(1931 -- July 21, 2020)
Dean Charles Ing was a SF author, who also wrotestories in the techno-thriller genre. Ing was formerly a member of the U. S. Air Force, an aerospace engineer, and a university professor holding a doctorate in communications theory. He has been a professional writer since 1977. His first published SF story was "Tight Squeeze" in Astounding (February, 1955).
Following the death of SF author Mack Reynolds in 1983, Ing was asked to finish six of Reynolds' uncompleted manuscripts, including the futuristic thriller Deathwish World (1986). Much of Ing's fiction includes detailed, practical descriptions of techniques and methods which would be useful in an individual or group survival situation.
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.
Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1979 -- Best Novelette Hugo nominee
- 1983 -- Toastmaster at Eucon 1
- 1984 -- ICON 9, Ad Astra IV
- 1990 -- InCon '90
- 1991 -- Con-Version VIII
- 1992 -- Windycon XIX
- 1994 -- Chattacon XIX
- 1998 -- Radcon 2B
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