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Daniel M Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel is the 2018 recipient of the Skylark Award presented by the New England Science Fiction Association. He is past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics and founding co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association. His reviews appeared in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and can now be found at He is also in demand as a speaker for various groups and writes on classic SF films for Space and Time. From 2014-2015 he was editor of The Jewish Advocate, America's oldest English language newspaper serving the Jewish community.

His book on the history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network (2004), received the Cable Center Book Award. He is also author of The Dream Team -- The Rise and Fall of DreamWorks: Lessons from the New Hollywood (2006) and I'll Have What She's Having -- Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies (2008). He is the 2018 recipient of the Edward E. Smith "Skylark" Award, given by the New England Science Fiction Association.

His book Jar Jar Binks Must Die... and other observations about science fiction movies(2011)was a finalist for the Hugo Award for best related work. His first novel, Shh! It's a Secret: a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender's Guide, which was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award given by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for best first novel. His other novels are Time on My Hands: My Misadventures in Time Travel, Father of the Bride of Frankenstein and (with Deborah Cutler-Hand) Banned in Boston. He has also had several short stories published at as well as in AMAZING Stories, Three Crows magazine, and a number of anthologies including Transcendent, Science Fiction for the Throne, and Release the Virgins!.