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Peter Allen David (born 23 September 1956; age 58) describes himself as a "writer of stuff". He is the author of several of Pocket Books' best-selling Star Trek novels, and creator of the popular Star Trek: New Frontier series. He also works in the field of comics, known for work on Marvel Comics series like The Incredible Hulk, and various Star Trek series for DC Comics.

Originally from Fort Meade, Florida, David grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He is a prolific author, and has published over fifty novels.[1]. His father was a Jewish German, who was forced to emigrate to the USA, after his Berlin workplace was targeted by Nazis. He is sometimes referred to as "PAD", and has used the pen name "David Peters" as well. He is a graduate of New York University in Journalism. He met his first wife, Myra Kasman, at a Star Trek convention; they divorced in 1998, and David has since remarried.

David left DC in 1991 due to conflicts with Richard Arnold, his editor. David stated "The fact is that Richard Arnold's notes became increasingly ludicrous, such as shutting down a romantic interest for Kirk by asserting that Kirk was no longer interested in women. We were reaching the point where it was becoming impossible to get stories approved. Richard rejected one story with the assertion that there was 'too much violence' even though the violence consisted of a sustained fist fight scene with Kirk (as if they never had those in Trek). As a test, I submitted a script under a fake name which sailed through the approvals process even though it had far more violence than the previous script which was rejected for that reason. When that was approved, I knew that it had nothing to do with the stories and everything to do with Richard's enmity toward me (a far longer story to go into.) At which point I resigned from the book since I felt I could no longer do the job I was hired to do, namely provide stories for DC. Final kicker: The fake name under which I submitted the story that was approved? 'Robert Bruce Banner'." [2]

In 1996, Peter David was the co-creator of the Nickelodeon series Space Cases which was written by Bill Mumy. George Takei appeared in several episodes.

David also wrote two episodes of Babylon 5. Both starred Mumy and Andreas Katsulas; Keith Szarabajka and Carel Struycken appeared in the first, while the second featured Julie Caitlin Brown.

In 2012, David took a stroke in Florida, but survived the incident. He has recovered from this, but was diagnosed with diabetes in 2014.[3]

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