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 Sea of Grass Series
|1||Child of Earth||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||Child of Grass||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Star Trek: The Manga Series
|1||Star Trek||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Star Trek||2009||Description / Buy|
Order of The War Against the Chtorr Series
|1||A Matter For Men||1983||Description / Buy|
|2||The War Against the Chtorr - Invasion||1984||Description / Buy|
|3||A Day for Damnation||1984||Description / Buy|
|4||A Rage for Revenge||1989||Description / Buy|
|5||A Season for Slaughter||1992||Description / Buy|
|6||A Season for Slaughter||1992||Description / Buy|
|7||Method for Madness||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels Series
|1||Tales from the Crypt #9 (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Tales from the Crypt #9 (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||Tales from the Crypt #9 (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||Tales from the Crypt #9 (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|5||Tales from the Crypt #9 (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Dingilliad / Starsiders Series
|1||Jumping Off the Planet||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||Bouncing Off the Moon||2001||Description / Buy|
|3||Leaping to the Stars||2002||Description / Buy|
|4||The Far Side Of The Sky||2002||Description / Buy|
Order of Trackers Series
|1||A Covenant of Justice||1994||Description / Buy|
|2||Under the Eye of God||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Star Wolf Series
|1||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|
|5||Tales of the Star Wolf||2004||Description / Buy|
Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Series
|1||Encounter at Farpoint||1987||Description / Buy|
|2||Grounded||1993||Description / Buy|
Order of StarCraft: Ghost Academy Series
|1||Starcraft: Ghost Academy, Volume 1||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||StarCraft: Ghost Academy, Volume 2||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||StarCraft: Ghost Academy, Volume 3||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of David Gerrold Collections
|1||With a finger in my I||1972||Description / Buy|
|2||Alternate Gerrolds||2004||Description / Buy|
|3||The Involuntary Human||2007||Description / Buy|
|4||Winter Horror Days||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of David Gerrold Standalone Novels
|1||The Flying Sorcerers||1970||Description / Buy|
|2||Protostars||1971||Description / Buy|
|3||When H.A.R.L.I.E. Was One||1972||Description / Buy|
|4||Space Skimmer||1972||Description / Buy|
|5||The Man Who Folded Himself (Short Story)||1973||Description / Buy|
|6||Moonstar Odyssey||1977||Description / Buy|
|7||Deathbeast||1978||Description / Buy|
|8||The World of Star Trek||1984||Description / Buy|
|9||Chess With A Dragon||1987||Description / Buy|
|10||Worlds of Wonder||2001||Description / Buy|
|11||The Martian Child||2002||Description / Buy|
|12||Boarding the Enterprise||2006||Description / Buy|
|13||A Wish for Smish (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|14||The Kennedy Enterprise (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|15||Digging in Gehenna/Riding Janis (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|16||Maximum Gerrold||2013||Description / Buy|
|17||Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen O'Clock||2015||Description / Buy|
|18||Jacob||2015||Description / Buy|
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 Winter Horror Days and was released on December, 10th 2015. It is the newest book in the David Gerrold Collections.