Glenn Hauman

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Glenn Hauman
Hauman at Midtown Comics in Times Square, New York City on February 7, 2007
Hauman at Midtown Comics in Times Square, New York City on February 7, 2007
Born(1969-03-04)March 4, 1969
Occupationnovelist, short story writer, webmaster, e-publisher, columnist
NationalityAmerican
Genrefiction, non-fiction
Subjectscience fiction, fantasy
Notable worksStar Trek: New Frontier
Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers
X-Men
Farscape
Website
glennhauman.malibulist.com

Glenn Hauman is an American editor, publisher, writer of novels and short stories, book illustrator, and comic book colorist. He has worked in a variety of roles in print and electronic publishing, including software and website development, as well as his TV and novel work within the Star Trek and X-Men franchises.

Early life[edit]

Hauman was born on March 4, 1969.[1] He attended New York University where, where he became friends with fellow writer David Alan Mack, who would also go on to become a contributor to the Star Trek franchise.[2] While in college Hauman wrote for the student-run humor magazine, The Plague.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Hauman worked was an editorial consultant to Simon & Schuster Interactive for many years, during which he contributed to a number of Star Trek CD-ROMs, such as the Star Trek Encyclopedia, Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, as well as those for other properties, such as Farscape.[1]

Among Hauman's books are the eBooks Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers: No Surrender and Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers: Creative Couplings. Couplings was co-authored with Aaron Rosenberg, and is noteworthy for the first Klingon/Jewish wedding ceremony, for which it was covered on NPR[3] and the Jewish weekly newspaper The Forward.[4][5] He also coauthored the "Redemption" story in the Star Trek: New Frontier anthology No Limits with Lisa Sullivan.

Hauman wrote the short stories "On The Air", which appeared in the anthology Ultimate X-Men, and "Chasing Hairy", which appeared in the anthology X-Men Legends. Both were featured on the Sci-Fi Channel's Seeing Ear Theater.[1] He also contributed to the anthology Urban Nightmares.

He was a founder of Hell's Kitchen Systems, Inc., which was purchased by Red Hat in 2000 for $85.6 million. He was a founder of BiblioBytes, an electronic publishing site, and was called a "young Turk of publishing" in the New York Observer.[1] BiblioBytes was a named plaintiff in Reno v. ACLU, which found the Communications Decency Act unconstitutional.[6] Hauman was also a founding board member of the World Wide Web Artists Consortium, and was the former chair of their Netlaw special interest group.[1]

Hauman is a columnist for ComicMix.[7][8] He also provided the color art for ComicMix's online publication of Mike Grell's Jon Sable, Freelance, which began in November 2007,[9] and was the Assistant Editor on The Original Johnson, a biographical comic book about boxer Jack Johnson.[10]

He serves as webmaster of the websites of writers Peter David and Robert Greenberger.[11] In April 2011, Hauman joined with Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, and Aaron Rosenberg in assembling an electronic publishing endeavor called Crazy Eight Press, which would allow them to publish e-books directly to fans.[7][12] Hauman provided the cover illustration of Peter David's 2012 vampire novel, Pulling Up Stakes.[13]

Hauman has been a featured speaker at numerous industry trade shows, conventions, organization meetings, and the World Science Fiction Convention.[1]

Legal issues[edit]

On November 13, 2016, Dr. Seuss Enterprises filed a complaint in California federal court accusing Hauman's website, ComicMix, of violating the intellectual property of Theodor S. Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) with its crowd-funded book Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go!, a portmanteau of the Dr. Seuss children's book Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and the phrase to boldly go where no one has gone before, from Star Trek. The lawsuit stated that Hauman's book, which parodies both Star Trek and various Dr. Seuss books, including Oh, The Places You'll Go!, Horton Hears a Who, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax, and The Sneetches and Other Stories, copied Dr. Seuss' copyrighted work, including recreating entire pages from his books "with meticulous precision." The lawsuit also stated that the book's violation of Dr. Seuss' trademark would create confusion in the minds of the public as to Dr. Seuss's approval or licensing. The defendants maintained that the satirical nature of the ComicMix book is protected under Fair Use.[14] In May 2018, U.S District Court Judge Janis Sammartino found in favor of ComicMix on the issue of Dr. Seuss' trademark, ruling that its book was "a highly transformative work that takes no more than necessary to accomplish its transformative purpose and will not impinge on the original market for Plaintiff's underlying work."[15] In March 2019, Sammartino similarly found in favor of ComicMix on the issue of copyright, ruling that Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go! was protected under Fair Use,[16] because its authors borrowed "no more than was necessary for their purposes," and those elements "were always adapted or transformed," and "imbued with a different character."[17]

Personal life[edit]

Hauman lives in Weehawken, New Jersey.[1][3][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Glenn Hauman. SFBookcase. accessed August 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Whitmore, Linda (March 20, 2012). "'Star Trek Destiny' author David Mack's Borg epic comes full cube". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "A Star Trek Wedding". NPR. March 26, 2005
  4. ^ Gross, Max (March 11, 2005). "To Boldly Go Where No Jew Has Gone: Book Features Klingon Intermarriage". The Forward.
  5. ^ Hauman, Glenn (March 10, 2005). "Interviewed in the real Jewish-controlled media". Glenn Hauman: View From Above. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Heins, Marjorie (2001). Not In Front Of The Children: "Indecency", Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth. Hill & Wang. p. 328. ISBN 0-374-17545-4.
  7. ^ a b "Peter David Takes Fans Down Blind Man's Bluff", star trek.com, April 20, 2011.
  8. ^ Hauman, Glenn. "Nebula Awards: And the winners are...". ComicMix. April 26, 2009
  9. ^ Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden. ComicMix. accessed August 19, 2011.
  10. ^ The Original Johnson. ComicMix. accessed March 8, 2010
  11. ^ Hauman, Glenn. "Helping out Peter David and Bob Greenberger" Archived November 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Glenn Hauman: View From Above. April 17, 2009
  12. ^ David, Peter. "Facing the Future". "But I Digress". Comics Buyer's Guide #1680. August 2011. page 58
  13. ^ David, Peter. Pulling Up Stakes. September 2012. Crazy 8 Press.
  14. ^ Gardner, Eriq (March 12, 2019). "'Star Trek'/Dr. Seuss Mashup Deemed Copyright Fair Use by Judge". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  15. ^ Gardner, Eriq (May 22, 2018). "'Star Trek'/Dr. Seuss Mashup Creator Beats Trademark Claims". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  16. ^ Gardner, Eriq (March 12, 2019). "'Star Trek'/Dr. Seuss Mashup Deemed Copyright Fair Use by Judge". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  17. ^ Lapin, Tamar (March 12, 2019). "Judge deems Dr. Seuss-Star Trek mashup copyright fair use". New York Post. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019.
  18. ^ Hauman, Glenn. "IT WASN'T ME..." Archived 2012-03-21 at the Wayback Machine. Glenn Hauman: View From Above. September 21, 2007

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