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Christopher Hinz

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Christopher Hinz is an author of science fiction thrillers novels, comic books, screenplays and more.

Born in 1951 in Reading, PA, USA, his early passion for all things SF led to the writing of his first book in elementary school. A four-page epic, it featured a giant monster brought back from Mars who escapes and climbs the tallest building in Chicago, only to be blasted from that perch with a nuclear cannon. The inevitable fallout, along with other youthful digressions, steered Hinz away from science fiction writing and Chicago for many years.

His first mature work,LIEGE-KILLER, was originally published in 1987 by St. Martins Press. ANACHRONISMS, ASH OCK and THE PARATWA soon followed. The latter two novels, together with LIEGE-KILLER, form The Paratwa Saga.

A subsequent foray into comic books led to a number of publications, including creator-owned GEMINI BLOOD (with artist Tommy Lee Edwards) and DEAD CORPS (with artist Steve Pugh) for DC Comics, and BLADE for Marvel Comics, also with Pugh. An evolution into screenwriting resulted in the sale of BINARY, a script based on LIEGE-KILLER.

In addition to other SF projects, he has worked a variety of Earth-based jobs, including picture framer, turret-lathe operator, TV technical director and newspaper staff writer. He has played in rock bands, modeled dioramas and designed and marketed an auto racing board game. He currently creates new stories from the semi-seclusion of a wooded realm in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Genres: Science Fiction
   1. Liege-Killer (1987)
   2. Ash Ock (1989)
   3. The Paratwa (1991)
   4. Binary (2013)
   5. Binary Storm (2016)
   Spartan X (2012)
   Starship Alchemon (2019)
   Refraction (2020)
   Anachronisms (1988)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Duchamp Versus Einstein (2019) (with Etan Ilfeld)
Award nominations
1989 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : Liege-Killer
1988 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Liege-Killer
1988 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Liege-Killer

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