An Evening of Lively Argument

with Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, and Peter David

7:00 pm in MIT's Main Kresge Auditorium

Saturday, October 6, 2001

About Peter David

Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media ó television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books ó and has acquired followings in all of them. In the literary field, Peter has published over forty novels and scored numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Perhaps his greatest fame comes from the high profile realm of Star Trek novels, where he is the most popular writer of the series, with his title Imzadi being one of the best selling Star Trek novels of all time. He is also co-creator and author of the best-selling New Frontier series for Pocket Books. A partial list of his titles include Q-Squared, The Siege, Q-in-law, Vendetta, and A Rock and a Hard Place, plus such original science fiction and fantasy works as Knight Life, Howling Mad, and The Psi-Man adventure novels. He has also had short stories appear in such collections as Shock Rock, Shock Rock II, and Otherwere, as well as Isaac Asimovís Science Fiction Magazine and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Peter has written more comics than can possibly be listed anywhere. His work includes an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such varied and popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-man, Spider-man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens, and many others. He has also written comic book-related novels, such as The Hulk: What Savage Beast, and co-edited The Ultimate Hulk short story collection. Furthermore, his opinion column But I Digress has been running in the industry trade newspaper The Comic Buyer's Guide for nearly a decade, and in that time has been the paperís consistently most popular feature, as well as having been collected into a trade paperback edition.

Peter is the co-creator, with popular science fiction icon Bill Mumy, of the Cable Ace Award-nominated science fiction series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. He has also written several scripts for the Hugo Award winning TV series BABYLON 5, and the sequel series, Crusade, as well as the upcoming animated series Roswell.

He has also written several films for Full Moon Entertainment and co-produced two of them, including two installments in the popular Trancers series as well as the science-fiction-western-spoof Oblivion, which won the Gold Award at the 1994 Houston International Film Festival for best Theatrical Feature Film, Fantasy/Horror category.

Peterís awards and citations span not only an assortment of fields, but also the globe. They include: the Haxtur Award 1996 (Spain), Best Comic script; OZCon 1995 Award (Australia), Favourite International Writer; Comic Buyerís Guide 1995 Fan Awards, Favourite writer; Wizard Fan Award Winner 1993; Golden Duck Award for Young Adult Series (Starfleet Academy), 1994; UK Comic Art Award, 1993; Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, 1993.

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