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Douglas Preston

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Biography:

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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Honduran Lost City/ Witness Encounters

Author Douglas Preston recounted his trip to a lost city in the Honduras. Followed by Dr. Simeon Hein on witnesses to unexplained events & UFOs. More »

Artificial Intelligence & Serial Killers

Douglas Preston, who worked for several years in the American Museum of Natural History, is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction works Dinosaurs in the Attic and Cities of Gold, in addition to a number of bestselling novels. He discussed the latest advances in artificial... More »

Last Night

Marc McPherson discussed high strangeness associated with Canada's Nahanni National Park, including a region called "The Valley of Headless Men." Next, Arlen Schumer talked about Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone. Open Lines followed in the latter half.

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