|New Yorker Arthur
Herzog is an award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and journalist,
renowned for his best-selling novels The Swarm, Orca (both made into popular
movies), and IQ 83, which is currently under development for a feature
film by Dreamworks.
Herzog feels he can best describe
his life as a series of turning points.
After earning a masters degree in English
literature at Columbia University, Herzog declined the chance at a doctorate,
declaring an "aversion to both libraries and authority".
After mastering the art of non-fiction,
he finally decided on a career devoted to fiction, wherein he created
a new genre called "near in sci-fi," a fictional form that
combines theoretical scientific phenomena with realism. He is termed
the master of disaster