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

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

Order of The War Against the Chtorr Series

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

Order of Trackers Series

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

Order of Dingilliad / Starsiders Series

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

Order of Millenium Series

1The Legacy of Lehr ( By: Katherine Kurtz) 1986Description / Buy
2Chess With A Dragon 1987Description / Buy
3A Dark Traveling (Short Story) ( By: Roger Zelazny) 1987Description / Buy
4Project Pendulum ( By: Robert Silverberg) 1987Description / Buy
5The Forever City ( By: Richard A. Lupoff) 1988Description / Buy
6The Year of the Ransom ( By: Poul Anderson) 1988Description / Buy
7Joe Gosh ( By: Tom De Haven) 1988Description / Buy
8A Place of Silver Silence ( By: Ardath Mayhar) 1988Description / Buy
9The Homecoming ( By: Barry B. Longyear) 1989Description / Buy
10Hong on the Range ( By: William F. Wu) 1989Description / Buy

Order of Sea of Grass Series

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

Order of David Gerrold Standalone Novels

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

Order of David Gerrold Short Stories/Novellas

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

Order of David Gerrold Short Story Collections

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

Order of David Gerrold Standalone Plays

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

Order of Smart Pop Series

1Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show ( By: Scott Westerfeld, Charlaine Harris, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Christie Golden, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Lawrence Watt-Evans, David Brin, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Laura Resnick, Sarah Zettel, Nancy Kilpatrick, Michelle West, , , , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, Jennifer Crusie) 2003Description / Buy
2Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix ( With:) 2003Description / Buy
3Five 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) 2004Description / Buy
4What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue ( By:) 2004Description / Buy
5The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( By: Stephen Baxter, John Shirley, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, Adam Roberts, Susan Sizemore, , Jacqueline Carey, Vox Day, Cory Doctorow, A.M. Dellamonica, , , , Maria Alexander) 2005Description / Buy
6Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials ( By:) 2005Description / Buy
7The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
8James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
9Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time ( By:) 2007Description / Buy
10Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle ( By:) 2008Description / Buy
11Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized ( By:) 2008Description / Buy

Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Novelizations Series

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

Order of Starcraft: Frontline Series

1StarCraft: Frontline, Volume 2 ( By:) 2008Description / Buy
2StarCraft: Frontline, Volume 4 ( With:) 2009Description / Buy

Order of UFO Anthology Series

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

Order of Star Trek Fotonovel Series

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

Order of Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels Series

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

David Gerrold Anthologies

1 The Book of Ellison1978Description / Buy
2 Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian2003Description / Buy
3 Boarding the Enterprise2006Description / Buy
4 Babylon 5 Other Voices - Volume 12008Description / Buy
5 Best Gay Stories 20112011Description / 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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