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  • Author: Norman Spinrad Author Record # 1019
  • Legal Name: Spinrad, Norman Richard
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
  • Birthdate: 15 September 1940
  • Language: English
  • Email:normanspinrad@hotmail.com
  • Webpages:Blogspot, IMDB, SFE3, Wikipedia-EN
  • Author Tags:science fiction (5), Philip K. Dick (3), on titles put on the index (3), politics (2), historical fantasy (2), alternate history (1), fantasy (1), Anatomy of Wonder 1 Core Collection (1), cryogenics (1), New York City (1), SF: The 100 Best Novels 1949-1984 (1), media satire (1), gender wars (1), Utopia (1), military sf (1), Librivox (1), Merril10 (1), writer's guide (1), obit (1), Wolfgang Jeschke (1) and 2 additional tags. View all tags for Norman Spinrad
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Fiction SeriesNovelsCollectionsAnthology SeriesAnthologiesChapbooksNonfictionShort Fiction SeriesShort FictionPoemsEssay Series
  • Essay (Science Fiction Age)
  • Introductions to the Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick
  • On Books
    • On Books (Asimov's, July 1983) (1983)
    • On Books: A Matter of Style (1984)
    • On Books: Generation of 1984 (1984)
    • On Books: Transatlantic Science Fiction (1985)
    • On Books: Inside, Outside (1985)
    • On Books: Books Into Movies (1985)
    • On Books: Must There Be War? (1986) also appeared as:
    • On Books: The Neuromantics (1986) also appeared as:
    • On Books: Critical Standards (1986)
    • On Books: Science Fiction Versus Sci-Fi (1986)
    • On Books: Sturgeon, Vonnegut, and Trout (1987)
    • On Books: The Edge of the Envelope (1987)
    • On Books: Dreams of Space (1987) also appeared as:
    • On Books: Emperor of Everything (1988) also appeared as:
    • On Books: The Hard Stuff (1988)
    • On Books: The Strange Case of J. G. Ballard (1988)
    • On Books: New and Interesting (1988)
    • On Books: The Graphic Novel (1988) also appeared as:
    • On Books: Cyberpunk Revisited (1989) also appeared as:
    • On Books: Political Science Fiction (1989)
    • On Books: Far, Far Out (1989)
    • On Books: F & SF & Genre Expectations (1990)
    • On Books: All's Well That Ends Well (1990)
    • On Books: The Art of Editing (1990)
    • On Books: North American Magic Realism (1991)
    • On Books: Utopia (1991)
    • On Books: Style (1991)
    • On Books: Virtual People (1991)
    • On Books: Mid-List Heroes (1992)
    • On Books: New World Order (1992)
    • On Books: These are the Jokes, Folks (1992)
    • On Books: Plot, Story, and Structure (1993)
    • On Books (Asimov's, July 1993) (1993)
    • On Books: Other Planets (1993)
    • On Books: A British Renaissance (1994)
    • On Books: State of the Art (1994)
    • On Books: First Person Singular (1994)
    • On Books: A Few Good Readers (1995)
    • On Books: Things of the Spirit (1995)
    • On Books: Keeping the Faith (1996)
    • On Books: We Have Met the Aliens (1996)
    • On Books: Deja Vu All Over Again (1996)
    • On Books:Virtual Reality (1996)
    • On Books: Mars (1997)
    • On Books: Ethnicity (1997)
    • On Books: Postmodern Fantasy (1997)
    • On Books: Who Will Resurrect Science Fiction? (1998)
    • On Books: The Edge of the Envelope (1998)
    • On Books: The Future of the Future (1998)
    • On Books: The Pulp Tradition (1999)
    • On Books: Mutants and Cross-Overs (1999)
    • On Books: Closure (1999)
    • On Books: Preservation Hall (2000)
    • On Books: Working the Fringes (2000)
    • On Books: After Science Fiction (2001)
    • On Books: Transcendence (2001)
    • On Books: The Right (and Wrong) Stuff (2002)
    • On Books: Movements (2002)
    • On Books: Economic Determinism (2003)
    • On Books: Content, Consciousness, Style (2003)
    • On Books: No Surrender? (2005)
    • On Books: The New Weird (2005)
    • On Books: Aussies, Brits, and Yanks (2006)
    • On Books: The Big Kahuna (2006)
    • On Books: Whither the Hard Stuff? (2007)
    • On Books: Buried Treasures (2007)
    • On Books: The Multiverse (2008)
    • On Books: Post-Genre Speculative Fiction (2008)
    • On Books: What Killed Tom Disch? (2009)
    • On Books: The Folk of the Fringe (2009)
    • On Books: Third World Worlds (2010)
    • On Books: Time, Space, and Culture (2010)
    • On Books: Urbet et Orbi (2011)
    • On Books: Inside/Outside (2011)
    • On Books: Alternate Realities (2012)
    • On Books: Meeting the Other (2012)
    • On Books: Doors to Anywhere (2013)
    • On Books: Genre Versus Literature (2013)
    • On Books: Retro Versus Visionary (2014)
    • On Books: Space—The Permanent Frontier (Asimov's, October-November 2014) (2014)
    • On Books: Schlock, Genre and Mainstream SF (Asimov's, April-May 2015) (2015)
    • On Books: The Real Deal (Asimov's, October-November 2015) (2015)
    • On Books: Very Hard Science Fiction (Asimov's, June 2016) (2016)
    • On Books: Short Stories (Asimov's, October-November 2016) (2016)
    • On Books: Wolockification (Asimov's, May-June 2017) (2017)
    • On Books: Outside America (Asimov's, September-October 2017) (2017)

