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David Gerrold

David GerroldAKA Jerrold David Friedman

Born: 24-Jan-1944
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Martian Child

Author of Star Trek's episode, The Trouble with Tribbles.

[1] Kevin Howell, "The Closet Door Swings Both Ways", Publisher's Weekly Notes from the Bookroom, 27 October 2007: "The 2002 novel [The Martian Child] was based on Gerrold's experience as an out gay writer and his attempts to adopt an eight year old with emotional problems who had been in eight foster homes in eight years and had been abused in two of them."

Son: Sean (adopted)

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Author of books:
The Flying Sorcerers (1971, novel, with Larry Niven)
Yesterday's Children (1972, novel, Star Wolf)
Space Skimmer (1972, novel)
When HARLIE Was One (1972, novel)
With a Finger in My I (1972, short stories)
Battle For the Planet of the Apes (1973, novel)
The Man Who Folded Himself (1973, novel)
The Trouble With Tribbles (1973, nonfiction)
The World of Star Trek (1973, nonfiction)
The Trouble With Tribbles (1977, photonovel, Star Trek)
Moonstar Odyssey (1977, novel)
Deathbeast (1978, novel)
The Galactic Whirlpool (1980, novel, Star Trek)
A Matter for Men (1983, novel, War Against the Chtorr)
A Day for Damnation (1984, novel, War Against the Chtorr)
Encounter at Farpoint (1987, novel, Star Trek)
Chess with a Dragon (1987, novel)
A Rage for Revenge (1989, novel, War Against the Chtorr)
Voyage of the Star Wolf (1990, novel, Star Wolf)
A Season for Slaughter (1992, novel, War Against the Chtorr)
Under the Eye of God (1993, novel, Trackers)
A Covenant of Justice (1994, novel, Trackers)
The Middle of Nowhere (1995, novel, Star Wolf)
Blood and Fire (2004, novel, Star Wolf)
Jumping Off the Planet (2000, novel, Dingilliad)
Bouncing Off the Moon (2001, novel, Dingilliad)
Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy (2001, nonfiction)
Leaping to the Stars (2002, novel, Dingilliad)
The Martian Child (2002, novel)
Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix (2003, nonfiction, with Glenn Yeffeth)
Child of Earth (2005, novel)
Alternate Gerrolds (2005, short stories)
Boarding the Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles, and the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Rodenberry's Star Trek (2006, nonfiction, with Robert J. Sawyer)

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