FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ashland, Or., February 26, 2005
Dean Ing, Master of the Techno-Thriller, Speaks March
Dean Ing, bestselling writer of thrillers, science fiction and fantasy
will speak and sign at the next meeting of the Ashland Mystery Readers
Group, Thursday March 10th 7pm at the Ashland Public Library.
This is a rare public appearance for Ing, who has been writing science
fiction, fantasy, thrillers and
handbooks since the 1950s when he first published a short story
in Astounding. After a 20 year hiatus, Ing returned to writing
with a vengeance and published more than 50 bestselling novels,
collaborations or anthologies. In addition to his own work,
Ing’s collaborations with science fiction greats such as Larry
Niven and Mack Reynolds have been legendary. To hear Ing talk is
to hear the history of science fiction and fantasy, with names
such as Poul Anderson, Robert Heinlein and Jerry Pournelle
scattered through the conversation.
Dean Ing has been a finalist for
both the Hugo and Nebula awards, the highest literary awards in
science fiction. His mainstream thriller, The Ransom of Black
Stealth One, was a New York Times bestseller. He has been
featured by such magazines as Omni, Analog, Survive, Road &
Track and others, as well as numerous “year’s best” anthologies.
His best loved science fiction and fantasy works include
Cathouse, The House of the Kzinti and Anasazi. Ing’s most
frequently reissued thrillers include Spooker, Skins of Dead
Men, Soft Targets and most recently, Loose Cannon. Reviewers
often note that Ing’s readers, after a thrilling and fun-filled
fictional ride may discover it was also a painless learning
||If Ing’s fiction
is also a learning experience it is because his real life
experience permeates his writing to create realistic and
compelling narrative. Prior to becoming a novelist, Ing was a
heavy-construction and oil-field worker, a United States Air
force interceptor crew chief, a senior research engineer in the
aerospace industry and a builder and driver of sports-racing
cars. Along the way, Ing earned a doctorate in Communication
Theory and taught at the university level.
Above all, Dean Ing is a master storyteller and you will be
spell bound by his stories. Don’t miss him at the the March
meeting of the Ashland Mystery Readers Group. If you're lucky
you may find out what the small red icon is on his covers.
The Ashland Mystery Readers Group meets monthly on second
Thursdays, usually at the Ashland Public Library, hosting
mystery writers and readers. The series is sponsored by the
Friends of the Ashland Public Library and Bloomsbury Books.
The Ashland Mystery Readers Group also
produces the cable access television show Ashland Mystery, rvtv noir,
hosted by Maryann Mason who interviews the visiting mystery writers.
Ashland Mystery, rvtv noir airs Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on Cable Channel
95 on AFN, Cable Channel 31 in Jackson County and Cable Channel 15 in
Josephine County. Now airing is Ex-CIA Agent Jay Mullen, who in the
1970s, was on the ground and under cover in Uganda and the Sudan.
For more information about mystery in
the Rogue Valley, contact Maureen Battistella at 541-552-0743 or visit
the group’s website
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