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David Gerrold

Born: Jan 24, 1944

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

David Gerrold

Date of Birth : Jan 24, 1944
Birth Place : Chicago

David Gerrold is a Jewish American science fiction screenwriter and novelist known for his script for the popular original Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles", for creating the Sleestak race on the TV series Land of the Lost, and for his novelette "The Martian Child", which won both Hugo and Nebula awards, and was adapted into a 2007 film starring John Cusack.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Author
  • Voice acting
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Jerrold Friedman
  • Jerrold David Friedman
  • N. Ward

Awards Won

  • Hugo Award for Best Novelette
  • Nebula Award for Best Novelette
  • Edward E. Smith Memorial Award
  • Gaylactic Spectrum Award For Best Novel
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