David Bischoff

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David Bischoff
Born (1951-12-15) December 15, 1951 (age 63)
Washington, D.C.
Pen name Mark Grant, Dave Bischoff , Dave F. Bischoff , Michael F. X. Milhaus
Occupation Novelist, writer, educator
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy

David F. Bischoff (born December 15, 1951) is an American science fiction and television writer.

General Background[edit]

Born in Washington D.C. and now living in Eugene, Oregon, Bischoff writes science fiction books, short stories, and scripts for television. Though he has been writing since the early 1970s, and has had over 80 books published, Bischoff is best known for novelizations of popular movies and TV series including the Aliens, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and WarGames.

Early career[edit]

Bischoff began writing science fiction, and reviews of the genre while studying at the University of Maryland. His first publications were at Thrust, a Fanzine offering science fiction commentary and criticism. The editor, Doug Fratz, later turned Thrust into a trade magazine, where Bischoff was a regular contributor.[1]

His first novel, The Seeker was published in 1976, and in 1978 Bischoff wrote Tin Woodman, a notable short story nominated for a Nebula Award in that year,[2] and later adapted into both a novel and TV episode for Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Movies and Television[edit]

Bischoff has worked on various television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he wrote the episodes "Tin Man" and "First Contact" (not to be confused with the Star Trek movie First Contact). He also wrote the Star Trek tie-in novel Grounded, which spent time on the bestseller list.

Other TV work included Dinosaucers (with Ted Pedersen) produced by DIC Entertainment. His interest in dinosaurs led him to write the second of 24 books in the Time Machine series, Search for Dinosaurs, which is actually about finding Archaeopteryx, the first bird.

In addition to some seventy-five original novels, Bischoff has written tie-in novels for well-known movies and TV series such as Aliens, Alien Versus Predator, Farscape, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Space Precinct, SeaQuest DSV, and Jonny Quest. He has also written show-business related nonfiction under a variety of pen names.

Teaching[edit]

Bischoff teaches creative writing at Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Fiction Series[edit]

Aliens

  • Aliens Omnibus Volume 2 (1996)
  • Genocide (1994)

Aliens vs. Predator

  • Aliens vs Predator Omnibus (1995)
  • Hunter's Planet (1994)

Bill, the Galactic Hero

  • Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Tasteless Pleasure (1991)
  • Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Ten Thousand Bars (1991)

Daniel M. Pinkwater's Melvinge of the Megaverse

  • Night of the Living Shark! (1991)

Dr. Dimension (science fiction series)

  • Dr. Dimension (1993) with John DeChancie
  • Masters of Spacetime (1994)

Dragonstar (science fiction series)

  • Dragonstar (novel) (1980) nominated for the AnLab Award in 1982 for best Serial[3]
  • Day of the Dragonstar (1983)
  • Night of the Dragonstar (1985)
  • Dragonstar Destiny (1989)

Farscape

  • Ship of Ghosts (2001)

Gaming Magi

  • The Destiny Dice (1985)
  • Wraith Board (1985)
  • The Unicorn Gambit (1986)

Gremlins

  • The New Batch (1988)

Mutants Amok

  • Mutants Amok (1991)
  • Mutant Hell (1991)
  • Rebel Attack (1991)
  • Holocaust Horror (1991)

Nightworld (science fiction series)

  • Nightworld (science fiction novel) (1979)
  • Vampires of Nightworld (1981)

SeaQuest DSV

  • SeaQuest DSV: The Ancient (1994)

Space Precinct

  • The Deity-Father (1995)
  • Demon Wing (1995)
  • Alien Island (1996)

Star Fall

  • Star Fall (1980)
  • Star Spring (1982)

Star Hounds

  • The Infinite Battle (1985)
  • Galactic Warriors (1985)
  • The Macrocosmic Conflict (1986)

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Grounded (Star Trek) (1993)

The Crow

  • A Murder of Crows (1998)
  • Quoth the Crow (1998)

The UFO Conspiracy (science fiction series)

  • Abduction (The UFO Conspiracy series novel) (1990)
  • Deception (The UFO Conspiracy series novel) (1991)
  • Revelation (The UFO Conspiracy series novel) (1991)

Time Machine

  • Search for Dinosaurs (Time Machine series novel) (1984)

Short story collections[edit]

  • Tripping the Dark Fantastic (2000)

Anthologies edited by David Bischoff[edit]

  • Quest (1977)
  • Strange Encounters (1977)

Short Fiction[edit]

  • The Most Dangerous Man in the World (1974)
  • The Sky's an Oyster; the Stars Are Pearls (1975)
  • Feeding Time (1976)
  • Heavy Metal (1976)
  • Tin Woodman (short story) (1976) nominated for a Nebula Award in 1978[2]
  • The Apprentice (1977)
  • Top Hat (1977)
  • In Medias Res (1978)
  • Alone and Palely Loitering (1978)
  • All the Stage, A World (1979)
  • Outside (1980)
  • Waterloo Sunset (1982)
  • The Warmth of the Stars (1983)
  • Wired (1983)
  • Copyright Infringement (1984)
  • Cooking with Children (1989)
  • (Excerpt) Mutant Hell (1991)
  • Spare Change (1991)
  • High Concept (1993)
  • The Big Nap (1993)
  • Dr. Dimension (1993)
  • Santa Ritual Abuse (1995)
  • Be Still My Heart: The Bartender's Tale (1995)
  • Cam Shaft (1996)
  • Brigbuffoon (1996)
  • Vicious Wishes (1996)
  • Fade (1996)
  • The Xaxrkling of J. Arnold Boysenberry (1997)
  • In the Bleak Mid-Solstice (1997)
  • The S-Files (1998)
  • Tooth or Consequences (1998)
  • Tooth or Consequence (1998)
  • Bongoid (1998)
  • Mushroom Tea (1999)
  • Sittin' on the Dock (1999)
  • Joy to the World (1999)
  • A Ghost of a Chance (1999)
  • I Have No Blimp and I Must Dream (2000)
  • Love After Death (2000)
  • Fat Farm (2000)
  • Side Effects (2000)
  • May Oysters Have Legs (2000)
  • CD OM (2000)
  • Rounded by a Sleep (2000)
  • The Last Full Measure (2000)
  • A Game of Swords (2000)
  • The Whiteviper Scrolls (2001)
  • Mutant Mother from Hell: A “Fizz Smith” Story (2001)
  • The Tenth Wonder of the World (2001)
  • Books (2002)
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice's Apprentice (2002)
  • Die, Christmas, Die! (2004)
  • Lonesome Diesel (2004)
  • Heathcliff's Notes (2004)
  • Enter All Abandon, Ye Who Hope Here (2005)
  • Quoth the Screaming Chicken (2006)
  • Further (2006)
  • The Man Who Would Be Overlord (2007)

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