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Dean Ing

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Full Name: Dean Charles Ing
Born: June 17, 1931
Austin, Texas, USA
Died: July 21, 2020
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Occupation: Novelist, University Professor
Nationality: American


Dean Charles Ing (1931-2020) was an American author, who usually wrote in the science fiction and techno-thriller genres. His novel The Ransom of Black Stealth One (1989) was a New York Times bestseller. He was a former member of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy. He authored more than 30 novels and also co-authored novels with his friends Jerry Pournelle, S. M. Stirling, and Leik Myrabo.

Ing was a United States Air Force veteran (where he served as a USAF interceptor crew chief), a former aerospace engineer, and a university professor with a doctorate in Communications Theory. He has been a techno-triller genre writer since 1977. Following the death of science fiction author Mack Reynolds in 1983, Ing was asked to finish several of Reynolds' uncompleted manuscripts.

Ing was born on June 17, 1931, in Austin, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree from Fresno State University (1956), a master's degree from San Jose State University (1970), and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (1974). Ing and his wife resided in Ashland, Oregon.

Much of Ing's fiction includes detailed, practical descriptions of techniques and methods which would be useful in an individual or group survival situation, including instructions for the manufacture of tools and other implements, the recovery of stuck vehicles and avoidance of disease and injury.

In addition to his fiction writing, Ing wrote nonfiction articles for the survivalist newsletter P.S. Letter, edited by Mel Tappan. Following in the footsteps of sci-fi novelist Pat Frank, Ing included a lengthy nonfiction appendix to his nuclear war survival novel Pulling Through. (Pat Frank authored both the nuclear war survival novel Alas, Babylon and the non-fiction book How To Survive the H Bomb And Why.)

Robert A. Heinlein dedicated his 1985 novel The Cat Who Walks Through Walls to Ing and eight of the other members of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy.

Ing's short story Devil You Don't Know was both a Hugo award nominee and Nebula award nominee in 1979.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works



 4. (1985)

 Man-Kzin Wars

 0. (2002)
 0. (1990)
 1. (1988)
 2. (1989)

 Ted Quantrill

 1. (1981)
 2. (1983)
 3. (1985)

 Tor Double

 35. (1991)