Frank Schätzing


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in Cologne, Germany
May 28, 1957

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Schätzing was born in Cologne and studied communication studies; he later ran his own company, an advertising agency named INTEVI, in Cologne. Schätzing became a writer in 1990, and penned several novellas and satires. His first published novel was the historical Tod und Teufel in 1995, and in 2000 his thriller Lautlos.

Schätzing achieved his greatest success in 2004 with the science fiction thriller The Swarm.

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The Swarm

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4.04 avg rating — 13,922 ratings — published 2004 — 73 editions
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Limit

3.76 avg rating — 3,029 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Tod und Teufel

3.63 avg rating — 2,282 ratings — published 1995 — 41 editions
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Lautlos

3.70 avg rating — 1,507 ratings — published 2000 — 17 editions
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Breaking News

3.81 avg rating — 789 ratings — published 2014 — 19 editions
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Nachrichten aus einem unbek...

3.96 avg rating — 748 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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Mordshunger

3.47 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 1996
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Die dunkle Seite

3.58 avg rating — 550 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Die Tyrannei des Schmetterl...

3.21 avg rating — 484 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Keine Angst

3.44 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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“I'm a reasonable kind of guy. If I hear something that seems to make sense, I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. If the alternative explanation has to be pounded into shape before it fits the mould of our experience, it seems to me that it's unlikely to be true.”
Frank Schatzing, The Swarm

“Averages might mean something to bureaucrats and engineers, but the sea had no struck with statistics: it was a succession of unpredictable circumstances and extremes.”
Frank Schätzing

“It was the mystery that biologists from Darwin onwards had been longing to solve. How could we understand the ability of fish and seals to survive in the cold dark waters of the Antarctic? How could humans see inside a biotope that was sealed with layers of ice? What would the Earth look like from the sky, if we crossed the Mediterranean on the back of a goose? How did it feel to be a bee? How could we measure the speed of an insect’s wings and its heartbeat, or monitor its blood pressure and eating patterns? What was the impact of human activities, like shipping noise or subsea explosions, on mammals in the depths? How could we follow animals to places where no human could venture?”
Frank Schätzing, The Swarm

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