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Mel Gilden

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Mel Gilden

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Full Name: Mel S. Gilden
Born: July 3, 1947
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Occupation: Writer, Teacher
Nationality: American


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.

Mel has written Ties for such properties as Beverly Hills 90210, NASCAR Racers, video games, and 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.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Young Adult

 4. (1994)
 9. (1997)

 Star Trek: The Next Generation

 17. (1991)

 Star Trek: The Original Series

 64. (1993)

 Zoot Marlowe

 1. (1988)


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