J. Neil Schulman

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J. Neil Schulman should not be confused with fellow Prometheus Award winner, L. Neil Smith
J. Neil Schulman
Born Joseph Neil Schulman
(1953-04-16) April 16, 1953 (age 63)
Forest Hills, New York
Occupation Novelist, filmmaker, actor, journalist, composer, publisher.
Nationality American
Period 20th-century, 21st-century.
Genre Libertarian science fiction, comedy.

Joseph Neil Schulman (born April 16, 1953)[1] is an American 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.

Schulman was born in Forest Hills, Queens. He 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.[2]

He is writer of the Twilight Zone episode "Profile in Silver", first broadcast on CBS March 7, 1986.

Other Books[edit]

Schulman is author of:[3]

  • Self Control Not Gun Control (Synapse-Centurion, 1995; Pulpless.Com 1999)
  • Profile in Silver and Other Screenwritings (Pulpless.Com, 1999)
  • The Frame of the Century? (Pulpless.Com, 1999)
  • The Heartmost Desire (Pulpless.Com, 2013)


Schulman was the writer, director, executive producer (along with Nichelle Nichols) of the movie, Lady Magdalene's[4] 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,[5] "Audience Choice – Feature-Length Narrative Film" at the 2008 Cinema City International Film Festival held on the Universal Hollywood Citywalk,[6] and "Special Jury Prize for Libertarian Ideals" at the 2011 Anthem Film Festival/FreedomFest held at Bally's Las Vegas.[7] The full movie is currently available on Amazon Video and Amazon Prime.[8]

Lady Magdalene's currently has a rating of 2.4 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.[9]

In 2013 Schulman completed production on a feature-film of Alongside Night,[10] starring Kevin Sorbo, Jake Busey, Tim Russ, Garrett Wang, Mara Marini, and Gary Graham.[11] The movie premiered July 14, 2014 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, California,[12] played in limited theatrical release from Tugg.com,[13] released for streaming on iTunes in 2014,[14] was released July 8, 2015 as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack,[15] and released in 2015 for streaming on Amazon Video and Amazon Prime.[16] The movie is rated PG-13.[17]

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