In the Quake Zone

Time-quakes are disrupting Los Angeles in the sixties. A soul-scarred Vietnam vet takes a job as a time-raveler, sewing up the loose threads of unraveled lives, but now he’s on a case that threatens to unravel his own life. Why are young men are disappearing from West Hollywood? Is there a serial killer preying on the nascent gay community? Or is there some darker force at work? A brilliant and disturbing short novel, gritty and realistic, filled with recognizable details. This crossover mix of science fiction and noir mystery evokes a not-yet-forgotten time and place on the threshold of change. Selected by Gardner Dozois for inclusion in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) and winner of the 2007 Spectrum Award for Best Short Fiction, it’s a stunning depiction of a forgotten slice of gay life before Stonewall. … Read More 

The Martian Child

What happens when a science fiction writer adopts a little boy who says he’s from Mars? Prepare to be enchanted.

David Gerrold’s bittersweet memoir of his son’s adoption was rejected by six editors before it finally found a home in the September 1994 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Readers fell in love with it immediately and the story went on to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards for Best Novelette of the Year. It was the basis for the 2007 movie Martian Child, starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet.

This hilarious and moving account of the poignant adventure of parenthood is the author’s personal favorite. With a new afterword, special for this edition.

Thirteen O’Clock

This may be the most brutal and controversial story that David Gerrold has ever written. An attempted gay-bashing of a crippled war vet leads to a scream-of-consciousness unraveling of a terrifying past and the ultimate discovery of a new human possibility. After its publication in the February 2006 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction several subscribers actually cancelled their subscriptions in protest. This story is an unflinching look at souls in transformation.

Contains strong language and vivid descriptions of sex and violence. Not recommended for young or impressionable readers. Please keep your seat belt fastened tightly.

The Kennedy Enterprise

In an alternate timeline, John F. Kennedy goes into acting instead of politics and ends up as captain of the starship Enterprise. But what if history has its own plan for JFK? This savage satire of American politics and Hollywood egos was written by Star Trek’s most notorious scribe, David Gerrold, who also wrote Star Trek’s popular “Trouble With Tribbles” episode.