David Gerrold Books

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David Gerrold is a renowned American author and screenwriter that specializes in science fiction. His interests were shaped by Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Cyril Kornbluth and the like.

Order of Yesterday's Children/Star Wolf Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Yesterday's Children / Star Hunt 1972 Description / Buy
2 The Voyage of the Star Wolf 1990 Description / Buy
3 The Middle of Nowhere 1995 Description / Buy
4 Blood and Fire 2000 Description / Buy

Order of The War Against the Chtorr Series

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1 A Matter For Men 1983 Description / Buy
2 A Day for Damnation 1984 Description / Buy
3 A Rage for Revenge 1989 Description / Buy
4 A Season for Slaughter 1992 Description / Buy
5 Method for Madness 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Trackers Series

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1 Under the Eye of God 1993 Description / Buy
2 A Covenant of Justice 1994 Description / Buy

Order of Dingilliad / Starsiders Series

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1 Jumping Off the Planet 2000 Description / Buy
2 Bouncing Off the Moon 2001 Description / Buy
3 Leaping to the Stars 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Sea of Grass Series

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1 Child of Earth 2005 Description / Buy
2 Child of Grass 2014 Description / Buy

Order of David Gerrold Standalone Novels

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1 The Flying Sorcerers ( With: Larry Niven) 1970 Description / Buy
2 Space Skimmer 1972 Description / Buy
3 When HARLIE Was One 1972 Description / Buy
4 The Man Who Folded Himself (Short Story) 1973 Description / Buy
5 Moonstar Odyssey 1977 Description / Buy
6 Deathbeast 1978 Description / Buy
7 Chess With A Dragon 1987 Description / Buy
8 When H.A.R.L.I.E. Was One 2.0 1988 Description / Buy
9 The Martian Child 2002 Description / Buy
10 Afternoon With A Dead Bus (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
11 Jacob 2015 Description / Buy
12 Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen O'Clock 2015 Description / Buy
13 Hella 2020 Description / Buy

Order of David Gerrold Short Stories/Novellas

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1 In the Deadlands 1972 Description / Buy
2 In the Quake Zone (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Kennedy Enterprise (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
4 The Strange Disappearance And Equally Strange Reappearance Of David Gerrold (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
5 Thirteen O'Clock (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
6 A Wish for Smish (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
7 Chester (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
8 Dancer In The Dark (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
9 Franz Kafka, Superhero! (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
10 Ganny Knits A Spaceship (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
11 Nowhere Man (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
12 The Seminar From Hell (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
13 Two Meditations on King Kong (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
14 Crystallization (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
15 Turtledome (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
16 Digging in Gehenna (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
17 Riding Janis (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
18 The Case Of The Green Carnation (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
19 Night Train To Paris (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
20 fourteen o'clock (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
21 The Bag Lady (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
22 Finding Monstro (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
23 The Gathering (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of David Gerrold Short Story Collections

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1 With a finger in my I 1972 Description / Buy
2 Alternate Gerrolds 2004 Description / Buy
3 The Involuntary Human 2007 Description / Buy
4 Fragments (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
5 Read My Shorts (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
6 Little Horrors (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
7 A Promise of Stars 2014 Description / Buy
8 Entanglements and Terrors 2015 Description / Buy

Order of David Gerrold Standalone Plays

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1 Uncle Daddy Will Not Be Invited (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Smart Pop Series

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1 Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show ( By: Scott Westerfeld, Charlaine Harris, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, , Christie Golden, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Lawrence Watt-Evans, David Brin, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Laura Resnick, Sarah Zettel, Nancy Kilpatrick, Justine Larbalestier, Michelle West, , , , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, Jennifer Crusie) 2003 Description / Buy
2 Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire ( By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, , Laura Anne Gilman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Josepha Sherman, Laura Resnick, Michelle Sagara West, Candace Havens, , Steven Harper, , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, , Jennifer Crusie) 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Star Trek Fotonovel Series

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1 Amok Time ( By: Theodore Sturgeon) 1978 Description / Buy

Order of Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels Series

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1 Tales from the Crypt #7 (Short Story) ( By: John L. Lansdale) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of UFO Anthology Series

