Paul van Herck
Belgian science fiction writerwd:Q2307880
country of citizenship: Belgium
native language: Dutch
languages spoken, written or signed: Dutch
occupation: writer, science fiction writer
Paul van Herck (19 May 1938 in Berchem – 19 June 1989) was a Belgian writer of science fiction novels and radio plays.
Van Herck was a Dutch and French language teacher. He debuted with radio plays for the BRT but became most well known for making plays for the Dutch TROS of which his series about space reporter and NASA astronaut Matt Meldon was the most famous.
Apart from his radio plays he wrote many science fiction novels of which Sam, of de Pluterdag (translated in English as Where were you last Pluterday?) was the most notable. The novel won the first prize at the European Science Fiction Convention in the Italian city Trieste.
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