Mintz as well as Jean Rouch.[3]


Standalone Novels[edit]

Title Publisher Date ISBN Notes
The Gates of Heaven Bantam Books May 1980 ISBN 0-553-13409-4 Locus Magazine "Best First Novel" Nominee [4]
Re-Entry Bantam Books February 1981 ISBN 0-553-14834-6
Human Error Tor Books October 1985 ISBN 0-312-93332-0
Starfire Tor Books December 1988 ISBN 0-312-93056-9 Locus Magazine "Best Science Fiction Novel" Nominee [5]
Core William Morrow and Company September 1993 ISBN 0-688-09662-X


Peter Slater[edit]

Title Publisher Date ISBN Notes
Broken Symmetries Timescape Books October 1983 ISBN 0-671-47542-8 Locus Magazine "Best Science Fiction Novel" Nominee [6]
Secret Passages Tor Books August 1997 ISBN 0-312-86346-2 Locus Magazine & Campbell Memorial "Best Science Fiction Novel" Nominee [7]

Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime[edit]

Title Publisher Date ISBN
Breaking Strain Avon November 1987 ISBN 0-380-75344-8
Maelstrom Avon September 1988 ISBN 0-380-75345-6
Hide and Seek Avon June 1989 ISBN 0-380-75346-4
The Medusa Encounter Avon March 1990 ISBN 0-380-75348-0
The Diamond Moon Avon November 1990 ISBN 0-380-75349-9
The Shining Ones Avon August 1991 ISBN 0-380-75350-2

Short fiction[edit]

Title Publisher Date ISBN
Small Bodies Bantam Books December 1985 ISBN 0-553-05109-1
The Long Fall Home" Interzone September 1988
Half-Life Bantam Spectra November 1989 ISBN 0-553-05705-7
Rhea's Time Bantam Spectra October 1992 ISBN 0-553-07676-0


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