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Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction Collection: David Gerrold

Identifier: SC-06-DG

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the shooting script and an original tribble from the Star Trek episode "The trouble with tribbles", as well as a tape of the show. Also includes typescripts of three novels: "In the deadlands", "Yesterday's children", "With a finger in my I", and "A day for damnation".


  • 1972 - 1984


Biographical / Historical

David Gerrold is the author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes. He is a classic sci-fi writer that will go down in history as having created some of the most popular and redefining scripts, books, and short stories in the genre.

TV credits include episodes from Star Trek (“The Trouble With Tribbles” and “The Cloud Minders”), Star Trek Animated (“More Tribbles, More Troubles” and “Bem”), Babylon 5 (“Believers”), Twilight Zone (“A Day In Beaumont” and “A Saucer Of Loneliness”), Land Of The Lost (“Cha-Ka,” “The Sleestak God,” “Hurricane,” “Possession,” and “Circle”), Tales From The Darkside (“Levitation” and “If The Shoes Fit”), Logan’s Run (“Man Out Of Time”), and others.

Novels include When HARLIE Was One, The Man Who Folded Himself, The War Against The Chtorr septology, The Star Wolf trilogy, The Dingilliad young adult trilogy, the Trackers duology, and many more sci-fi classics.

Additionally, the autobiographical tale of his son’s adoption, The Martian Child, won the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novelette of the Year and was the basis for the 2007 movie, Martian Child, starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Joan Cusack.



1 box

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Physical Location

Aisle 8B, Shelf 8

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Patrons of the Library, 1969.

Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction Collection: David Gerrold
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
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