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1 Unidentified Funny Objects 2012 Description / Buy
2 Unidentified Funny Objects 2 2013 Description / Buy
3 Unidentified Funny Objects 3 2014 Description / Buy
4 Funny Science Fiction 2015 Description / Buy
5 Unidentified Funny Objects 4 2015 Description / Buy
6 Funny Fantasy 2016 Description / Buy
7 Unidentified Funny Objects 5 2016 Description / Buy
8 Funny Horror 2017 Description / Buy
9 Unidentified Funny Objects 6 2017 Description / Buy
10 Unidentified Funny Objects 7 2018 Description / Buy
11 Unidentified Funny Objects 8 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Novelizations Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Encounter at Farpoint 1987 Description / Buy
2 Unification ( By: Jeri Taylor) 1990 Description / Buy
3 Relics ( By: Michael Jan Friedman) 1992 Description / Buy
4 Descent ( By: Diane Carey) 1993 Description / Buy
5 All Good Things... ( By: , Michael Jan Friedman) 1994 Description / Buy

David Gerrold Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Book of Ellison 1978 Description / Buy
2 Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian 2003 Description / Buy
3 Boarding the Enterprise 2006 Description / Buy
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As a child, David loved to read. He started with newspaper headlines and then moved on to small books. Even when he couldn’t quite understand what he saw, the author would go mad with frustration as he stared at the pictures in his efforts to identify some sort of connection to the words.

When the author wasn’t reading, he was dreaming about reading. The activity became a source of distress for him. He simply couldn’t find peace if he wasn’t pouring over some new volume.

Not long after, David discovered comic books and science fiction magazines and he fervently consumed these as well. The novelist was nine when he identified and understood his love of science fiction.

He realized that the genre provided so many opportunities for discovery. David was quite shy and the notion of escaping was obviously inviting. He dreamed of living in a world with spaceships and aliens and the like.

Even when he matured to a point where he realized that his science fiction dreams would never come to pass, that did not stop the author from finding solace in the fact that he shared attitudes and interests with great minds like Asimov and Clarke.

As an adult, David Gerrold dove headlong into the creative fields. He majored in Theater Arts in college. And following his graduation, the novelist considered pursuing acting and directing.

The acting option should have frightened the young man considering how shy he was. However, the acting classes the author had taken has brought his confidence to the surface. He was no longer crippled by fear at the notion of expressing himself to other people.

David ultimately took the writing direction because he had bills to pay and people were paying him to write. He went on to populate his bibliography with science fiction novels and short stories that pushed the envelope, making mention of concepts like the Smartphone decades before they became a reality.

But it has always been his television work that David Gerrold is recognized for. The author got his big break when he saw the Star Trek series premiere and then proceeded to write a two-part episode for the series.

The show’s producer rejected the script because it did not serve the story of the season. But he recognized the author’s talent and encouraged him to submit more ideas.

It was through that encouragement that David eventually wrote ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’. He also went on to contribute story ideas to the Star Trek Animated Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

That doesn’t even include his work on ‘Land of the Lost’, the TV series.

David Gerrold Awards

David received Hugo and Nebula Award nominations for When Harlie was One. He won those same awards for ‘The Martian Child’. The author is a recipient of the Telluride Tech Festival Award.

David Gerrold Books Into Movies

The Martian Child became a movie in 2007. John Cusack played the lead character.

Best David Gerrold Books

David Gerrold has been commended for the effort he has injected into making Star Trek a more inclusive franchise, though he wasn’t always successful, with some of the best books in his bibliography:

The Man Who Folded Himself: Daniel Eakins thought he had the world at his feet. He had discovered a time machine. He now had the power to do anything and everything, from foiling terrorist attacks to gambling his way to a wealthy life.

It did not occur to Daniel that his powers had limits and that there were serious consequences for his actions.

The Martian Child: Dennis was hardly an adoptive parent’s first choice. His mother’s alcoholic tendencies had left him with fetal alcohol syndrome. This was the same mother who had abandoned him as a baby.

Dennis’s experience with the foster system was brutal. The years he spent jumping from foster home to foster home were fraught with physical and emotional abuse.

By the time the boy came into David Gerrold’s life, his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was the least of his worries. And yet the boy’s mental and emotional damage, his feats of violence, they did nothing to dissuade David from loving him.

This book details David and Dennis’ journey.

When Does The Next David Gerrold book come out?

David Gerrold doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Hella and was released on June, 16th 2020.

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