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Gordon Eklund (born 24 July 1945; age 70) is the author of the early TOS novels Devil World and The Starless World. Eklund has penned over a dozen novels, mostly science fiction, as well as numerous short stories. His first story ever published, the 1970 novelette Dear Aunt Annie earned him a Nebula award nomination. Though he lost the award to fellow Trek writer Theodore Sturgeon (who penned the screenplays for "Shore Leave" and "Amok Time"), Eklund later won the 1974 Nebula award for his novelette If the Stars Are Gods.