  • Personality Profile (Analog)
  • Science Fact (Analog)
  • Science Fiction Comment on a panel talk about publishing in general
  • Stayin' Alive
  • The Future in Books
  • The Profession of Science Fiction
  • Viewpoint
  • Wolfgang Jeschke zum Gedenken (Remembering Wolfgang Jeschke)
Essays
  • Letter (Speculation 20) (1969)
  • A Two-Edged Sword (1969)
  • Foreword: The Frontiers of Edgeville (1970)
  • FIAWOL (1970)
  • Stand on Zanzibar: The Novel as Film (1971)
  • The New Tomorrows (Introduction) (1971) also appeared as:
  • Foreword to 198-, a Tale of "Tomorrow" (1971)
  • Foreword to Circularization of Condensed Conventional Straight-Line Word-Image Structures (1971)
  • Foreword to Down the Up Escalation (1971)
  • Foreword to Driftglass (1971)
  • Foreword to Flight Useless, Inexorable the Pursuit (1971)
  • Foreword to Going Down Smooth (1971)
  • Foreword to Masks (1971)
  • Foreword to Pennies, Off a Dead Man's Eyes (1971)
  • Foreword to Sending the Very Best (1971)
  • Foreword to Surface If You Can (1971)
  • Foreword to The definition (1971)
  • Foreword to The Garden of Delights (1971)
  • Foreword to The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod (1971)
  • Foreword to The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde (1971)
  • Foreword to The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius (1971)
  • Foreword (Modern Science Fiction) (1974)
  • Introduction-Modern Science Fiction (1974)
  • The Full Flowering (1974)
  • The Golden Age (1974)
  • The Postwar Awakening (1974)
  • Introduction (A Canticle for Leibowitz) (1975)
  • Introduction (The Dragon Masters) (1976)
  • Introduction (The Final Programme) (1976)
  • The 'Bug Jack Barron' Papers (1976)
  • Rubber Sciences (1976) also appeared as:
  • Introduction (Galaxies Like Grains of Sand) (1977)
  • Why I Am Not Announcing That I Am Leaving Science Fiction (1977)
  • Introduction (Dr. Bloodmoney) (1977)
  • About "The Last of the Romany" (1977)
  • Afterword (Destiny Times Three) (1978)
  • Introduction (The Man Who Fell to Earth) (1978)
  • Introduction: New Worlds Coming (1979)
  • Introduction: Science Fiction Time (1979)
  • Introduction: The Star-Spangled Future (1979)
  • Introduction: Those Who Survive (1979)
  • Jack Vance and "The Dragon Masters" (1980)
  • Books: A Binocular View (Destinies, February-March 1980) (1980)
  • Letter (Locus #230) (1980)
  • Books: A Binocular View (Destinies, Spring 1980) (1980)
  • The Taming of the Bear: The Coming Decline of Soviet Power (1980)
  • Last Word: Save the Toad! (1980) also appeared as:
  • On Books (Destinies, Summer 1980) (1980)
  • The Future of Science Fiction (1980)
  • Afterword (All the Lies That Are My Life) (1980)
  • Letter (Foundation #20) (1980)
  • On Books (Destinies, Fall 1980) (1980)
  • Introduction (Gather, Darkness!) (1980)
  • A Prince from Another Land (1981)
  • Last Word (Omni, March 1981) (1981)
  • Introduction (Beyond This Horizon) (1981)
  • On Books (Destinies, Winter 1981) (1981)
  • How Randall Garrett Changed World History (1982)
  • The Feminist Mistake (1982)
  • Der stählerne Traum: Eine Erklärung [German] (1982)
  • Letter to Science Fiction Times [German] (1982)
  • How Things Work (1982)
  • Letter (Locus #263) (1982)
  • Years of Lightning, Years of Dread (1984) only appeared as:
  • Letter: In reply to Christopher Priest (1984)
  • untitled (The Faces of Science Fiction) (1984)
  • SFWA, the Guild (1985)
  • Introduction: Hitler Victorious (1986)
  • Hi-tech à la française [French] (1986)
  • Letter (Twilight Zone, April 1986) (1986)
  • SFRA Panel: Cyberpunk or Cyberjunk? Some Perspectives on Recent Trends in SF (1987) withJohn ShirleyandJack WilliamsonandGregory BenfordandDavid Brin
  • Introduction to "La Vie Continue" (1988)
  • Introduction to "Street Meat" (1988)
  • Introduction to "The Lost Continent" (1988)
  • Introduction to "World War Last" (1988)
  • Other Americas: An Introduction to the Volume (1988) also appeared as:
  • SF Conventional Calendar (Asimov's, November 1988) (1988)
  • Letter (NYRSF, December 1988) (1988)
  • The Transmogrification of Philip K. Dick (1990) only appeared as:
  • Letter (Locus #351) (1990)
  • Hat er eine Seele? [German] (1990)
  • Building a Starfaring Age (1991)
  • Science Fiction and the Transformation Crisis (1991)
  • Star Trek in the Real World (1991)
  • New Worlds in Space (1991)
  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1991)
  • Einführung des Autors zur deutschen Ausgabe (Russischer Frühling) [German] (1992)
  • Isaac Asimov: an Affectionate Memory (1992)
  • Préface (Le printemps russe) [French] (1992)
  • Author's Introduction (Russian Spring) (1992)
  • In Memoriam: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) (Obit) (1992) withArthur C. ClarkeandL. Sprague de CampandCatherine Crook de CampandFrederik PohlandPoul AndersonandKaren AndersonandHarlan EllisonandRobert SilverbergandBen BovaandCarl SaganandMartin H. GreenbergandConnie WillisandJoel DavisandShawna McCarthyandStanley SchmidtandSheila WilliamsandStanley AsimovandIsaac AsimovandJane YolenandJanet Asimov
  • Afterword to Romanian SF Anthology (1994)
  • Letter (Locus #410) (1995)
  • The Year in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Symposium (1995) withGregory BenfordandEleanor ArnasonandPaul Di FilippoandRebecca OreandMaureen F. McHughandMichael SwanwickandRobert J. Sawyer
  • Roger Zelazny, 1937-1995 (1995)
  • Afterword (Journals of the Plague Years) (1995)
  • An Open Letter (1997)
  • Letter (Science Fiction Chronicle #195) (1998)
  • Who Is Killing Science Fiction? (1998)
  • SF and the Beats (1999)
  • President's Message: Backlist, e-books and Piracy (2001)
  • The Transformation Crisis (2001) only appeared as:
  • Letter (Ansible 171) (2001)
  • Nachwort (Simulacra) [German] (2005)
  • Die Sternenkrieger: Ronald Reagan, SDI — und andere SF-Geschichten [German] (2005)
  • Préface (La guerre des mondes) [French] (2005)
  • Not Really New, Not Really Weird (2006)
  • Afterword (Bug Jack Barron) (2011)
  • Review of the nonfiction work "The Voodoo Quantum Leap" by Reginald Crosley, M.D. (2012)
  • Roland C. Wagner (2012)
  • An Experiment in Autobiography (2013)
  • The Abnormal New Normal (2014)
  • Michael Moorcock (2014)
  • Untitled Asimov's Appreciation (The Nanny Bubble) (2017)
Reviews

Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

Norman Spinrad

Birth name:

Norman Richard Spinrad

Place of birth:

New York City, New York, USA

Norman Richard Spinrad (born15 September1940; age 77) is a science fiction writer who has occasionally contributed episodes to television, most notably "The Doomsday Machine" for Star Trek: The Original Series, an episode that garnered him a 1968 Hugo Award nomination in the category "Best Dramatic Presentation", which he shared with Marc Daniels.

Spinrad wrote an article in Cinema magazine concerning current science fiction film projects, in which he mentioned Star Trek favorably, even putting it higher than Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, which resulted in Gene Roddenberry writing a letter of thanks to the young writer, and inviting him to pitch ideas for his series. After an unsuccessful first pitch (a story concerning an ancient mental probe creating beautiful illusory women, deemed too similar to "The Cage", "Mudd's Women", and "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"), Spinrad came up with the idea of the "Planet Eater", which sold and was later developed into "The Doomsday Machine". (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Two)

Another script he wrote, entitled "He Walked Among Us" was not filmed, due to his own request, after producer Gene Coon rewrote it to a comedy. [1] Recently Spinrad reconfigured the story with original characters and settings, and posted it as an on-line novel.

For the aborted Star Trek: Phase II, Spinrad wrote a script entitled "To Attain The All."

Currently, Spinrad is set to direct "He Walked Among Us" as an episode of the fan film series, Star Trek: Phase II (formerly Star Trek: New Voyages). [2]

Further reading Edit

  • "Norman Spinrad's "The Doomsday Machine"", Edward Gross, Starlog, issue 129, April 1988, pp. 22-26

External links Edit

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