Dean Wesley Smith

(b. 1950)

Dean Wesley Smith is a SF author and editor, known primarily for his Star Trek novels, film novelizations, and other novels of licensed properties such as Smallville, Spider-Man, X-Men, Aliens, Roswell, Men in Black, and Quantum Leap.

He is also known for a number of his original novels, such as The Tenth Planet series, on which he collaborated with his wife, author Kristine Kathryn Rusch. They have also collaborated on other novels, including some of their Star Trek books.

Smith’s film novelizations include Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, The Rundown, Steel, The Core, and X-Men.

His Star Trek novels include original books in series adapted from all five of the live action television series: the original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise.

He and his wife founded the small press Pulphouse Publishing and operated it for many years; they also edited the original incarnation of Pulphouse Magazine. They won a World Fantasy Award in 1989.


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