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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 NorthShoreMovies.net. 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 DreamWor
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Daniel M. Kimmel If you mean why do I write at all, I've been writing things for others to read almost since I learned how to write. My first published piece was at ag…moreIf you mean why do I write at all, I've been writing things for others to read almost since I learned how to write. My first published piece was at age 6 in the school annual. It consisted of three lines on "my favorite day of the week."

If you mean what inspires me to write something new (other than things done on assignment, like my movie reviews), I addressed that in a recent blog post: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...(less)
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I'm pleased to announce that I've just made a deal to have an audio book done of my first novel, Shh! It's a Secret: a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender's Guide. I'm hoping it will be available this summer.

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Daniel For the record, "Isn't It Romantic?" is little more than an elaborate greeting card version of the coffee table book "Love Stories." Even though I also edited a workbook for the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, I consider my official book count as "four." :)


Phillip rob schneider...you have my condolences, daniel
and, damn dude, how many books have you written?
stop slacking off, will you?

; )


Daniel Not "were." Still am.

It means giving up your freedom of choice. I can still see what movies I want to see, but it's been a long time since I've had much control over having to watch the movies I don't want to see. Shlock horror, kiddie films, movies with Adam Sandler or Rob Schneider, I pretty much see almost everything. (Stuff does slip through the cracks, but only because I'm not reviewing it.)


Daniel Lee So.. you were a film critic. What is it like?



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