(1950- ) US author and journalist, at one time the Los Angeles-based movie correspondent for the New York Post; between July 1986 and September 1990 he ran the regular movie and television Nahallywood column in Science Fiction Chronicle. His nonfiction books, aimed at a popular market, include: Horrors – From Screen to Scream (1975); The Science Fictionary: An A-Z Guide to the World of SF Authors, Films and TV Shows (1980), a small, selective encyclopedia that is reliable if brief on film and television, but devotes far too little space to authors; The Films of Roger Corman: Brilliance on a Budget (1982); and The Making of Dune (1984).
Naha's first sf novel was The Paradise Plot (1980), a humorous mystery novel set on a Space Habitat at the L5 (see Lagrange Point); the sequel was The Suicide Plague (1982). In 1984, as D B Drumm (a House Name), he began writing the Traveler sequence of Survivalist Fiction set in a depleted Post-Holocaust USA, beginning with Traveler #1: First, You Fight (1984) and ending with Traveler #13: Ghost Dancers (1987); see checklist for titles by Naha, and see D B Drumm for full listing, including titles by John Shirley. The Marauders sequence as by Michael McGann – beginning with The Marauders (1989) and ending with The Marauders: Fortress of Death (1991) – is similar, set in this case shortly after the end of World War Two, and engaging in Military SF tropes.
Naha also wrote three film novelizations – RoboCop (1987), Ghostbusters II (1989) and RoboCop 2 (1990) – and two horror novels, Breakdown (1988) and Orphans (1989). [PN]
born Elizabeth, New Jersey: 10 June 1950
For full title list see D B Drumm.
- Breakdown (New York: Dell Books, 1988) [pb/uncredited]
- Ghostbusters II (New York: Dell Books, 1989) [tie to the film: Ghostbusters II: pb/]
- Orphans (New York: Dell Books, 1989) [pb/uncredited]
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