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Edward Gross is an author and journalist. Gross is the (co-)author of several unauthorized Star Trek reference books. His first Trek work was as a contributing free-lance writer for Starlog Press, the former O'Quinn Studios, for whom he started working from 1986 onward, submitting numerous articles. His articles were published in their Starlog magazine as well as the 1986-1988 publications Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - The Official Movie Magazine and several issues of The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine.

For Starlog, Gross specialized in tracking down and interviewing the more peripheral contributors to the franchise, such as guest actors, directors, and writers, as well as lesser known production staffers, that were rarely, if at all referred to in other, later publications covering the franchise. Building upon the knowledge and experience garnered there he started writing his unlicensed reference books, most of them in cooperation with Mark A. Altman. In them he expanded upon the interviews he had done with said contributors, resulting in point of view works that were somewhat outside the more "political correct" ones utilized in the officially licensed works of, for example, Pocket Books. Interviewees, long outside the purview of official studio policies, often felt free to proffer a more critical view on the production of Star Trek and the studio policies surrounding them.

Star Trek credits

Non Trek work

  • Books
    • Buffy X-Posed : The Unauthorized Biography of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Her On-Screen Character
    • Spider-Man Confidential: From Comic Icon to Hollywood Hero
    • Alien Nation: The Unofficial Companion
    • Planet of the Apes Revisited: The Role of the Chicago Underworld in the Shaping of Modern America
    • Planet of the Apes Revisited: the Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Classic Science Fiction Saga
    • Creating Babylon 5
    • Rocky: The Ultimate Guide
    • Dark Shadows Tribute Book (with James Van Hise)
    • Films of Eddie Murphy
    • The L.A. Law Handbook
    • Top Gun: The Films of Tom Cruise
    • Unofficial Tale of Beauty and the Beast
    • Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name
    • The Unofficial Story of the Making of a Wiseguy
    • The Wonder Years: Growing Up in the 1960s
    • Secret of Michael J. Fox's Success
    • The 25th Anniversary Odd Couple Companion: Still Odd After All These Years
    • Rocky and the Films of Sylvester Stallone
    • Dark Shadows: A 20th Anniversary Tribute: The Dark Shadows Files
    • Dark Shadows: The Terror Begins: The Dark Shadows Files
    • So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica (with Mark A. Altman)