a second rate writer based in the USA whose main claim to fame is writing the TV episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" for the popular STAR TREK television show. Recently he can be seen selling overpriced stuffed "tribbles" at various science fiction conventions he attends. They usually go for $20 each. He also has a website in which he asks readers to donate money for various personal requests (in the summer of 2006 it was to give his dog an operation the dog needed).
He has written some novels and short stories such as the adaptation of the planet of the apes movies into paperback format. I have met him and found him to be rude and arrogant to anyone who 1) also wants to be a writer 2) has anything good to say about Stephen King
(PS to Mr Gerrold: Stephen King is a DAMN good writer, instead of being so jealous of his literary genius realize that Mr. King worked his #$@#%$5 off to become that way. Why dont YOU do some of that instead of selling us those cheap overstuffed ear muffs you call tribbles at conventions?")
David Gerrold wrote "The Trouble With Tribbles" and has never let the world forget it.