J. Neil Schulman
|J. Neil Schulman|
April 16, 1953 |
Forest Hills, New York
|Occupation||novelist, filmmaker, actor, journalist, composer, publisher.|
|Genre||Libertarian science fiction, comedy.|
Joseph Neil Schulman (born April 16, 1953 in Forest Hills, Queens, U.S.) is a novelist who wrote Alongside Night (published 1979) and The Rainbow Cadenza (published 1983) which both received the Prometheus Award, a libertarian science fiction award. His third novel, Escape from Heaven, was also a finalist for the 2002 Prometheus Award. In addition, Schulman is the author of nine other books currently in print, including a short story collection, Nasty, Brutish, and Short Stories, Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, and The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana.
Schulman was the writer, director, executive producer (along with Nichelle Nichols) of the movie, Lady Magdalene's which was produced by Schulman's own company Jesulu Productions. The movie won three film-festival awards: "Best Cutting Edge Film" at the 2008 San Diego Black Film Festival, "Audience Choice – Feature-Length Narrative Film" at the 2008 Cinema City International Film Festival held on the Universal Hollywood Citywalk, and "Special Jury Prize for Libertarian Ideals" at the 2011 Anthem Film Festival/FreedomFest held at Bally's Las Vegas. The full movie is currently available on YouTube.
Lady Magdalene's currently has a rating of 1.8 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Schulman has claimed that this rating is artificially low as a result of Sockpuppet (Internet) accounts on IMDb which allow a few users to rate films and troll message boards using multiple identities. 
- The Robert Heinlein Interview and other Heinleiniana
- Video on YouTube