Steven Gould is the author of Jumper, Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, Jumper: Griffin’s Story, 7th Sigma, Impulse, and Exo as well as short fiction published in Analog, Asimov’s, and Amazing, and other magazines and anthologies. He is the recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award for Science Fiction and has been a Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, Locus List, and Compton Crook finalist, but his favorite distinction was being on the ALA’s list of Top 100 Banned Books 1990-1999. “Jumper was at #94 between Steven King’s Christine and a non-fiction book on sex education. Then the Harry Potter books came along and bumped us low achievers off the bottom of the list.”
Jumper was made into the 2008 feature film starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, and Hayden Christensen, and directed by Doug Liman.
In 2013 Steve was hired to help develop the movie sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar, as well as write novels based on the films.
A pilot for Impulse (Jumper 3), is being filmed in Toronto in December of 2016, for YouTube Red in an arrangement between Doug Liman’s Hypnotic Productions and Universal Cable Productions.
Steve lives in New Mexico with his wife, writer Laura J. Mixon (M. J. Locke) and their two daughters, two dogs, and three chickens. He has practiced aikido and Japanese sword for the last two decades, and has recently served two terms as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
He is not Stephen Jay Gould (who he greatly admires.) On the other hand, he is also alive, which sadly, Stephen Jay Gould is not.
The name of this Blog comes from:
KO-KO (the Lord High Executioner): Well, a nice mess you’ve got us into, with your nodding head and the deference due to a man of pedigree!
POO-BAH (the Lord High Everything Else): Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
– William S. Gilbert, The Mikado or the Town of Titipu