Talk:David Gerrold

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External Links expired?[edit]

Gerrold.com and Chtorr.com are both coming up 404/403. 71.145.140.154 (talk) 11:52, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Biographical information needed[edit]

There is a lot on his work, but not basic biographical facts. It also sounds like there might be substantive information on the issue of his sexual orientation, since that has come up in his work. -- Beland 04:48, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. It's clear from much of his work that Gerrold, if not himself Gay, has keen insight into and interest in the Gay subculture in the United States (read "In The Quake Zone" for one excellent example. Few authors who are not gay would probably bother advocating for GBLT characters and themes as he does. BUT... As far as I'm aware, he has never publicly come out, and if he hasn't, bald statements that he is gay should be avoided. Anybody got any actual documentation on this point? 69.171.176.49 (talk) 06:27, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

See:
  1. Interview, the question "You happen to be a gay man, you wrote a script that pushed Trek across a boundary it had never broached: introducing gay characters into the landscape, and it ultimately got shot down despite the initial public support of Gene Roddenberry…" seems clear.
  2. Contra Costa Times ""Martian Child" is based on science fiction writer David Gerrold's novel, which was inspired by his own adoption, as a single gay man, of a boy named Dennis."
(talk) 08:05, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Actually, he did come out explicitly and publicly with an author's note at the end of the 2003 edition of The Man Who Folded Himself, citing attacks on gay adoption (he has an adopted son) as his motivation for doing so. He says he did not want to come out publicly because he saw it as a "political act" and was already out to friends, family, and colleagues. -- Foofy (talk) 22:36, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Gerrold was born in January of 1944. Gerrold was known to be gay to friends and family as early as 1973. His first public acknowledgment was in his autobiographical novel, THE MARTIAN CHILD, published in 2002, check the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Child-Single-Father-Adopting/dp/0765320037 76.217.2.76 (talk) 01:34, May 14, 2013

Removed marketing details[edit]

In section "The War Against the Chtorr", I removed the following publication details useable only as marketing or advertising:

The 5th book is available for preorder at a major online seller.[1] The date was given as July 2011, however the book was not released on that date and the option to preorder removed and replaced with an option to be notified when the book is released. The revised release date was moved to 2014 as well.

David Spector (talk) 18:44, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ Gerrold, David (2011). Method for Madness. Tor Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-4038-2