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Geoffrey A. Thorne (born 20 January 1970; age 49) is a prolific science fiction author and screenwriter who has written a number of short stories for the Star Trek anthologies and the novel Sword of Damocles. He also wrote an unproduced episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Rivals,  not to be confused with the similarly titled episode from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Rivals".
Thorne is also an actor and appeared in a regular role in the police procedural In the Heat of the Night during the 1990s. He also appeared in the likes of Diagnosis Murder, ER, Hill Street Blues and the film City of Angels.
He became a professional writer after winning Second Prize in Simon & Schuster's Strange New Worlds competition.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, and is an advocate of African American rights.
Writing credits Edit
- Strange New Worlds VI
- "The Soft Room" (2nd Place Winner)
- Strange New Worlds VIII
- "Concurrence" (2nd Place Winner)
- DS9: Prophecy and Change
- VOY: Distant Shores
- "Or the Tiger"
- Star Trek: Titan: Sword of Damocles