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Mel Gilden

USA flag (b.1947)

Mel Gilden is the author of many children's books, some of which received rave reviews in such places as School Library Journal and Booklist. His multi-part stories for children appeared frequently in the Los Angeles Times. His popular novels and short stories for grown-ups have also received good reviews in the Washington Post and other publications. (See new publications under his name at the Kindle Store of
Licensed properties include adaptations of feature films, and of TV shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210; and NASCAR Racers. He has also written books based on video games and has written original stories based in the Star Trek universe. His short stories have appeared in many original and reprint anthologies.
He has written cartoons for TV, has developed new shows, and was assistant story editor for the DIC television production of The Real Ghostbusters. He consulted at Disney and Universal, helping develop theme park attractions. Gilden spent five years as co-host of the science-fiction interview show, Hour-25, on KPFK radio in Los Angeles.
Gilden lectures to school and library groups, and has been known to teach fiction writing. He lives in Los Angeles, California, where the debris meets the sea, and still hopes to be an astronaut when he grows up.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery

Series contributed to
Black Cat Weekly
   32. Black Cat Weekly #32 (2022) (with Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Hal Charles, Wil A Emerson, Edmond Hamilton, Malcolm Jameson, Robert Sheckley, Henry Slesar, Don Webb and Stacy Woodson)
   33. Black Cat Weekly #33 (2022) (with Hal Charles, Lester del Rey, Patricia Dusenbury, Greg Herren, Malcolm Jameson, Edison Marshall, Nancy Jane Moore and Larry Tritten)
   34. Black Cat Weekly #34 (2022) (with Hal Charles, Sara M Chen, William F Gekle, Otis Adelbert Kline, Henry Kuttner, Arthur Machen, Jeffrey J Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell and Stephen D Rogers)
   35. Black Cat Weekly #35 (2022) (with Christopher B Booth, Hal Charles, Lester del Rey, Eve Fisher, Malcolm Jameson, Henry Kuttner, Fred Saberhagen, Sarah R Shaber, Michael Swanwick and W C Turtle)
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Mel Gilden
Short stories
Deadline (1981)
Small Miracles, Part II (1989)
The Ghost in the Machine (1995)