James Kahn

James Kahn


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in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
December 30, 1947

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James Kahn is an American medical specialist and writer, best known for his novelization of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Born in Chicago on December 30, 1947, Kahn received a degree in medical studies from the University of Chicago. His post-graduate training, specializing in Emergency Medicine, was completed at USC-LA County Hospital and UCLA. His original work includes three novels in the New World series: World Enough, and Time (1980), Time's Dark Laughter (1982), and Timefall (1987). As well as Return of the Jedi, he wrote the novelizations of the films Poltergeist and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He has also written for well-known TV shows such as Melrose Place and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was the produc ...more

Average rating: 4.12 · 19,009 ratings · 651 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Return of the Jedi (Star Wa...

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4.06 avg rating — 8,283 ratings — published 1983 — 67 editions
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Indiana Jones and the Templ...

4.08 avg rating — 2,119 ratings — published 1984 — 18 editions
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Poltergeist

4.19 avg rating — 1,316 ratings — published 1982 — 16 editions
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The Goonies

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4.14 avg rating — 1,249 ratings — published 1985 — 25 editions
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World Enough, and Time

3.68 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1980 — 9 editions
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Poltergeist II: The Other Side

3.30 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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Time's Dark Laughter

3.58 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1982 — 8 editions
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Timefall

3.55 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1984 — 6 editions
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Incarnate

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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World Enough and Time

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
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Poltergeist Poltergeist II: The Other Side
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World Enough, and Time Time's Dark Laughter Timefall
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“Doctor Jones, we're all vulnerable to vicious rumors. I seem to remember that in Honduras you were accused of being a grave robber rather than an archaeologist.
Indy: Well, the newspapers greatly exaggerated the incident.”
James Kahn

“Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.”
James Kahn, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

“I very little, you cheat big!
– Short Round”
James Kahn, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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