Menu Menu

Hardcover (Trade)

Original publication February 2007
1st edition, 2nd printing, February 2007
Hardcover (Trade) price: $27.00
Weight: 2.24

ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-68-9
ISBN-10: 1-886778-68-X
Page count: 477
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Boxed Hardcover

Original publication February 2007
Published February 2007
Boxed Hardcover price: $45.00
Weight: 2.66

ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-69-6
ISBN-10: 1-886778-69-8
Page count: 477
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Ebook (epub)

1st edition, 2nd printing, April 2022
Ebook (epub) price: $6.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-61037-345-6
ISBN-10: 1-61037-345-6
Page count: 477
Book Size: 1.8Mb

Ebook (mobi)

Original publication February 2007
Published April 2022
Ebook (mobi) price: $6.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-61037-019-6
ISBN-10: 1-61037-019-8
Page count: 477
Book Size: 1.8Mb

The Involuntary Human

This text relates to the 1st edition • Hardcover (Trade)

by David Gerrold

David Gerrold has produced a huge and varied body of work over the years. From Heinlein pastiche, to YA adventures, Star Trek canon, and intricate puzzle stories, David is always witty and always interesting.

With David's help, the editor chose some of the best of David Gerrold's short works from across his entire career, including the Hugo-winning, “The Martian Child”n.

Table of Contents

  • The Truth About David Gerrold by Spider Robinson
  • Author's Rebuttal by David Gerrold
  • Interlude #1: Solomon Short
  • The Martian Child
  • Pickled Mongoose
  • Interlude #2: Solomon Short
  • Blood and Fire
  • A Shaggy Dog Story
  • The Strange Death of Orson Welles
  • Interlude #3: Solomon Short
  • It Needs Salt
  • The Satanic Limericks #1
  • And Eight Rabid Pigs
  • The Satanic Limericks #2
  • The Baby Cooper Dollar Bill
  • Interlude #4: Solomon Short
  • Digging in Gehenna
  • King Kong: Behind the Scenes
  • King Kong: The Unanswered Questions
  • The Kennedy Enterprise
  • Chester
  • Interlude #5: Solomon Short
  • Chess With a Dragon
  • The Green Man
  • The Diamond Sky
  • Interlude #6: Solomon Short
  • Riding Janis
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • thirteen o'clock

David Gerrold

Gary A. Lippincott

Printing History

Book produced for Boskone 44, February 2007

Trade state: 1-886778-68-X [978-1-886778-68-9]; slipcased state: 1-886778-69-8 [978-1-886778-69-6]. All copies (trade & boxed) are signed by David Gerrold.

Edited by David G. Grubbs
Cover art by Gary A. Lippincott
Cover design by Alice N. S. Lewis